This article is inspired by Sqeakers1 "The Change" in which she battles with her beliefs.
The question is "Are you happy?" It's a concept that even America's founding fathers couldn't ignore, seeing as the Declaration of Independence itself says "We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain inalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness." Now, whether your creator be a four-armed blue man named Shiva, an image-less higher power named Jehovah, or a molecular organism that underwent evolution, I believe we all have a right to be happy with our belief system. Argue all you will, it is still a belief that there is no God, so this includes Atheism.
Why, then, do I run into so many people who have given up their happiness to either please the masses, please an authoritative figure, or to take their frustration out on a belief that failed to stop a tragic event?