His response acknowledged my impulse: “There is . . . in us all the hankering for a satisfactory narrative to make ‘life, the universe and everything’ (in Douglas Adams’s words) hang together in a meaningful way. When people disbelieve in God and see no alternative, they often find themselves wishing they could believe, since now they have an itch and no way to scratch it.”Well put.
Yes, life without God can be bleak. Atheism is about facing up to that by Julian Baggini http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2012/mar/09/life-without-god-bleak-atheismWilliam Lane Craig comments on the above article in THIS PODCAST