I have found that I am much happier because I don't go to church. In fact I love to go to the beach and enjoy other activities in life. Going to church is the same monotonous routine week in and week out. In my life time I have heard thousands of sermons by preachers who stand in pulpits pretending that they are "somebody", when in reality they are nobody. As a former member of the Worldwide Church of God, in fact very often when I did go to church happy and cheerful, I came away depressed. The unhappiness I experienced is because of the preachers and their foolishness. I was a young adult then and had to learn the hard way, that preachers are NOT God.
The world is overrun with hypocrites who stand in pulpits and who sit in pews. Preachers and church goers have driven many into atheism, because the hypocrisy is simply unacceptable. The church world is full of self-righteous human beings who think they are "righteous", while many others are not. Is it a sin to drink a bottle of beer? Is nudity a sin? Is it wrong to "think" and ask questions? Is it "rebellion" to doubt or question preachers? Is it a sin to skip church? Does God judge you as preachers preach that He does? Are "professional" pastors really reps for Jesus Christ? If you smoke marijuana are you bound for hell? Does human government represent God or Satan?
Well, you get the point! No matter how you "think", there are other options that you may have never considered and it is extremely doubtful that God is going to take a baseball bat to your head. If you think that God sits on the edge of His throne, ready to pounce on you for what you think and how you live, you have been indoctrinated and programmed most likely by frauds who stand in pulpits. Humans have been running around naked in the jungles of the world for thousands of years, and no doubt God loves them just as much as he does self-righteous people with clothing on their naked bodies. My oh my, must women wear a net or bonnet on their head in order to please God?
Come now and let us reason, because no matter what you think that God thinks, you are most likely WRONG!