Well, overall religion is based on happiness. To a lesser extent or a higher one, it is reaching happiness somewhere. Human nature right? The question I present is what your idea of happiness is?
1. For yourself.
2. For those around you.
The second one I left relative for those who wish not to include the world as a whole because this is sometimes impossible. It may be counted as your friends, world, family, county, ext. Your choice.
1. Ideally it would be blunt form of myself that even strangers knew. This meaning that they would know I was Atheist and my values in life relatively. I grew up hiding myself from everyone.... and I mean absolutely everyone. This stuck with me and I now find happiness in truth.
2. I choose the world as a whole. For this it would be, not the truth for everyone to know. But rather, a balance. Not everyone is happy, but no one is excluded from everything and finds his or her place. This would be cliques that do not overrule one another as an absolute power, but when it was necessary. And foremost, everyone might not be able to deal with this, but could cope and would not go through drastic measures.... such as offing themselves.
Any criticism over my values is accepted also, as long as it's civil and leaves room for me to further state my point through this and not argue.
This is a touchy subject.... so I had to post this last thing just in case. Sorry.