So, just to be clear: you're saying that if you weren't religious, you would rape, steal, and murder.<quoted text>
I don't do those things because God gave laid down absolute morality and I am a man made in the image of God and was given a conscience and so I want to obey God's laws.
If I were an atheist, and believed in strict materialism, there would be nothing from which to reference to and I could rationalize it away. For example, abortion, euthanasia, child pornography, etc. Men make laws but from what? If I were atheist, and there were no God and no natural laws forbidding it, why should I agree with them? I want to do what I want to do. Right? Or if I could get away with murder and nobody will find out, why not? After all we are all just a result of evolution, mere animals, that have just randomly evolved from the basic elements. How can we even trust our own thoughts? Afterall, we were not designed. We are just the result of chemical reactions. Right? We can change whatever flimsey rules some joker put up. Nobody to answer to really.
Please, don't stop being religious. You're too dangerous a person to think for yourself.