"I choose to believe that this is not a test." - Dr. Gregory House
This is not a test. Some people are under the impression that Atheism equals complete freedom to do whatever you want whenever you want. These people also assume that religion is a strict set of laws preventing one from doing whatever they want whenever they want. These people also indicate that doing whatever you want whenever you want must include, drugs, illegal sexual activity, murder, theft and other assorted sundry behaviors.
For example, often a supposedly religious person will tell me, 'well if you don't believe in god then why don't you do heroin or rape someone?"
As if everyone really wants to and it is only religion that prevents pedophilia and armed robbery.
The issue is not with atheism. Atheism demands that one accept this reality as your reality. This existence is not a test for some other reality.
But if you're religious than this world is only a test for the next. You can do anything, like kill an abortion doctor or assault policemen for arresting baby murderers and it is all covered by your version of god. And if your god doesn't permit that behavior you can always repent, either way, this reality is just an illusion.
Only with religion can you do what you want when you want how you want. Because with religion you don't really exist anyhow, you and your soul are like two separate beings. You can do what you want and your soul gets off almost scott free.