I actually think it's more important to understand the question itself. It poses itself as some sort of philosophical question, but it's actually a political one. And it's between two specific factions of people, the ones that this answer matters to the most. Is it rational, is it righteous to put so much emphasis on the answer to this specific question? Strangely enough, there are plenty religious and non-religious who don't think so. The question feels provincial to me, and as time goes on I think it will become more so to tha internets.