"I can't conceive of a worse way to spend eternity than with the righteous & religious; with those who have dreamed their lives away giving sycophantic praise to a vengeful God in hope of the rewards of a supernatural hereafter"
Not all people who believe in God are sycophantic or looking for some reward. They live that life in faith. They should be allowed to do so. Many know they are not righteous but strive to be so. Many non believers do the same too.
But, as you bring up conceiving of eternity you have given it some thought.. how do YOU see it being then?