“Once you have given up Santa Claus and six-foot rabbits, you will hardly be distressed to know that the gods are false.” – R Joseph Hoffman.
It’s not true though. Not all gods or god-like beings are the same. Believing that fairy tales and imaginary creatures are false is not enough to dispense with the supernatural entirely – in particular it will not suffice to abolish a transcendent creator and orderer of the world, to remove a moral law-giver, or to forget about a redeemer revealed in history. And as for distress about the death of God – well, I think Nietzsche had it right to some extent. Removing God takes away a lot – indeed, everything that is important in any sense other than merely being in accordance with our fleeting whims and desires.