The smiting comes after death when you go to hell for not believing.Except if it's the christian god who very much is affected by whether or not you believe in him. He might fucking smite you for not believing in him.
I've been not believing in him for a long time, and have yet to be smitten, but you nev
Either give up soveriegnity of yourself to the blind worship of a tyrant or burn for eternity for daring to use the free will and sapience you were given. You can't win.