posted on Dec, 11 2012 @ 01:00 AM
reply to post by lonewolf19792000
Hopelessness and despair?
That sounds more like religion than anything.
Religion = Don't, Don't, Don't, Don't, Don't or ... we'll cut off your hands, cut off your head, or you'll burn in eternal agonizing torture
forever and ever and ever.
Atheism, for many is a RELEASE.
Life is infinitely MORE PRECIOUS and delicious when you know that THIS is all there is and what time you have is all you got. You can appreciate life
and live to the fullest in recognition that you're not getting any more special treatment than any other life on the planet; not cockroaches, birds
of paradise, or any other life on this planet high or low.
You become connected to all life since, in essence you're no different than them, except you can think about it.
It makes life all the more beautiful.
Religion is a recipe for suicide, and all sorts of bad behavior. If there's any chance of anything after death, then suicide don't seem so bad,
because it would then equate to at least something different as opposed to total oblivion. I makes it okay to kill people because the invisible guy
in the sky will sorts things and if I do this ritual or make these statements I'll be forgiven for any naughty stuff I've done.