Atheism - Is that all there is?

Atheism and the fruitless search for meaning


We are ... immediately reminded of atheist guru Richard Dawkins who has told us “The universe we observe has precisely the properties we should expect if there is, at bottom, no design, no purpose, no evil and no good, nothing but blind pitiless indifference.”

Dawkins has repeated this concept, telling us that questions related to such things as the purpose for things in the universe are completely meaningless questions, on par with asking “what is the color of jealousy?” Atheists have long held that the world from top to bottom is completely without meaning or purpose. In the 1890’s, atheist Friedrich Nietzche wrote “Whither are we moving? . . . Are we not plunging continually? Backward, sideward, forward, in all directions? Is there still any up or down? Are we not straying as through an infinite nothing?” In the 1930’s agnostic Bertrand Russell, after pointing out that the universe will result in a vast inevitable death, concluded that our lives can be built “only on the firm foundation of unyielding despair.”
Comment: Meaning is found in Christ!

1 comment:

  1. Why do Theists insist on bringing up things like The Meaning of Life in arguments against Atheism when The Meaning of Life is in fact a complete mystery that smarter people than you have failed to answer? "Love is another one. Why do they ask "How do Atheists explain love?" rather than "how do Atheists explain hungry?"

    With or without religion, "What is the meaning if life" is such a mystery that actually the QUESTION makes no sense. "Meaning" as in what? "Meaning" to who?

    And by the way, why is Jehovah your answer to where "meaning" comes from? Why not Athena? Why not The Monkey King? Why not Superman?

    Come to think of it, you're using a complete and utter mystery to God of the Gaps an explanation for something that might not be there at all! That's double God of the Gaps.


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