Who Values Life More?
Purpose & Meaning
I recently caught an earful from yet another panicky Christian YouTuber who went off on some inane argument about life being meaningless and purposeless without god. It beggars belief that any thinking person could hold such a moronic position.
Only intellectually impaired people need some spooky sky god to give them purpose in life. Atheists find and create that purpose on their own accord. Why? Well, first, there’s the obvious. We’re here, so why not? It’s a logical and natural inclination. I mean, what else are ya gonna do? Play with your prick for the next 67 years? But more important and impactful, we do so because this relatively short time on earth is all we have. When we die the ride is over so we’re highly motivated to make the best of it. Christians have no such motivation. In fact, quite the opposite is true.
From Here to Eternity
If you’re fortunate enough to live a long earthly life, how much can you expect to get? 80 years? 85 if you’re lucky? Tell you what. I’m feeling generous. I’ll round up and grant you 100 years on this beautiful spinning orb.
Okay, now pay close attention…
E T E R N I T Y - 1 0 0 Y E A R S = E T E R N I T Y
Even if you lived a whopping 100 years, your time on earth would be IN-SIG-NIF-I-CANT in the grand scheme of eternity. It wouldn’t even register on the time line meter. Shit, I’ll give you a staggering 1000 years and it still wouldn’t register as so much of a cheese fart in the space-time continuum. A thousand years on earth hold less value than a single grain of sand in the vastness of the universe. A grain of sand is finite; eternity isn’t.
Congratulations. Your silly fantasy of eternal existence just devalued your entire human life. Actually, I take that back. Eternity doesn’t devalue it; it NULLIFIES it. Every frickin’ second.
If there is an eternal afterlife as Christians believe, they must spend their relatively short lives waiting to die so that they can go to their heavenly home, be with Jesus, and begin the never-ending boredom that “forever” provides. This renders their earthly lives as absolutely valueless and void of any true purpose in the grand scheme of things. I mean, why even bother with life? Again, eternity minus your paltry 100 years on earth is still eternity.
Catching an Early Departure
Christians love to ask atheists, if there’s no god then why do you even bother living? Why don’t you just kill yourself? A more inane question I cannot possibly comprehend. It makes no sense. But I’ll pander to their insanity and restate the explanation given above. We [atheists] choose to live because our eventual and inevitable death, and the finality of life, is what makes the time we have so precious. If you can’t see how this is what gives life meaning and drives each of us to find or create our own purpose then you’re too clueless to engage in this discussion.
But let’s turn their own moronic question on them. Let’s ask Christians, if there is a god and your eternal bliss with Jesus (and all your love ones) awaits you in heaven, but you don’t get all that never-ending heavenly goodness until you die, why don’t you kill yourself?
This is where you get to hear all the yummy backpedaling and mind-numbingly stupid playbook rationalizations. Yeah, yeh, yeah, I’ve heard them all. God has a plan for you and you’re here to do his work, suicide is a sin, blah, blah, blah. These are all technically valid statements per your worldview, but they have nothing – NOTHING – do to with why you’re in no hurry to depart this life, you self-deceiving sack of shit.
Look, I see you at the supermarket jumping from checkout line to checkout line trying to find the fastest way out of the store. You can’t wait an extra three minutes to be on your way home so you can tear into your Coco Puffs. But you’re not in so much of a hurry to get home to Jesus in heaven. Hmmm. That’s odd. Since when do trivial earthly pleasures trump Jesus in haste? Perhaps it’s because life is too precious, and deep down inside you’re not so certain that there’s anything waiting for you on the other side of darkness. Seems to me that bet-hedging has its limits.
Imagine two children. One a spoiled rich kid whose parents give him a new car for his birthday, and one who must find a way to earn the car on his own. Who exactly do you think will value his car more? There is no doubt.
Atheists find, create, shape, and nurture their own purpose in life. You see, we’re not lazy “god’s plan” excuse-making blame-pushers like some. We take charge of our lives and navigate to a destiny of our own determination. It’s the life (and purpose) we make for ourselves.
Who values life more? Clearly, atheists do.
Enjoy your Coco Puffs.
Catch another whiff along similar lines of delusion here.