I have been seeing this question quite a lot lately, so I thought I’d write a short post.
Without God, how do atheists find meaning in life?
Impudence, never wavering, ceaseless and interminable, sets itself upon the task of trying my patience. What meaning can be harvested from unremitting and compulsory servitude? With God, “meaning” is reduced to the desires of another. Without God, “meaning” encompasses the distinct region of individuality that permits its development and cultivates personal responsibility. Moreover, it is temporary. Homologous with one’s consciousness, it rises and falls accordingly.
With life comes death. Life’s conceptual opposite is necessary for cognitive perceptibility. Thus, through life’s logical complement we obtain meaning. In contrast, eternity precludes our capacity to truly appreciate life, for it is an illusion constructed to allay our anxieties, insidiously subduing our comprehension in the process. How does one wrest meaning from that which lasts forever?
Meaning is a human construct and its existence is predicated by consciousness. Through consciousness we accumulate experiences, which give…
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