from mud to Mom - the atheist's reality

Richard Dawkins is right


we are descended from worms**

    

worms descended from pond scum


gorillas are our cousins


we are the end result of random genetic mutations adapting to the environment better than other random genetic mutations


no intelligence was involved in our "design"


beyond survival and procreation, there is no meaning or purpose to our existence



we are a cosmic accident, a fluke


we are made of the same stuff as stars; but just by accident


there is no connection, no relevance, no participation... just "the knowledge"


just a desperate grasping at stardust


because there is nothing else



everything came from nothing,
for no reason


we are going nowhere,
except the grave


our thoughts and emotions are merely electrochemical processes


our character and personality are just bits of the cellular mush that is our brain



right and wrong, good and bad are relative concepts


as is truth


they are evolving



morality is a matter of opinion


love and compassion are electrochemical signals in brain cells that evolved to further the cause of our species
 

nothing deeper, nothing higher, nothing more



there is an eternity behind us that we were not part of


there is an eternity ahead of us that we will not be part of


in a few months, years, or decades we will be dust


soon after that, most of us will be forgotten


this applied to our ancestors


this will apply to our descendants


there is no life after death


just dust



death is the end of an ultimately pointless life


there is no hope beyond this dying world


we have no destiny, no destination


except decay, death, dust



the Bible is just another book



God is make-believe



this is reality



why bother








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however, above the bleakness and desolation of this philosophy of darkness and despair, true reality can be found