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 in our brain


our character and personality are just bits of that cellular mush


right and wrong, good and bad, are relative concepts


as is truth


they are evolving



morality is a matter of opinion


love and compassion 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 nothing after death


just the end of an ultimately pointless life



we have no destiny, no destination


except decay, death, dust



there is no hope beyond this dying world



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