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

**'s an update  

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