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← Yes, life without God can be bleak. Atheism is about facing up to that

paulmcuk's Avatar Jump to comment 47 by paulmcuk

Atheists have to live with the knowledge that there is no salvation, no redemption, no second chances.

And religionists have to live with the nagging doubt of the same. In the casual assumption that religion provides solace, commentators always seem to shy away from stating the obvious fact that the faithful are generally every bit as worried by death as the rest of us. They mourn it as much in others and fear it as much for themselves, in blatent contradiction of their supposed belief that the afterlife is a land of milk and honey (and possibly virgins). In contrast, those who embrace death in the name of their faith (e.g. suicide bombers) are rightly deemed crazy.

Sun, 11 Mar 2012 07:43:13 UTC | #926069