Saturday, January 12, 2008
It occurs to me that this is what life is. A series of stops-and-starts, but always progressing forward. You can't fight it. I'm not even sure if you should fight it. So, what do we do with that? Religion, or theism, gives you the perception that this life is a temporary stop on the way to something better. It allows you to not deal with the reality of this being it. Because, whether god exists or not...whether heaven exists or not, this is the only time you will be who you are now. This is the only time you will have the people around you that you do now. This is the time to treasure and treat like gold. Why waste all that time trying to prepare for something that is likely to be non-existent. It's like spending two hundred dollars a week on lottery tickets. With the exception that we know the lotto exists...so, you're actually better off buying the lotto tickets. Yet, I bet I could find a hundred theists, right here today, that wouldn't put money on the lotto. Spending your life like there will always be a tomorrow is extravagant.
Posted by Atheist in a mini van. at 5:41 PM