Are there people on this board who still actually believe in some sort of God or inherent meaning to life?
If you'd spend just a few days on /his/ and read a few books on the topic of God and whether or not a entity beyond the natural universe exists that could have created everything other than The God Delusion you'd realise the concept of a God is a logical necessity to the existence of our universe and the illusion we call "time"
Source: brought up in a shitty super Christian family and denounced God because I didn't like church like most other edgy teens, spent 6 years being a militant atheist then decided to actually look more into theistic arguments for "open-mindedness" sake and realised how wrong I was all this time.
Hey man, look at it this way.
We're alive. We're fuckin' alive. We exist. Consciously.
Do you know how much of a chance there is of that happening? The statistical chances of life existing in this infinitely vast universe of ours, let alone US being the ones inhabiting it, are more graham's numbers away from zero than you can possibly imagine.
So, be fuckin' grateful. Don't be that asshole who goes around spewing "HURR LIFE HAS NO MEANING" when you're lucky enough to have the opportunity to create one.
Baha'ism should be in better than most tier. It's one of the most logical, intelligent religions I've ever read up on. If God was real, the Baha'i explanation of God is one of the least terrifying ones.
If it was a "logical necessity", which i dont believe until i see a undeniable proof, it also proofs the existence of god.
If from "we exist" directly follows that "God exists", then if you also accept that we/you exist it follows that god also has to exist.
Not everyone has to go from one extreme to the other anon, militant atheism is literally angsty teens, most people you meet are non-religious for the most part, if they're religious it'll be due to not wanting to part with what they were raised with.
Religion is nothing more than a tool to sate the masses into thinking everything is fine and dandy when you die so they do little with their lives.
Make the most of your human life and maybe there will be an after-life, but don't spend your life expecting anything
>The statistical chances of life existing in this infinitely vast universe of ours, let alone US being the ones inhabiting it, are more graham's numbers away from zero than you can possibly imagine
That is a stupid argument that never worked. Because although the chance of life might be extremely small it has to happen at some point. There might be a gigantic number of universes before ours but at some point a universe like ours has to happen.
If we could only still believe that that there is an intelligent and eternal god, in whose eyes we are important, and who has the power to enable us to live forever. That would be very nice, but it's an extraordinarily difficult thing to believe.
>The chance of you being born were very slim, but you were born regardless, whether you asked for it or not
>Therefore that must mean that you should be grateful for what you have you little shit!