Come on, +Sam Harris
, you're giving atheists a bad name.
You know perfectly well, that after we die, there's no review of your life to score how well you did.
You're trying to portray life as, "we're these beautiful important beings, and we'll all going to be destroyed soon. Everything we do between now and then is very important!"
That is not true and you know it. Would anyone notice a single grain of sand missing from a beach? Our planet isn't even a grain of sand to the universe. The laws of physics do not permit us to affect the universe in any appreciable way, no matter how clever or creative or kind we are. Whatever the purpose of the universe, we have no role whatsoever in its outcome.
Atheists aren't depressing because we believe these important beings are destroyed. We're depressing because we believe we were never important in the first place. Except it actually isn't depressing when you think about it.
If nothing we do matters, then we can stop feeling anxious. We can also stop feeling anxious by telling ourselves we'll live forever. The only difference is, our insignificance is true, and living forever is just a fantasy.
Why should I bother pointing all this out, if none of it matters? Well, gotta do something