I feel like pure atheists (the ones that think we live this life and when we die we’re put into the ground and that’s it)
I reject your definition of ‘purity’ when it comes to atheism. Atheism is a position on one point; belief in a god. There may well be people who qualify as atheists who think we go on to live a magical afterlife full of sparkles and marshmallows who do not hold a belief in a god. Their atheism is no less pure.
live a sad existence.
Uh, I happen to have no reason to think there is anything other than ‘being put into the ground’ after you die, but I’m just giddy all day long. My life doesn’t center around what happens when its over. You must be a real bummer to hang out with if this is your attitude toward life.
Your friend: “Hey man, you like this movie?”
You: Who cares? It’s just gonna be over in an hour and a half anyway!
Your friend: Hey man, the roller coaster is starting to move!
You: So what? It’s just going to be over and there’s no ride after that!
I’m not religious, but I believe that there’s something bigger out there that we can’t even begin to fathom.
So, we can’t begin to fathom it, but you can at least begin to fathom it since you’ve already identified “it” as being both “bigger” and “out there.” How did you determine those two details about “it” when you already admitted it was unfathomable.
There has to be something after this hell. If I didn’t believe that, I’d be pretty depressed all the time.
Your friend: Hey, there’s just enough time for us to get some frozen yogurt before the store closes, you in?
You: There has to be something after this frozen yogurt. If I didn’t believe that, I’d be pretty depressed all the time.
Your friend: Dude, just…I’m gonna hang out with someone else for a while. Someone who appreciates frozen yogurt and movies and roller coasters without always boo-hooing about what’s next.