There’s this fallacy that’s flooding social media and it’s the assertion that if you’re an atheist and you accept naturalism over creation then your life is without purpose, meaning and you’re essentially worthless. They have this ridiculous notion that we are all created for a purpose. I’m yet to figure out what this purpose is other than being blind slaves to an idol figure because they’re convinced that they’ll spend eternity with them. How is this any more a purpose than an atheist who’s convinced life came about naturally (who’s cause is unknown), but we are here so let’s make the most of it whilst we still have air in our lungs?
Atheists accept that this is the only life we have and to get through it happily then you have to appeal to the greater good through virtue. Using empathy, compassion and reason embraces the intrinsic value that a heartbeat gives to a life, and these emotions are what makes us human. These emotions weren’t given to us by a god; more-so evolution and living within societies. Atheists don’t need to think their life has value as their friends and family value them so they don’t need an imaginary father figure who they value more than their own children.
It makes no sense whatsoever to live this life in preparation for the next life when that is built purely on faith and assumptions because it’s what they want as opposed to the likelihood that this is their one and only chance and they are scared of that. They’re prepared to be wrong because they’re that brainwashed into thinking they’ll one day meet their maker.
Humans are self-aware and we have the luxury of imagination with science and technology progressing so far over the last hundred years it makes the idea of organised religion seem so archaic and out of date with the modern world, yet Islam is growing so fast it really makes you consider how easily convinced humans can still be over mythology in 2022. It’s extremely worrying.