Because I am an atheist: Rogue

Today’s submission comes courtesy of Rogue via e-mail:

Because I am an atheist…

Life has more meaning…and more pain.

There is only one shot.  I cannot look forward to anything after this.
Whatever my life if going to mean, I have to do it here and now.

I will not see my daughter after I die, I will be just as non-existent as she is.  Those who have died before me have only my memories and the memories of those whom they have touched.  I must carry on without them even as I hold on to those memories.

Pain and suffering is not admirable and has no spiritual purpose, it only detestable and should be fought against.  I cannot comfort myself with the “knowledge” that everything has a purpose from some wise director.

I am the only one who has the power to bring meaning to my life.  This is an awesome power, and a great responsibility.  And more than a little frightening.

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  1. Desert Son, OM says


    Thank you for this very resonant, strong post.

    Still learning,


  2. Randomfactor says

    Because I am an atheist, I know that I will not “be with” my departed loved ones after this life. But I do know I will no longer be without them.

    Thank you for writing this, Rogue.

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