Originally posted by whodey
Of course, without hope what is left FMF?
Well, there's life, whodey, in all its wonder, there's love and being loved, there's family and community, there's the unbridled human spirit, and there is this marvelous, motley, mercurial world in which we make our way with our seemingly incredible faculties.
Not for me your dreary pessimism and your there-must-be-more-to-life-than-this religionist negativity about 'what else is there?' bar 'faith' and 'hope'.
Not for me your blithe references to suicide or your attempt to project the meaninglessness you perceive onto everyone under the guise of 'analysis' of the human condition.
The survival instinct and the appetite for life are fundamental to our human nature. You make it sound as if 'faith' serves to compensate for some degree of deficiency or inadequacy in one's humanity: not a very edifying advertisement for 'faith'.