Q&A: Imagine you are Atheist, and cannot believe in God no matter how much you want to, what would you live for?
Asked by Anonymous.
The hypothetical in your question suggests some form of internal disconnect between wanting to believe and not being able to believe. I would like to think I would live for a true resolution of that disconnect – holding the tension with intellectual and emotional prowess until a satisfactory outcome is found.
But that’s probably an overly optimistic view. Given a clear understanding of the inclinations of my own heart, mixed with my own experience of “there but for the grace of God I go” and “there despite the grace of God I went”, I suspect I would cover the tension with some temporary comfort and be a purveyor of some form of vice or another and live to soothe my existential angst by using people.
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