We are so staggeringly lucky to find ourselves in the spotlight. However brief our time in the sun, if we waste a second of it, or complain that it is dull and barren or (like a child) boring, couldn't this be seen as a callous insult to those unborn trillions who will never be offered life in the first place? [...] the knowledge that we have only one life should make it all the more precious.

The atheist view is correspondingly life-affirming and life-enhancing, while at the same time never been tainted with self-delusion, wishful thinking, or whinging self pity of those who feel life owes them something.


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