Eventually, all of mankind will die off and nothing would have ever changed. Being alive, is synonymous with being dead. Existing is the same as not existing.
There’s a popular secular claim that most of us are aware of and that is the claim that religion is a crutch. Religion, secularists say, is something that the weak minded use to make sense out of life. That those who follow a religion are too lazy or self-delusioned to ask the hard questions of life. They assert the claim that theists are people of a much lower IQ and are simply not educated on the sciences of life. That due to this lack of intellect, theists just use God to fill in the blank as it pertains to explaining the world around them. Somehow, the idea of God seems to make theists comfortable and that the promise of some sort of afterlife provides an even greater security. Those who peddle the claim that religion is a crutch believe that if you disassociate yourself from religion, you remove your crutch in life. With the crutch removed, you are then free to live in what the secularists might call reality. This reality is a place where God is not needed. It is a place where science, no matter how deficient, explains everything or has the possibility of explaining everything. In this reality people inherit intellectual freedom, no longer held captive by the dogmas of religion.
In this reality, society determines the rules. Not the religion of a giant sky daddy, as the secularists might claim. In this reality, man is at the center of the universe. The universe merely exists for his enjoyment. It is in this reality, that truth is determined by whatever we say is true. It doesn’t matter that science is unable to answer important questions that center around the origin of life, such as where we came from, why and for what purpose. In this reality, the question of why mankind exists is no more important than what is for breakfast and science is more about process than answers. This is a reality where mankind has no absolute objective purpose for being. We just accept the fact that we all exist and we live life in a way that is pleasing to us as individuals or as a society. In this reality, it is all about us.
The secularist’s reality is one where a “right” today, can be a “wrong” tomorrow. Something we all champion for today may end up being something we fight against in the future. In this reality, things like killing your own baby was once thought of as something egregious, but now people champion it as something good and part of free choice. Law by consensus, not truth, is the way of life. Whatever feels good, is counted as morally good.
Here, we are the makers of our own destiny. This reality is like a large ocean, full of endless ideas and thoughts that we swim through. Like us, they don’t have any objective purpose or meaning. It’s whatever we make them to be, at any particular point in time. Ideas are merely here to serve our pleasures. In this reality, despite having no purpose for existence, everyone aims to create their own destiny to fabricate a purpose for themselves. This is the crutch for the secularist.
Life itself is meaningless and absurd without God. The secularists know this. A life where mankind is destined to absolutely nothing once we meet the grave is a life not worth living. A life where we all float in dead space on a rock that which will eventually end up as a dead rock is incomprehensible. Everything that we do, from working, playing, creating, building, procreating and all of the little things in between have absolutely no effect on the universe. Being alive, is no different from being dead. In fact, in a short amount of time everyone that ever knew you will eventually die off. Eventually, there won’t even be a memory of your existence. In this cold, meaningless reality, there is no incentive to do the right thing, or even the wrong thing as right and wrong don’t really exist apart from our opinion.
This is the cold reality of those who reject God. It’s a harsh reality and one not even worth living in. To cope with this cold, bleak reality, non-believers create a fantasy to live in. Their entire life rests upon this fantasy. Purpose and meaning for all things are fabricated. Value is fabricated and placed upon everything including life. Good deeds are carried out to make everyone feel better. All actions are weighed and measured by their effects on society, which is a conundrum in itself considering there is no objective reason to do anything good or bad. Eventually, all of mankind will die off and nothing would have ever changed. Being alive, is synonymous with being dead. Existing is the same as not existing.
This is the reality the secularists close their eyes to. In order to deal with it they must create a crutch. To deal with an objective, purposeless, meaningless life there is only one choice. That choice is to fabricate a fantasy that is so convincing it compels people to bother living.
Without God – a perfect, objective, supernatural being to create people with purpose and meaning – purpose and meaning are self-derived from the minds of men. Men who are purposeless and without meaning. The truth is, God exists and He created everything with a purpose and meaning. God created mankind which has inherit value, derived from Himself as we’re all created in His image. If anyone needs a crutch, it is undoubtedly those who reject God, attempting to prop themselves up all on their own.