Originally Posted by jekyl_hyde
Apparently you're missing the point. You've got your experiences, and from them, you've made your choice.
This is my opinion... a belief that I choose... if you think this life is it, based on what you just stated from your experiences, we all lead sad, pathetic lives. There was a meaning to you being the sole survivor in that crash. Maybe you've realized it, maybe you haven't. Because if this life is meaningless, what's the point?
Well, fuck you too. I never stated that we all live sad, pathetic lives. In fact, regardless of my accident I'm happy with life. I have a beautiful girlfriend I live with. I have a good paying job. I'm working on going to school for something I've been interested in for the past 20+ years. I don't believe that this life is pointless. I just don't fall prey to a system that automatically punishes you for being born, and expects you to kiss the ass of some imaginary person for something no one even knows exists.
Edit: this is one of the things I hate most about Christians in particular. They feel talk like they have a monopoly on happiness and the only way the rest of us can get in on it is to get on our knees before a figment of their imagination. Not just you, I've seen news reports that say atheists are more depressed or angry than people of faith, when its more like the opposite.