Read this comment by Bertrand Russell:
“That man is the product of causes which had no prevision of the end they were achieving; that his origin, his growth, his hopes and fears, his loves and his beliefs, are but the outcome of accidental collocations of atoms; that no fire, no heroism, no intensity of thought or feeling, can preserve an individual life beyond the grave; that all the labours of the ages, all the devotion, all the inspiration, all the noonday brightness of human genius, are destined to extinction in the vast death of the solar system; and the whole temple of Man’s achievement must inevitably be buried beneath the debris of a universe in ruins— all these things, if not quite beyond dispute, are yet so nearly certain, that no philosophy that rejects them can hope to stand. Only within the scaffolding of these truths, only on the firm foundation of unyielding despair, can the soul’s habitation henceforth be safely built.”
On this thread I’m not interested in debating whether this statement is true or not. Many on this forum would accept this statement as truth and I’d like to know how this statement has affected you since you accepted it.
I imagine some coming from a toxic spiritual environment like we've experienced as JWs would feel a sense of relief of not having to measure up to some moral or spiritual standard.
If you don’t believe this statement to be true, how would it change you if you suddenly accepted it as being true? How would you feel?