, Zevaeros writes:
* The comfort of an afterlife
This is perhaps the most troubling thing about atheism for me - the absence of the concept of an afterlife where you have to do some accounting for the here and now - for good or ill.
It disturbs the shit out of me that people like Donald Rumsfeld or Dick Cheney (or Emporer Bokassa, Stalin, Adolf, Oprah etc, etc, etc) can simply die and never have to face the consequences of their existence.
It gives disturbing depth to Charles Bukowski's
epitaph - "Don't Try".
Don't get me wrong - Buk for all his flaws was a jewel of humanity.