As some of you may know, I'm a regular on Ray Comfort's blog. One thing I've noticed about the Christians there is that all of them have it in their heads that life without God is meaningless. The reason they believe this is that without an afterlife they have no reason to be here. That's the most depressing statement I've ever heard. I don't mean that I find the idea of non-existance depressing. I'm more afraid of the process of dying than I am of death itself. I'm most afraid of the minutes after my heart stops beating when my brain begins to die, though I hold out the hope that whatever dreams I have during this time will be the best dreams of my life. But these Christians are actually terrified of after death.
Their greatest fear is the one thing they can't possibly avoid. They're like agoraphobes.
When I read Ray Comfort's intro to OtOoS (yes, it's terrible) near the end he mentions Pixar's movie UP and said it made him bawl like a child because he was so terrified of losing his wife. That's perfectly understandable. He's also said before that he's terrified of death in general.
Everything they do, they only seem to do it because they're terrified of dying.
That's so sad. It's sad for them and even sadder for everyone that was ever harmed because of their irrational beliefs.
Was it Isaac Asimov who said For eliminating all possible fears of death I am thankful to atheism? I wish everyone could understand that. For the people who can't... shit... sometimes I just want to tell them it's okay to be a little scared and give them a great big hug. People shouldn't have to make up fantasies in order to live their lives.