Despite watching a lot of youtube videos that talk about morality, religion, atheism, etc. I don't post them here that often. This blog isn't about heady topics that actually matter. Don't worry, my next post is sure to be an amusing annecdote about children and kitchen remodeling. But I had to post this one (which is long, just watch it), because this guy is singing my song:
While I don't claim to have all the answers, I've always been annoyed by the "my opinion is as good as yours" philosophy. Some people are clearly wrong. Like this guy. Or these guys. And unlike apparently everyone else, I care what the truth is.
I was talking to my mother today, not about morality, but about an aquaintance who had recently passed away. Now I don't believe in heaven (shocking), and Mom seems to be preoccupied with this. She said was asking where the comfort was in believing that there's nothing after death (I'm paraphrasing here). I think my response was "It's not my fault that heaven doesn't exist." What I meant was that an afterlife either exists or it doesn't. When deciding whether I think there's an afterlife, I didn't really consider what would be most comforting. Comfort doesn't cause things to exist. I care what the truth is (see how I tied that in there).
Anyway heaven, or lack thereof, is not all that important to me. I sometimes get the feeling that my mother is worried that I'm miserable worrying about death and nothingness. I honestly don't think about it that much. Life is too joyous and wonderful to be sitting around thinking about death all the time. I spend much more time watching TED talks on youtube.