I find this concept of Christianity not only more palatable, but indeed more interesting, even profound and inspiring, when compared to the version subscribed to by the general masses of Christians. This is a personal view, a heartfelt view, an understanding of the truth of human nature. You can be a Christian and not be blind to the reality of your ultimate death!Quote by: http://www.bbc.co.uk/religion/programmes/thought/documents/t20110309.shtml
My favorite book of the Bible is Ecclesiastes. It's the closest the Bible comes to existentialism (as far as I can tell), and Solomon doesn't believe in an afterlife either. A message like this can draw the interest of even atheists to religion like Christianity.
So what do the rest of you think? I think the majority of Volconvo forumers are atheists, like myself, so while I expect the Christians (and Muslims) among you to offer your opinions, I'm curious as to what the atheists think? Most of us here don't believe in an afterlife, but do you think his rejection of the afterlife makes his philosophy more palatable, or do you see it as a cop-out to allow him to pretend to be rational whilst still holding an entirely irrational belief (in God)?
I don't know how many of you find existentialism interesting or compelling, but I suspect that those of you who do will like this, whereas those who don't really care much about philosophy won't care too much either way. But what do you think?