“I didn’t go to religion to make me happy. I always knew a bottle of Port would do that. If you want a religion to make you feel really comfortable, I certainly don’t recommend Christianity.” ― C.S. Lewis
Even though most people believe that other choose Christianism so as to feel better, this is not the case. Christianism is quite strict with many things and does not make you feel better just because you are a Christian! It needs effort and time to achieve that. Believing in nothing (atheism) and that the purpose of life is to eat a good meal (Dawkins) is the best way to instantly feel better!
I tried to summarize many things in less than 10 lines, hence the problems in communication. I accept this is my fault.
Atheism does not hold “faith” dearly. Atheists shudder at the idea that faith in any form can play a role in science. And they similarly dislike the idea of anything different than random playing a role in the cosmos.
When I referred to Dawkins and his love of steaks, I did so because he has made such a statement. What other purpose can an atheist have in life? A life which he finds so much random and out of place?
I hope I clarified things a little bit. Thanks for the comments!
You seem to have conflated nihilism and atheism, in this post. And also confused evolutionary biology with gluttony.
Where did I do that? Please explain.
You equated “believing in nothing” with “atheism.” However, “believing in nothing” is a tenet of nihilism. Nihilist are quite often atheists, but nihilism is not a requirement– nor even a common trait– of atheism.
You then equated a life’s purpose of eating a good meal with Richard Dawkins. I presumed that you were thereby referencing the evolutionary biology which Dawkins studies, but please correct me if my presumption was in error.