Why would an atheist want to have children?
No, it is not ironic or provocative. (okay, maybe a bit)
It is mostly an honest question.
Why would someone who thinks that we are just ordinary lifeless matter in a cosmos without meaning want to have children?
If we are nothing more than random sets of matter which happen to exist for no reason at all, then what is the reason that we would like more of these lifeless sets of matter exist in the first place?
The answer to that simple question is anything but trivial. It touches the heart of the problem of atheist thinking: Consistency.
If you believe that you are nothing, then you cannot possibly believe in anything. If you believe that you are a lifeless set of matter, you cannot possibly argue in favor of having Logos as part of your existence.
If you believe you are already dead, there is no reason to believe in life.
That is the great issue with men today: Inconsistency.
And don’t get me wrong. This is a great problem with atheists and Christians alike! (and also Muslims of course) Living by what you believe is very hard to do so. It always had been.
An atheist believing that he has to have children is nothing more and nothing less than a Christian swearing or a Muslim missing the prayers because he does not believe in them: A paradox of today’s complex era.
We might think that such paradoxes break the world.
But yet again, we would be wrong once more.
It is these paradoxes which make the world what it is!
Don’t you feel it?
There is something deeply irrational lingering in the cosmos…
You know its name. But are just too afraid to speak it out loud.
Do you remember me?