Hey SDMB, I’m new here. I’m an atheist. How’re you?
Anyways: the three reasons I can’t be happy are
1.) The Suffering of the Good (SOTG)
2.) the Prospering of the Bad (POTB)
3.) In the end, we all die forever
Pardon my acronyms, it’s a quirk of mine.
I don’t like how millions of ‘good’ people suffer every day, or how millions of ‘bad’ people prosper each day. And I don’t like that I’m going to die forever someday, as will all other ‘good’ people.
I can’t be truly happy until a good god (obviously that doesn’t refer to Yahweh or Allah) flies down to earth, destroys the ‘bad’ people and makes the world into a paradise where all the ‘good’ people live forever with no pain and death. Is that too much to ask?
I feel the suffering of all the ‘good’ people in the world b/c my own unfair suffering in the past has now made me hypersensitive to all good people’s suffering. I feel the pain of them all; I am unable, as most of you are, to brush off their pain by saying ‘shit happens’.