So there's no god. (it's okay, the word itself won't corrupt you.) There's no afterlife, there's no higher power, there's basically nothing beyond this world that you can stand up for. So what's *in* this world that we can stand up for? I've been a secular humanist for about 15 years now, and I gotta tell you...I'm not sure we're worth it.
We kill our own kind, repeatedly, in war. We're racist, sexist, speciest, culturalist, weightist, you name it...and we go to war over the stupidest of things (religion, oil, who's got the biggest penis). My question to you is: what keeps you going? What do you wake up for? When you go to work, and you earn money...why do you do it?
I'm not trying to be sarcastic, I'd really like to know. I'm starting to lose my faith (pun intended) in the human race, and as a devout atheist, I don't really see much else to live for. Give me hope, friends.