I agree with you wholeheartedly, although I suspect you and I have different ideas of what constitutes truth.
So, let me ask you, do you believe that abiogenesis is truth, that even though honest scientists will admit the impossibility of life starting at the molecular level from non-living elements in the soil, water and air, that somehow, in spite of that impossibility they did so, forming amino acids, proteins, RNA and DNA, the building blocks of life? Is that your truth?
What does your truth offer that explains the following?
Bio-chemist Isaac Asimov, a confirmed atheist, stated nonetheless that "the human brain is perfectly capable of handling any load of learning and memory which the human being is likely to put upon it, and a billion times more than that quantity too." No not one million, a billion times more. Of course, Asimov could be wrong. Perhaps the human brain is capable of 'only' nine hundred and ninety nine million, nine hundred and ninety nine thousand, nine hundred and ninety nine years of learning and memory.
Neurologist Dr Richard Restak in his book 'The Brain, The Last Frontier' writes, "How can [the human brain's capacity] be aligned with evolution's most fundamental thesis: natural selection proceeds in small steps, each of which must confer on its bearer a minimal, but nonetheless measurable, advantage?" How indeed?
Why would evolution confer upon us something so profoundly far in excess of what we need in our present lifetime? What does science offer to explain the astounding capacity of our brain? What sort of future can science offer that allows the brain to be utilized to its full potential? Does science provide a satisfying answer? No.
If we simply live for less than one hundred years and then die, when we have a brain that has been designed to literally keep on taking information and storing it unendingly, then, to quote you, "That seems a bit counterproductive," don't you think?
On the other hand, the Bible explains why we have been gifted with such a brain. It says that we were created to live forever in a paradise earth. [Genesis 1:27,28; 2:17; Psalms 37:29; Isaiah 65:17-25; Matthew 5:5; John 3:16; 2 Peter 3:13; Revelation 21:3,4] Isaiah 55:11 shows that that is God's unchangeable purpose for the earth.
The concept of living everlastingly in a paradise earth appeals to me, not only because of the counterproductive atheistic concept of believing otherwise, [you're born, you live, sometimes a short life only, you die] but because it identifies with the beauty that can often be found in nature even now in this tired old system in which we live, which God says he is going to bring to an end and usher in a new world where such beauty will be everywhere. [Matthew 24:3,14,21,22, Psalms 37:9-11;29]
So, you may call it "empty stupidity", but there will certainly be nothing counterproductive about waking every day in that "new world" that 2 Peter 3:13 speaks about, feeling energized and refreshed, and where life will always be full of interesting challenges and variety, with nothing at all to give anyone any cause for concern. Psalms 145:16 tell us, "You [God] are opening your hand and satisfying the desire of every living thing." What more could anyone want than that?
Can your 'truth' even begin to offer a future anything like that?
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