Atheism and universal loneliness The threads on the FSM and "evolution is wack" got me thinking - The ideas of the FSM, "evolution as a blind, non-intelligent process," "we are merely bio-mechanical systems" are also related with ideas and expressions of a sense of loneliness, abandoned-ness, a Weltschmerz, a resignation and apathy that follow rejection and disappointment. Atheism is not born out of happiness. Atheism is not born out of being content with one's life. Atheism is born out of disappointment, atheism is born out of misery. Happy people don't say "In the Grand Scheme of Things, we don't matter, and we just have to suck it up."