If you are an Atheist through and through, you basically sign up to the following beliefs:
You came from nowhere and you have no cause. There is no reason for your existence and
no greater meaning to your life other than the continued survival of your species. Your death
is certain and afterwards there will be nothingness. You have no foundation of hope and no
guarantees for the future. Love is nothing more than neurochemistry. Joy is merely an
evolutionary step further on from a dog wagging his tail.
Essentially, as Richard Dawkins said "The Universe is bleak, cold and empty".
In fact, "everything is meaningless under the sun". This is the conclusion that a wise
teacher came to about 3,000 years ago. His thoughts are recorded in the book of
Ecclesiastes within the Bible.
The following is taken from chapter 1, verse 2 to 11,
"Meaningless! Meaningless!" says the Teacher. "Utterly meaningless! Everything is
meaningless." What does man gain from all his labour at which he toils under the sun?
Generations come and generations go, but the earth remains forever. The sun rises and the
sun sets and hurries back to where it rises. The wind blows to the south and turns to the
north; round and round it goes, ever returning on its course. All streams flow into the sea, yet
the sea is never full. To the place the streams come from, there they return again. All
things are wearisome, more than one can say. The eye never has enough of seeing, nor the
ear its fill of hearing. What has been will be again, what has been done will be done again;
there is nothing new under the sun. Is there anything of which one can say, "Look! This is
something new"? It was here already, long ago; it was here before our time. There is no
remembrance of men of old, and even those who are yet to come will not be remembered
by those who follow."
Jesus offers you hope and a future. He claimed to be God, consider the options,