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How do atheists fight depression?


This is a legitimate question. I'm an atheist and I find that when I start to think about death and the sheer vastness of the universe, I get overwhelmed. The birth and death of the earth (and the human race) is so quick and insignificant in the grand scheme of things, and I believe death is little more than eternal sleep (we're just gone, for lack of a better description). No heaven or hell, just nothing until another planet springs to life with different lifeforms (that aren't me). So my question is, how do you (as fellow atheists) avoid getting depressed by this?

 

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    M. T. Dremer 23 months ago

    My mindset is considerably different than when I first posted this question, but thanks for the thoughtful answer (similar to yours now). :)


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    M. T. Dremer 24 months ago

    How then would you explain believers who turn to medication, alcohol, and drugs, despite having spiritual solutions?


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    Besarien 2 years ago

    Sorry Andre. This is for M.T. I am not an atheist. Just wanted to say this: If you are feeling depressed, see a doctor. You may have a hormonal or dietary imbalance easy to fix, or some underlying condition.

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