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If I Were An Atheist

By

Chad Lilly

If I were an atheist . . .

Iíd shoot myself in the head, 

yes, thatís what Iíd do

the very moment I

came to the conclusion

that life has no meaning,

that everythingís an accident,

and there is no God;

that we just breathe

and then we donít.

If I believed this . . . I

would shoot myself 

in the head

immediately. 

Why go on? Why even bother

trying to survive --- more or less

fight in the war of life, 

if in the end 

you die . . .

and thatís it?

How could I face 

this same stupid routine,

day after day --- enduring

this neon nonsense

called progress . . . only to be

another day closer to death ---

if everything collapses

rather than expands?

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