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Aldous Huxley in the book, Ends and Means said, “I had motives for not wanting the world to have meaning: Consequently assumed that it had none, and was able to find satisfying reasons for this assumption. The philosopher who finds no meaning in the world is not concerned exclusively with a problem in pure metaphysics (the study of being and the origin of the cosmos); he is also concerned to prove there is no valid reason to prove he should not do as he wants to… For myself, the philosophy of meaninglessness was essentially an instrument of liberation, sexual and political.”

Pondering the Word of GodThe above quote is probably the best explanation I have ever heard about why people do not want to become Christians. This was written by a non-Christian (obviously) as a justification of his rejection of Christianity. If everything is meaningless why not do whatever you want. If there is no superior being, with knowledge of right or wrong, why not live a life based on your own desires? If there is nothing beyond this life, why waste your time obeying rules set up by someone else thousands of years ago? If all of life is meaningless then life itself is meaningless and why not end it; either your own or someone else’s? The fact is life is not meaningless even to Huxley. According to even this small political gratification. His life had enough meaning to him that he sought to indulge himself in all sorts of ways.

Perhaps Huxley was correct though in one aspect. Solomon began Ecclesiastes with these words, “Meaningless! Meaningless! says the teacher. Utterly meaningless! Everything is meaningless. What does a man gain from all of his labor at which he toils under the sun?” (Eccl 1:2-3 NIV)