Uh, that is the kind of philosophy that causes one to strive for more and evolve.<quoted text>
What do you think of a philosophy that teaches one to divert her attention from this world to another one and from this life to the next one, to think of man as diseased with sin and capable of no good, to see animals as soulless meat bags put on earth to be dominated and exploited, and to think that the world he inhabits is corrupt, evil, getting worse every day, and fit for apocalyptic annihilation any day now?
Is authentic spirituality possible given that world view?
The always looking for something better. How you strive to get off Tobacco Road.
You have to look past the immediate for such to occur.
You don't get those things by being a dope smoking intellectual. Lotus eaters make lousy real world intellects.
BTW, since you are atheist you know animals are soulless meat bags. As are men. A major tenet of your "non-religion".
You are less than consistent in your argumentation. Maybe that is because you just like to argue?