Where does science say that. Whenever I read something like that, it is always from a Christian.Science, in stating that the universe is an accidental creation ...
Not to me or the other atheists I know. That sounds like more Christian thought.... a meaningless happenstance clearly conveys a belief that the universe and man's existence has no value
You have that backwards....a belief that separates man from his own mystical nature...
Your religion works to separate man from his world and his true nature. It teaches that he is an alien in an alien world made of base matter, one slated to be destroyed in an apocalyptic fury.
He is taught not to be a part of it:
• Do not love the world or anything in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him.- 1 John 2:15
• Do not conform to the pattern of this world - Romans 12:2
He is taught to view the very substance of his body - flesh - as profane. Chrisitans can hardly utter the word "flesh" without spitting.
• For the flesh desires what is contrary to the Spirit, and the Spirit what is contrary to the flesh. They are in conflict with each other, so that you are not to do whatever you want.- Galatians 5:16-18
• For it is we who are the circumcision, we who serve God by his Spirit, who boast in Christ Jesus, and who put no confidence in the flesh.- Philippians 3:2-4
Man is taught to deny his own nature. He is to stifle his curiosity, his sense of reason, his conscience, his libido, and his free will.
He's taught that even his mind is alien - that the voice in his head is a demon speaking to him, and to ignore it.
And he is taught to separate himself psychologically even from his own family:
• If anyone comes to me and does not hate his father and mother, his wife and children, his brothers and sisters--yes, even his own life--he cannot be my disciple.- Luke 14:26
He is taught to divert his attention from our world and the years of his life, and to redirect it toward an imaginary realm of ghosts, and to a time that he will never see.
How's that for separation?
You talk about meaning and purpose, but what is this great purpose you imagine for yourself? To spend eternity slavishly kissing the ass of a selfish and needy tyrant? What is the value of such a life to anybody else but that god?
You live your lives like you're sitting at a bus stop waiting to be whisked away, with your attention, gratitude, and loyalty deflected to a nonexistent place you'll never see populated by ghosts that never existed. Where's the meaning in that?
This is why I say that there is no spirituality in Christian dogma. Spirituality, if anything, is a sense of awe and mystery regarding the world, a sense of connection to it, and a sense of gratitude for it. Your faith kills all of those.