Then the fact is human life has no meaning at all, no human life has any meaning at all in the long term since in the end we all will die and our species will someday die out, so all of human life, the entire human race is utterly meaningless.
Which is a pretty rough concept for people to wrap their mind around and 99.9999999% of people will reject this as so horrifying that is can not be possible, but it is total absolutely the brutal truth of reality.
The absolute fear of death that the human mind evolved to be able to comprehend our own death is strong, and was exploited to use it to make people do things and follow belief systems in order to have a afterlife and go to a "good place".
This has been used against populations to exploit them over and over in the history of civilization.
Fear of death is one of the basic fears of man.
Just because nearly every civilization has used it to exploit the masses to bend their will does not mean there is any truth to the idea of some afterlife.
Do you really belive there is some "Sky God" out in infinate space/time or some other diminsion looking out for the welfare of the human race and looking out for individual 7 billion people on this planet?
Humans are nothing but evolved apes with big brains.
A newly retrieved Neanderthal mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) sequence indicates that humans anatomically modern humans (AMH) and Neanderthals are different species, and in fact evolved separately sometime between 550,000 and 820,000 years ago.
Last week in the journal Cell, a team led by Svante Paabo reported that a complete Neanderthal mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) sequence has been recovered from a bone excavated at the Vindija Cave site in Croatia.
The bone, referred to as bone 33.16 in the latest article, is called Vi-80 in the older literature. Vi-80 is a fragment of a bone from a male Neanderthal. The bone was excavated from the G3 level of Vindija cave in 1980; it has been radiocarbon dated to 38,310 +/- 2130 radiocarbon years before the present (RCYBP). G3 is one of four and maybe five fairly intact levels at Vindija that hold human remains: Vindija cave's archaeological levels hold remains of both AMH and Neanderthals in its deposits. Level G3 is strictly a Neanderthal level, with Mousterian-type artifacts alongside. See the Vindija Cave glossary entry for specifics.
It is great good luck that a bone excavated nearly 30 years ago has not been contaminated by modern DNA from people handling the bone. Researchers looking at Vi-80 (among other samples) discovered DNA fragments there that were predominantly Neanderthal ~99% of the 63 base-pair mtDNA segments and ~94% of the 119-base pair segments were of Neanderthal origin. It so far is the most DNA recovered from a Neanderthal individual. That level of integrity allowed Green and colleagues to recreate the entire mtDNA sequence.
DNA research proves no modern homo sapiens (US) humans have DNA mixed with Neanderthal DNA.
We are a separate species of humanoids, the were not us.
We are not them, we did not descend from them. They died out. They were different.
We were there at the same time as they were. We survived.
Probably because they were more fit to live during a major Ice Age, after the last ice age ended 30,000 years ago to 10,000 years ago the Neanderthals died out and modern humans replaced them on Earth.
Quest for Fire was a film made in the 80's, not based on any factual info.
Neanderthas absolutely had a belief in the afterlife and buried the dead in a manner that would definately indicate that.
Yet they died out as a species.
Their God failed them.
They are dead as a species now, just like modern humans will someday go extinct.
Thru cloning and DNA manipulation we could bring back the NEanderthas if we wanted, which sort of makes us Gods.
If we can develop out technology high enough we will become god-like and could become and immortal species.
Man created God in his own image to cover the fact we will all personally die and we will some day die out as a specifies. The very thought is repugnant to the human mind and has to be rejected by any means necessary including creating a fictional God being that lives in some other dimension where we go after our brain and body stops functioning.
Neandertals were the first humans known to have buried their dead. Numerous burial pits have been discovered in the floors of caves and rock shelters, sometimes accompanied by stone tools or a few animal bones. At one Neandertal grave, in Shānīdār Cave in Iraq, large amounts of pollen were discovered, perhaps suggesting a burial with flowers. A Neandertal child skeleton from Teshik-Tash in the western foothills of the Himalayas lay in a pit surrounded by six pairs of mountain goat horns. At many other burial sites, Neandertal skeletons have their knees and arms drawn close to the chest in a fetal position, possibly but not necessarily indicating a ritual burial position.
To some authorities, these burials and grave items represent evidence that Neandertals practiced religious rituals, believed in the afterlife, and had the ability to think symbolically.
In otherwords they were conscious of there own mortality and eventual death and delusional enough to think they would survive in some after death experience.
Even the Neanderthals believed in a after life and knew they would die. There are sites found where they bury the dead with significant objects to help them pass into the after life.
Sites that are over 100,000 years old. So that shift in human conciouslness and knowledge of personal death had to have happened early on.
No other animal including lower apes, and we are just higher apes have a knowledge of their own personal mortality and death.
The human consciousness evolved about 50,000 years ago maybe as far back as 90,000 years ago, to be about to comprehend its own mortality, so it has had plenty of time to propagate thru out the world in writing, when writing was developed and develop a God mythos to cover the knowledge we will die, and then this major fear can be exploited by religion to make people do nearly anything.
early in the development of the human consciousness man created a God in his own image to cover the fact he knew he would someday die.
The knowledge of himself being a mortal being created a complex that could only be over come with a delusion of eternal life thru some higher being. This is referred to in Genesis with the tree of knowledge which man accepted from Satan. A old story brought from word of mouth from maybe 50,000 year in the past then written down as a story in the Bible.
During the early days of the development of the human mind the two sides of the brains were not fully in communication, so biblical prophets of the old days heard the voice of God talking to them.
It was really part of the human mind finding a path to communicate thru voices in the head, thus sciztophernia, which is a residue of the devoloping mind of humans.
God is part of the human mind that developed when the human mind could understand it was a mortal being, then instantly created a God and after life to make up for the horrifying reality that death is the end.
Then later civilizations exploited this fear with religions.
The evil side of man is the lizard brain fighting with the new higher cortex brain that can think and reason.