I consider myself a new atheist, or at least a person who is now admitting to myself that I am an atheist. I now seem to be free of all the crap that was weighing me down with my former religious lifestyle. In a way I feel free of overburdening nonsense, but I am suddenly struggling with my own sense of mortality. I think that it comes back to the old ignorance is bliss argument. I find that in a way I see everything with a new eye and with a greater sense of wonder, I mean how cool is it to know that everything was not miraculously created, but was actually spawned by mere chance and evolution. How do most of you deal with your own impending mortal death? I know that my current attitude revolves around the idea that it is our responsibility to advance culture and humanity for the next generation and for our own futures. I guess the ultimate question from me to other atheists is, what is it that you do that gives meaning to your life?