There are religious people who say atheists want to make to human experience nothing but a series of scientific findings and formulas.
I’m not absolutely sure there are atheists who believe such a thing. We skeptics of religion certainly use science to explain a lot of the history of human beings. But, I agree people cannot find meaning to their lives through science. The important human experiences and the meaning people take from their lives are not found in science.
The older I get the more experience I have observing humans. What I see more and more is the importance of art to people. I think it is equally important to men and women.
The link’s author seems to say art had a different effect on people before post modernism. Religious art, for example, with angels and Mary was powerful. Were there to be no more belief in those gods and angels, what art will be created which its place?
I don’t know anything about today’s religious painting and imagery. There must be lots of it in all religions. I’m wondering if angels are still painted but in some abstract way.
I noticed on my car radio that takes broadcasting off a satellite there are about 10 channels of Christian music. Post modernism has hit Christian music as well.
The link author hopes if there is little or no religion ultimately new art will take its place and provide people with understanding and meaning of their lives.