Yes, you are right. I am afraid that it may be right. That is why I get so depressed about it. I always see through things, I don't just live in the moment like some people who could care less about what the meaning of it all is.
If I don't see a meaning to my life, then I tend to not really live it very well. I don't want to live life thinking that my only purpose is to get married, have sex, and then die. But that, it seems to me, is EXACTLY what the reductionistic view of humanity is saying, assuming I'm interpreting the darwinian view of how life got here, and what its purpose is, correctly. Now, I'm not saying I disagree with evolution. Frankly, I think that creationists are the most naiive[sp] and simple minded philosophers out there. If God created us using as simple a method as the account described in Genesis, and now expects me to bow down and drop everything and worship him, then I see that as being no better than reductionism. In both extremes I feel that God ought not to have created me in the first place, or else I feel that the day I was concieved was a cursed one indeed.
So yes, Brad, I admit to you and everyone else - I am afraid that the meaning of life is SIMPLE as hell. Either that God is a practical joker, making things look old, or else that we're just here to make woopy. Both views scare the living crap out of me.
View number one makes life meaningless because God has a SIMPLE purpose for humanity[to worship him for ever and ever and think airy fairy thoughts. How beautiful, lol]. View number two makes life meaningless because it says that life is nothing more than a reiterating cycle of meaningless reproduction.
I just hope that the universe is the infinitely complex enigma, that I hope it to be. Better to live a meaningless life and have a big puzzle to solve, than to live a meaningless life as a sex crazed animal.