Title text: Why can't you have normal existential angst like all the other boys?
It is argued by some that atheism leads to nihilism. One rebuttal would be to reject the premise that there is no purpose outside of fulfilling divine intention, but Randall instead rejects the premise that nihilism ought to be burdensome. If I may say so, all of these arguments concern the preferability rather than the reality of having or not having a God/god, and therefore bear little relevance to anything.
- [Beret Guy and Cueball approach a tree while talking.]
- Cueball: There is no God. Our existence is without purpose.
- Beret Guy: Oh, definitely.
- Beret Guy: We are adrift in an uncaring void indifferent to all our mortal toil.
- Cueball: Exactly! In the end, nothing we do matters.
- Beret Guy: [climbing the tree] Totally.
- Cueball: We just... Why are you climbing that tree?
[Beret Guy is now completely submerged in the tree]
- Beret Guy: Because the future is an adventure! Come on!
- Cueball: But--
- Beret Guy: Hey! I found squirrels!