I am new to this forum, and am curious if there are any other ENFPs, or NFs who also happen to be atheists and slightly misanthropic.
Growing up, I recall never really believing in "God", and by age 11, or 12, I became evermore certain that the existence of a "higher power" was highly improbable, to the point of bordering the impossible, (hence me feeling comfortable classifying myself as an atheist and not an agnostic). Interestingly enough, my lack of belief in a higher power has had no affect on what has always been my strong sense of right and wrong. I suppose that throughout life, my somewhat strong feelings of both empathy and compassion have acted as my guiding lights in influencing my moral beliefs, and steering my ethical actions.
I believe that the nature of nature itself is inherently neutral, where things just exist, period. However, I believe that from a human perspective, the realities of life set in this natural, neutral world, depending on mood and circumstance, can at times be perceived as being an awe-inspiring and beautiful thing, and at other times be perceived as being downright perverse in its unjust, absolutely horrific ugliness.
I'm starting to believe that it is human nature to be selfish and competitive, after all, we are animals, and at the most basic level, are genetically driven to strive for not only our survival, but if, and when the opportunity arises, to capitalize on available resources, while competing for limited ones in order to flourish and successfully procreate.
I know that there are "good" people out there, and by good I mean those people that sincerely care about other people other than themselves, but I'll tell ya, as I get older, I find that those people become fewer and farther between, dispersed amongst the masses.
Sorry, this is somewhat of a rant....
Anyhow, I would love to hear any thoughts you guys might have on this topic