A universe with no God can be expected to be random, chaotic, and meaningless. The fact that there even is a universe, is of course a problem for the atheist. Why is there something rather than nothing? Is the slightly odd query. In the Godless universe, Darwin is king. There is even an oratorio for Darwin, a musical form normally reserved for Christ and saints. The religious impulse pops up in another guise. Natural selection and, the later developed concept, of random mutation is supposed to drive organismic life – with the impossible miracle happening; order coming out of chaos, still with no Logos in sight. So, with neo-Darwinism, the random and chaotic, nonetheless has an apparent telos. If organisms exist, the very least they could do in this supposedly chaotic universe, would be to be some monstrous pulsating blob of slime churning between grotesque structures, rather than being frequently rather beautiful and even graceful.
Evolution 2.0 puts its finger squarely on the nonsense of order (something) coming from nothing in the realm of creatures, and explains itself using relatively recent, but settled, science – horizontal gene transfer, transposition, epigenetics, hybrids, and symbiogenesis.
And then the atheist is also committed to determinism, having no conceptual wiggle-room to introduce freedom of any sort into the picture, and determinism is a denial both of consciousness, other than as an epiphenomenon of no import, and agency. By necessity, determinists just contradict themselves left and right if they bother to say anything or commit anything to paper (screen? hard drive? cloud?).
So, random, chaotic, meaningless universe. But, human history is supposed to be telos-driven with the arc of history tending towards justice. If there were any actual justice, people promoting this cant would be its first victims. If all comes from the gaping maw of nothingness, surely it is all heading for the gaping maw of nothingness too. Something coming from nothing being impossible was one of the first thoughts of Western philosophers. Hellish meaninglessness, then, earthly kingdom of heaven. Got it.
Trying to identify a telos to human history is surely a fool’s errand. If it has a telos, it seems to be one dreamed up by the devil. We and the universe come from something; God the Logos and the Ungrund (meonic freedom), and free will means no fixed, predetermined, path for human history. Hopefully, human history has some kind of meaning to God and serves a heavenly purpose, but it sure as heck seems all too random on an earthly plane. Actual justice is a heavenly prerogative, while nonsense and drivel seem to reign supreme down here. From Logos to self-chosen insanity. For the atheist leftist; it is chaos to supreme order and earthly justice that certainly resembles some unerring faith in their nonexistent god; certainly in fate. The fact that fate and random, chaotic, meaninglessness are not remotely consistent? Welcome to further evidence that a faith and belief in Logos is the prerequisite to at least making sense.