>>Nearly oblivious not utterly oblivious, in several places god says like father like son.
Yes but evolution is son NOT like father. The bible is most definately anti evolution (or it was when I studied it as a strict Methodist, 1hr per day plus chapel.)
Why does there have to be an afterlife to give our current existance meaning or motivation to be a good upstanding citizen?
I beleive I will live for the here and now. You can live for when you are dead but that is your choice.
"I do not feel obliged to believe that the same God who has endowed us with sense, reason, and intellect has intended us to forgo their use."