The reality of death makes this life futile—until we come to know God through the new birth (see John 3:3–8). Sadly, many of the godless have a shallow life philosophy until they are at death’s door. See Rom. 8:20–22 for further details on this futility.
Ecclesiastes 1:2 “Vanity of vanities,” says the Preacher; “Vanity of vanities, all is vanity.”