Jesus said that, “Jesus came :to rescue that which was lost.” (Matthew 18:11) Ergo, Humanity per se–is that which is lost—or at least, the people to whom God reveals himself.
However, if that which is lost—which is said to be made (somehow) in the image of God is an illusion—or an unnecessary blip in the ‘natural’ evolution of a blind cosmos—and counts as nothing in the grander schemes of ‘gods’ and demons—or the plans and purposes of an amorphous deity—then all of ‘meaning’ and ‘reason’ is lost—Y OU are lost—at least your ‘individual souls’ (after death) cease to exist.
Should that be the case, we Christian believers are, as the apostle Paul states in 1 Corinthians 15:12ff, “…of all people to be pitied.” That is because it is this existence which is the hope of the Christian believer—especially one of the material (carbon-based) variety. This hope, according to the ‘experts’—whose who, rather than carefully weighing the evidence for such a ‘resurrection hope’—having succumbed to the ideas of mystical-philosophical conjecture—have relegated such notions to the delusional rantings of the ego.
But seriously, “Can a blind man lead a blind man?” (Luke 6:39) To which I add: Who, in their right ‘minds’ would trust such blind guides—when those with the hope of, continued personal existence—a hope based on historical evidence and on the teachings of a reliable narrative are better placed to judge whether or not there is veracity to their beliefs? Scripture tells us that, “…we (Christian believers) have the mind of Christ.” (1 Corinthians 2:16) That is the Christ, “Who is, and was and is to come…” (Revelation 1:4). It is in this ‘1’ Triunity (Father, Son and Spirit) that we “live and move and have our being.” (Acts 17:28)