Any reasonably thoughtful and honest person knows that nihilism is
self-refuting; but we nonetheless find ourselves ‘stuck with it’.
Reflex skepticism becomes a corrosive habit. It never goes anywhere, but it blocks all constructive progress.
What is needed is not a logical solution, but a psychological
solution (or, as may later become obvious – a spiritual solution).
Another way of thinking about it is that logic is asymmetrical – it is very effective at destruction, but puny at construction.
So a logical person may find themselves compulsively able to demolish
meaning and purpose; but cannot use these same tools to construct (or
discover) meaning and purpose.
Religious faith in the modern context and for modern people is
necessarily a very different thing – a post-skeptical thing – than it
was in a society which had never been conformed (from an early age) to
the hegemony of secular Leftism.