Camus’ absurdism lacks imagination.
Camus insists that he is an absurdist, not an existentialist. OK, but it is important to figure out what he means. Camus thinks a Christian can be an absurdist. I don’t. I do think that absurdism is the leading alternative not only to Christianity, but religion.
Religion is said to be based on faith, as it is. Camus’ absurdism is based on a particular heroic ideal, a man who faces the truth head on, as if it were that simple. All quotations are from Camus’ The Myth of Sisyphus and Other Essays unless otherwise noted.