When reading the two threads of Negative Dialectics Theodor Adorno ("Experience Metaphysics and Happiness" and "Nihilism ") we find a critique of vulgar religiosity approaching the concept of transcendence to the search for a "meaning of life."
The Whole is the Truth (Hegel)The Whole is the False (T. Adorno)
"The desperation so there propagates ideas transcendental, which were contained in other times. Anyone unclusive those dealing with the affairs of this world, a raving consider the idea that this finite world of endless torment is subsumed by a universal divine plan "(Adorno, Negative Dialectics La. Madrid: Taurus, p. 375.)
"Nihilism in this way implies the opposite of identification with nothing. Your Gnosticism sees in the created world radically wrong, and the denial of the possibility of another, yet you have to be. While the world is what it is, all images of reconciliation, peace and tranquility resemble images of death "(Adorno, Negative Dialectics, Madrid: Taurus, p. 381).