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The fact that our lives are meaningless is not a reason for despair. It is a simple fact, in itself neither good nor bad. And if our life has no objective meaning, that need not make it meaningless. Each of us can and should give our own lives meaning. We can seek goals such as wealth, power and happiness for ourselves, justice and freedom for others, we can seek to become great artists or loving spouses, or even both.
We want life to have meaning. That's a worthy goal. But instead of searching for meaning in an imaginary God, we should accept that life's only meaning is the meaning we give it.
For other perspectives on the meaning of life, see also
on God would be an atheist:
Of earthquakes and elephants and Pleasure and happiness.
on other websites:
"Why do you want to know the meaning of life?": Aristotle.net
"The meaning of life is to increase fitness": Principia Cybernetica Web
"Forty-two": Douglas Adams' The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy as discussed in Wikipedia
And a question for believers:
It is often argued that God created us to worship him, and therefore the purpose of our lives is to worship God. If that is true, what is the purpose of God's existence? And who or what ordained that purpose? And if God's existence doesn't need a purpose, why should our existence need a purpose?
Chapter Seven: Section 4
Suffering and death
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If God existed, he would...
admire the beauty of a universe that he did not create
recognize that eternity is meaningless
deny both heaven and hell
disown all men and women who speak in his name
denounce the harm caused by religious "morality"
help the human race to thrive without him
If God existed, he would be an atheist.
What is the difference between science and faith?
science is certain of nothing and requires proof of everything
faith is certain of everything and requires proof of nothing
Which do you trust?
"I know there is no God"
"I believe there is no God"
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