"Whether or not your life has meaning is up to you. When I am asked about meaning and what are relationship to the universe is I always say "I don't know" because that's the truth. Life is more interesting that way.…"
"I have toiled on this subject for going on a year now, the only answers I come up with are more questions. Presuming that religeon is just a means to an end, meaning an "easy" answer to the big question, does all other non beleiving life…"
"Aside from the number 42, the meaning of life(on a philosophical level) is to find the meaning of life.
Said another way, the meaning of life is to find meaning in your life. I think this is similar to both Doug's and Zach's answers…"
"I have always defined the "meaning of life" as reproduction. All organisms (things that have "life") strive to reproduce. All other actions (like eating, sleeping, moving, etc....) are used as a tool to reach this goal, or try…"
"I also think it is helpful to note that the pagan Greek and Roman philosophers wrote a ton about purpose and meaning without evoking God(s). They viewed morality as the study of living a happy and flourishing existence instead of a list of…"
"I think it's exactly as you say, it is what you make of it. Life has no meaning in any objective sense, it just is. If you want any sense of meaning, you ned to come up with one for yourself. Whatever makes us happy in the end. Doug's got…"
"I actually have a whole blog dedicated to critical thinking and the meaning of life. I think both are important topics. Critical thinking is not just about debunking, but improving thinking and addressing the biggest questions (is there a god, what…"
"I look at my wife, and know that I love her, and she loves me. I look at our son who I watched grow from a wee infant into a wonderful young man. I look at our dogs, and see their joy at simply being with us. I look at the world…"
Since we've been discussing absurdity without god here, I've been thinking a bit on life and meaning. About 5 years ago, my father sat down across from me at the kitchen table as I was reading the newspaper. As I was used to being accosted by the occasional rant from him about politics, I prepared for another rant about what was going on in the political world.He took a drink from his cup of iced tea…See More
"People don't like the responsibilities of their lives on their shoulders. If where your life goes is based on what you've done, if it's not what you want, then it's disheartening. So people need a god or gods to have that…"
"As a self-proclaimed Possibilian, I guess I'll have to respond.
First off, such underlying hostile feelings towards the word.
For me and my understanding of the position (which may be wrong), it's simply a matter of clarification and…"