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    What is the Meaning of Life for Athiests?

    I who dabbled as an athiest for about 18months, but ended up returning to my faith, am curious, because i couldnt find one for myself (hence my arrival on buddhism), what do athiests find to be the meaning of life, besides the continuation of the species?

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    We find personal meaning.
    "We swallow greedily any lie that flatters us, but we sip only little by little at a truth we find bitter." ~ Denis Diderot

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    well i mean, why are we here? (im not asking this to be the general asshole tryin to support religon, all religon aside in seriousness) what is our purpose?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zen View Post
    well i mean, why are we here? (im not asking this to be the general asshole tryin to support religon, all religon aside in seriousness) what is our purpose?
    To argue at one another, stating that our viewpoints is the best and they you're wrong in every way possible without any facutal proof of it.

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    The meaning of life is to live.


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    That's the idea, you don't need a meaning.. understanding that is the hard bit for some people..
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zen View Post
    well i mean, why are we here? (im not asking this to be the general asshole tryin to support religon, all religon aside in seriousness) what is our purpose?
    One can argue that our purpose is to create a better world for our descendants. If you believe in god and believe that our purpose is to become pious and transcend, then one can argue, that if god is almighty, why can't he snap his fingers (assuming he has a few) and make us pious. In fact, for what reason did he create us in the first place? Is this a game for him? Who knows....