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    Question for atheists

    Kind of brain-hurting for me once I came up with the question...

    So, if there was no afterlife, what's the point in enjoying life if when you die you'll not be able to remember that? You can enjoy all you want, but when it dissapears, what's the point of it? You're dead and you can't like remember how good it was while you were alive or something. Some say the point in life is to leave something by what other generations will remember you, but I still don't understand what's the point of it for you if after death comes eternal blackness?


    PS (again directed to atheists) Are you like 100% pessimistic about afterlife or do you still live by a hope there is something after?

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    Nihilism is the way to go. Lacking an objective meaning or goal in life doesn't mean one cannot find a subjective meaning or goal within life. Also knowing the fact that there is no afterlife often makes you value your life more.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chuck v2 View Post
    Kind of brain-hurting for me once I came up with the question...

    So, if there was no afterlife, what's the point in enjoying life if when you die you'll not be able to remember that? You can enjoy all you want, but when it dissapears, what's the point of it? You're dead and you can't like remember how good it was while you were alive or something. Some say the point in life is to leave something by what other generations will remember you, but I still don't understand what's the point of it for you if after death comes eternal blackness?


    PS (again directed to atheists) Are you like 100% pessimistic about afterlife or do you still live by a hope there is something after?
    The meaning of life is to reproduce
    no logic in an afterlife

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    Quote Originally Posted by Poison View Post
    The meaning of life is to reproduce
    no logic in an afterlife
    I can predict that you will lead a life of great disappointment. I sincerely doubt you'll find many mates that would agree with you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alen View Post
    I can predict that you will lead a life of great disappointment. I sincerely doubt you'll find many mates that would agree with you.
    well im being scientific about this

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    Quote Originally Posted by Poison View Post

    well im being scientific about this
    Thats not science?

    The meaning of life is to live. ?_? Whats all this bs that god gave you a meaning in life lulz.


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    Im not exactly an athiest, but I don't follow a religion.
    My belief(Saw this on a tv show and it is scientifically proven.I'm going to sound like a dumbass.)
    Thc is released from your brain when you die, so what you see when you die
    is basically just a giant acid trip, or what people may call heaven.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Empire View Post


    Thats not science?

    The meaning of life is to live. ?_? Whats all this bs that god gave you a meaning in life lulz.
    it is scientific your born to pass on your genes to the next generation(reproduce)
    pure biology

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    Quote Originally Posted by Poison View Post

    it is scientific your born to pass on your genes to the next generation(reproduce)
    pure biology
    No its not lol. Your instinct tell you to reproduce, sure. But they also tell you to survive too.

    :/ To reproduce is a perspective of a scientist looking at another species. For humans to adopt that perspective about themselves is kinda awkward since it should only be gained from outside ours. :/


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    Quote Originally Posted by Poison View Post

    well im being scientific about this
    By omitting the whole definition? That's about as true as me saying that the meaning of life is maintaining homeostasis.

    Quote Originally Posted by Poison View Post

    it is scientific your born to pass on your genes to the next generation(reproduce)
    pure biology
    Quote Originally Posted by Empire View Post
    No its not lol. Your instinct tell you to reproduce, sure. But they also tell you to survive too.

    :/ To reproduce is a perspective of a scientist looking at another species. For humans to adopt that perspective about themselves is kinda awkward since it should only be gained from outside ours. :/
    ^ something like that. Although we all cherish the notion of having kids and bla bla bla (well *most* of us should), we've evolved far beyond the simply instinct-reaction phase of being. What you're doing is delving into philosphy, Poison, so you simply can't rely on universal definitions of life (and even those being completely reworded to your liking)

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    If there is an afterlife, there's no real point in thinking about it because we wouldn't be able to comprehend it anyways. Just live life to the best of your ability and you will be fine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nb109 View Post
    If there is an afterlife, there's no real point in thinking about it because we wouldn't be able to comprehend it anyways. Just live life to the best of your ability and you will be fine.
    I'm pretty sure the traditional view on afterlife is pretty easy to relate to our normal life, why wouldn't be able to comprehend it?

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    i wonder what atheists yell out during sex...

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    Quote Originally Posted by slayrix View Post
    i wonder what atheists yell out during sex...
    Old joke, the word "God" or "god" is used by everyone anyways. "Goddamit". "Oh my God". etc.

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