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"What is the meaning of life?"...
"What is the meaning of life?"...
I always hear this question asked as if it's some profoundly deep philosophical conundrum that can't be answered. Well, it isn't. Fact is, life is just organic chemicals that can self-replicate. It has no intrinsic meaning. The fact that we have a complex enough bag of chemicals in our skulls so that we are self-aware means nothing. If the question is directed towards your life in particular, I'd say the answer is whatever meaning you will it to have.
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RE: "What is the meaning of life?"...
I think any meaning you take from life is your decision. It's all internal. Is there any reason you can think of to improve yourself, the people in your life, or the world you live in? That's your meaning. People give themselves meaning, because their lives are ideally in their own hands.
Poe's Law: "Without a winking smiley or other blatant display of humor, it is impossible to create a parody of Fundamentalism that SOMEONE won't mistake for the real thing."

10 Christ-like figures that predate Jesus. Link shortened to Chris ate Jesus for some reason...

Good video to watch, if you want to know how common the Jesus story really is.

A list of biblical contradictions from the infallible word of Yahweh.

RE: "What is the meaning of life?"...
Quote:Fact is, life is just organic chemicals that can self-replicate. It has no intrinsic meaning.

But, but, but, what about jebus?
RE: "What is the meaning of life?"...
Jesus can go fuck himself as far as I'm concerned.
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RE: "What is the meaning of life?"...
It's not immoral to eat meat, abort a fetus or love someone of the same sex...I think that about covers it
RE: "What is the meaning of life?"...
Aw...fuck it.

Why not.

RE: "What is the meaning of life?"...
(June 2, 2014 at 8:34 pm)Sejanus Wrote: I always hear this question asked as if it's some profoundly deep philosophical conundrum that can't be answered.
I think that as time goes on and human knowledge continues to advance and we keep discovering more and more about our world and universe, the fact that we do not ever find god leaves theists with no other option than to approach the matter from the other end-- is there a way to convince people that god has to exist? I think that most of the discussions here revolve around that idea, that the world cannot exist and cannot even make logical sense without god, therefore god must exist.

Personally, I think it makes no logical sense that a god that was so active and so involved in humanity and so downright IN YO FACE for thousands of years suddenly decided "bleh, the heck with it" and so completely and thoroughly disappeared that he left no trace aside from some very old campfire tales that were sloppily written and assembled into a book that doesn't provide the answers that its believers purport it to.

These questions --about meaning and purpose in life, about intelligent design, about metaphysics and NDAs and whatever else gets thrown around here-- are being discussed for the simple reason that god won't show himself and settle the issue once and for all.
"Well, evolution is a theory. It is also a fact. And facts and theories are different things, not rungs in a hierarchy of increasing certainty. Facts are the world's data. Theories are structures of ideas that explain and interpret facts. Facts don't go away when scientists debate rival theories to explain them. Einstein's theory of gravitation replaced Newton's in this century, but apples didn't suspend themselves in midair, pending the outcome. And humans evolved from ape- like ancestors whether they did so by Darwin's proposed mechanism or by some other yet to be discovered."

-Stephen Jay Gould
RE: "What is the meaning of life?"...
There is nothing more depressing than the idea that our lives have meaning (reason) allocated to us by some over-bearing sky-dictator and that meaning is to worship him.

Fuck that!

I'm an atheist - I'm free - I have no pre-defined meaning laid out for me. I choose my own meaning.
Kuusi palaa, ja on viimeinen kerta kun annan vaimoni laittaa jouluvalot!
RE: "What is the meaning of life?"...
Forty Two
RE: "What is the meaning of life?"...
“I meant," said Ipslore bitterly, "what is there in this world that truly makes living worthwhile?"

Death thought about it.

"CATS," he said eventually. "CATS ARE NICE.”

― Terry Pratchett, Sourcery
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