As An Atheist Can Your Life Have Purpose and Meaning?

I was wondering what other people thought about this.

I realize we weren't born with a purpose. No creator or "higher calling".

But as a non believer can your life have meaning and purpose without god?

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Very cool Tony - thanks!

You're very cool too, Steph.  Just went over the 2,000 reads plateau.  That's very cool indeed.  Congrats.

 

 

I will go so far as to say she is the best, Richard. Hands down. Absoloutely! Congrats on the 2000, Steph.

Thank you very much Richard and Tony! Wow - I am so honored.

I like that thought Tony.

darkblack....Tripe and bullshit..tell that one to the oppressed the little people .....mostly WOMEN 

Our prime purpose in this life is to help others. And if you can't help them, at least don't hurt them.
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AMERICA..AMERICA.....YOU ARE BEING SERIOUS steph

The only way in which being an atheist limits having purpose and meaning in your life is that you reject the "one-size" fits all purposes of religious believers. Nature is full of variety and human lives can have many different purposes.

That's true Dr. Clark. Human lives have many purposes. We just need to find out what they are ourselves.

Life has no meaning..the human race is crazy..mostly psychopathic 

Yeah, Alan, I too sometimes say humans are mostly psychopathic and then feel better.

About meaning:

I once told a Catholic priest, who was a fellow juror on a case, I had once been a Catholic.

True to his calling, he tried to bully me and said my life is absurd.

Having just seen "absurd" defined as without meaning, I told him it's my responsibility to put meaning in my life.

Did he ever clam up!!!

For days I was telling myself, "Don't tell me revenge isn't sweet."

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