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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Thank you so very much Rudy. Very thoughtful reply.

You have to discover the meaning for yourself.

There are no gods or anything to believe in or have to follow.

You are free to think things for yourself. No dogma to follow.

The Universe is   meaningless  pointless as far as the Earth is concerned 

we that is the human animal is cruel stupid pathetic and just about the most ugly 

on this ball of rock 

Alan Hobbes(?) Carter:

Folks who'd been born to violent or abusive parents can be all that.

Their lives can be nasty, mean, brutish and short.

Labels  Labels without religion there would be no need to be called an atheist

lets call ourselves morons stupid morons and morons

we live short and meaningless lives  full of bullshit incapable of anything  but self

whoa.. just realized the 3345 views! ha.. 
how about one more comment in a podcast:

Life is full of meaning. We all spend multipurpose lives. 

It depends on whether you are a nihilistic atheist, doesn't it?

 Self      the human animal is murderous just look what we do to the weak and defenceless creatures  other than to its own kind   psychopathic more like

My life has more meaning now that I've abandon any dogmatic security blanket of an eternal father to guide me like a fucking puppet on a string. I was born, I will die, then as Bertrand Russell said "rot in the ground". But what happens from this moment till then is all up to me, an me alone. That's the beauty, the freedom.. To be the sums of my own choices. To rise into this world an define myself. I find with a little introspection, discipline an belief in myself there isn't much I cant achieve or rectify.

IMO "purpose" is purely a religious concept. We should be just a small component of the ecosystem cogwheel. People with "purpose" and "ambition" are IMO the equivalent of original sin. Unfortunately, because there are so many morons on the planet, I have given myself a purpose, to fight those with a purpose!!! :)

Ok I get your meaning TNT666 - we need to cast off that belief that you have a purpose because it is based in religion.
Thank you so much TNT66 - I read all your replies. Appreciate your input.

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