by Steph S.
Jun 13, 2012
As an atheist can my life have purpose and meaning without god? Well, let's see. I'm retired and haven't worked in 2014 at all until yesterday, but all of us need extra money. There's never enough money to fully retire. Yesterday I started part time deliveries with a local company and now have 3 days off. I'll go back a day and have more time off. Easy work, nice people. My work mentor says it will turn into the best job of my life and leave me lots of free time to enjoy myself. He's training me now and he really loves it. I see no discrimination with age or otherwise. I have a feeling of pride in knowing that I can do this without anxiety or worries about a sky daddy. God has nothing to do with it. My goals are being met.
Absolutely Steph.......If our life didn't have purpose or meaning then Atheism would be a sham.....It is because we do that we can show that a good fulfilling life is possible without a god in it.......Knowledge gives us purpose...The more we learn, especially through science, the more questions we have and the more we want to learn.....I am a retired pharmacist of 40 years, and my life was very fulfilling ...Just knowing I was helping people and making their lives better gave me much pride.....I never expected some deity in the sky to help me out.....I worked hard and saved my money and eventually everything came together.....Praying to something or someone is a waste of time.....Doing and taking control of your life is the way to go......If you need help then go to a professional with knowledge and experience to guide you along.......
sor·ti·lege noun \ˈsȯr-tə-lij, -ˌlej\ Definition of SORTILEGE
1: divination by lots 2: sorcery Origin of SORTILEGE Middle English, from Medieval Latin sortilegium, from Latinsortilegus foretelling, from sort-, sors lot + -i- + legere to gather — more at legend First Known Use: 14th century
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I could find no other dictionary that defined sortilege. Thanks for the new word Clarence!