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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    Michael Penn

    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.

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      Freethinker31

      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.......

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        Joan Denoo

        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

        "Sortilege." Merriam-Webster.com. Merriam-Webster, n.d. Web. 7 Dec. 2014. a href="http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sortilege>" target="_blank">http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sortilege>;.

        I could find no other dictionary that defined sortilege.
        Thanks for the new word Clarence!

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