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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    sk8eycat

    Or..."The secret of life" is that there IS no secret!

    I do what pleases me, and after reading the posts in here, I remembered one little thing that brings me joy...making other people laugh.  I love the sound of sincere laughter; that's sort of the way I choose who I want to hang out with...do they make a polite little heh-heh, or let go and roar. 

    I wish I'd figured that out when I was a lot younger.

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    Tor Hershman

    Phuck no it can't, as an Atheist or any other part of the universe.

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      Travis Hedglin

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

      Hmm, not in the absolute divine command sense, but yes. As a matter of fact, I would say I did not find any REAL meaning or value in life UNTIL I accepted that there was NO god. It frees one, and allows them to find actual purpose. Theists have no valuable meaning, because it is a cookie cutter kind of thing. While we are free to shape our lives however we see fit.