All Blog Posts Tagged 'purpose' (10)

Have You At Any Time Asked Yourself Just Why.

Perhaps you have taken an occasion to ask your own self the greatest question, one that pertains to every one of us all... the question, of course, is "Why Do I Exist?"



Now, I've truly dedicated a substantial amount of my life in silent reflection contemplating this very topic. It's always appeared to myself to be very important. Despite the fact that I understand a worthwhile answer may never become accessible to the human… Continue

Added by Felicia Merchant on September 5, 2013 at 5:55am — 4 Comments

Finding Purpose Without Religion

A fellow Bunch member of mine, Ben Kervin, recently said he was "surprised" that he was feeling a lack of purpose thanks to his deconversion to atheism a couple years ago:

It's great to be free from the superstitious thinking I once had, but sometimes wonder how god belief gave me an overall…
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Added by Our Daily Train blog on July 7, 2013 at 9:00pm — 4 Comments

What Am I?

The greatest question to me at this moment is "what am I?"

Not just as it pertains to my social label of Humanist, atheist, agnostic, irreligious, skeptical, etc., but in relation to my mere existence. This fuzzy feeling I get when crawling around in the darkness of existentialism seems too real. I keep finding new ideas and experiences and when I press their "on" buttons to see what they do, it changes my perception of reality. It's more than just being objective when playing with…

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Added by Jordan V. on February 22, 2013 at 11:00am — 5 Comments

The Poem From the Movie The Grey

There's a great little poem that's read in the movie The Grey with actor Liam Neeson.  

It was written by director/writer Joe Carnahan.



--- Into the Fray ---

Once more into the fray

Into the last good fight I'll ever know

Live or die on this day

Live or die on this day

 

For me, it became a special movie when this bit…

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Added by JP Carey on October 24, 2012 at 9:00pm — 2 Comments

Book Review: The Good Atheist - That's what he/she said!

I bent the binding of The Good Atheist, Living a Purpose-Filled Life Without God, by Dan Barker, in hopes that I would either come out of it in some way affirmed or finally have a resource for a person struggling with the decision to let go of their faith.  When I closed the book, I felt like a sore eared member of the choir.  The majority of Barker’s book is an appeal to authority and celebrity, a mishap of astonishing proportion when speaking about, to, or for, a community that…

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Added by LaRae Meadows on May 5, 2011 at 2:51pm — No Comments

Rant: Whats the Meaning and Purpose of Meaning and Purpose?

Many theists say that with out god life has no meaning and purpose, we atheists say that with out an afterlife life has more meaning and we make out own purpose, they reply with "but its not objective", we point out that objective meaning and purpose are impossible. Well here is a new question: Whats the meaning and purpose of meaning and purpose? Do happy people give a shit… Continue

Added by Lone Wolf on August 28, 2010 at 5:00am — No Comments

I don't care about cosmic meaning

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This is an extinction to a comment (3 actually due to the 500 character comment limitation) I am made to this video (under the name "thenamelessone83"). It is not a Christian video about some cosmic meaning (which is what it would seem like from my comment) it is an atheist video… Continue

Added by Lone Wolf on August 21, 2010 at 2:46pm — No Comments

The Apple



Would you bite the apple that gave knowledge of good and evil? Read on.


We find ourselves alive and conscious. What shall we do with our lives? Beware "fishers of men". If we demand that someone else supply us with a purpose, someone else may DO just that. Purpose is ours to choose.


There is a natural "default" purpose, which we may choose if we like. We all have parents, as did they, back to the beginning of life.…
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Added by John B Hodges on July 7, 2010 at 1:58pm — No Comments

What existential "Meaning and Purpose" do theists have which Atheists do not?

I often hear from theists that they could never become an atheist because they are afraid that they would have no purpose and meaning to their lives.



While I was a dedicated Christian I do not recall what was so meaningful and purposeful about my life during this stage. Nor do I recall why I feared that these feelings would dissipate if I ever lost my faith. The reality, if my memory is not too distorted, is that this part of my life was not particularly happy or especially… Continue

Added by Rosemary LYNDALL WEMM on April 20, 2009 at 7:00pm — 6 Comments

Finding Life's Meaning

Theists frequently make the statement that, without religion and God, there would be no purpose or meaning in life. It's somewhat offensive, but definitely misguided. I decided to philosophize about it a bit in my latest blog post at RationalityNow, if you're interested.

Cheers!

http://www.rationalitynow.com/blog/2009/03/25/finding-lifes-meaning/

Added by Dan Gilbert on March 25, 2009 at 2:55pm — No Comments

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