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Without God, Life has no Purpose!
The Absurdity of Life without God
He killed for pleasure. He killed for profit. He killed for pride. When he died the gods showed him no mercy. The wicked king was condemned to spend eternity pushing a mighty rock up a hill. The hill was such that, whenever he managed to heave the rock to the top, the rock would immediately roll down the other side and Sisyphus was obliged to descend the hill and began pushing again, and again, forever.
Man, writes Loren Eiseley, is the Cosmic Orphan. He is the only creature in the universe who asks, "Why? Where am I going? But the answers that came back were not exhilarating, but dark and terrible. There is no reason for your existence.
Reliable information for those asking life's big questions. Most of us want to be happy, and most of us want our lives to be meaningful. And psychologists confirm that we are happier when we feel our lives have meaning and purpose. It used to be that religion gave life meaning. Even if life was hard drudgery, or worse, dangerous and painful, the hope of a better life in the age to come gave meaning and purpose even to the suffering. But with religion in decline in first world countries, what gives lives meaning now? Some say nothing can.
Religious believers often claim that life is given meaning and a sense of fulfillment when they surrender themselves to God, and also that this life is more.
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However, although Martin does well in exposing some common mistakes of theistic moral arguments, he is less convincing when he argues for objective morality in a godless world. Death and the Meaning of Life by Keith Augustine. This essay considers whether life is inherently meaningless if death is the permanent end of our conscious existence and our lives are not part of a higher purpose. Despair, Optimism, and Rebellion by Evan Fales. In this contribution to an American Philosophical Association symposium on "God, Death, and the Meaning of Life," Evan Fales considers three responses to loss of faith in the Christian God: despair, optimism, and rebellion. Western culture is permeated by belief in an afterlife on religious grounds, shaping these responses in particularly anxious ways. Fales considers both how atheists can respond to the question of the meaning of life, and, in what is surely a surprising direction for some, whether Christianity even has the resources to provide meaning through doctrines as problematic as requiring another to pay for your own sins.