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Saturday, September 10, 2016

Meaning

One of the first questions many theists asks atheists is, "Then, how do you have meaning in your life if you don't believe in an afterlife?"  Simple: we live for reality as we understand it.  If one has the acceptance that THIS life is it, then one wants to make it as good as possible for him or her self, and all others (from empathy through evolution and socialization).  The problem atheists see in the theist's frame of mind is this:  you are really living for the unevidenced hereafter, not for the present reality.

2 comments:

  1. Yep. Meaning is not something someone can be given; it something we have to make for ourselves.

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  2. Yes, Jack. Thanks for the comment. :)

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