One thing that religion gives you is an ‘ultimate purpose’. But I, and many other Atheists (I assume), are not content with the idea of being put here on Earth for some ultimate reason.
Of course I can only talk from my own knowledge of myself and other Atheists on YouTube, but I do not like the idea of being put here just for me to spend my life serving some divine being. It is a bit depressing if you only exist because someone else wants you to, to do one purpose already planned out for you. For the most part, I think that it is up to us to make our own purpose in life. To find what we want to do and make our own path. Or you can always go with the answer that the computers gave us; 42. (Hitchhikers guide to the galaxy reference) Yep, your purpose in life is 42, go out into the world and figure out what it means!
For many religious people their religion gives them a strong reason to live and exist, maybe it is easy and convenient for them to have a plan pre-written out for them, but that isn’t what everyone wants. The freedom to do as we want and make our own path and purpose is far greater and more satisfying an existence for me, and I’m sure that others will agree. Another claim by some religious people is that without God there is no purpose and everything in life is pointless. This is ridiculous, will be covering the afterlife in another blog, but for now I will point something. If there is no God and our life is finite then that ADDS value to it, we need to make the most of our lives, if life is finite then that doesn’t de-value it and make it pointless. Why go on holiday? it is finite, so it is pointless, the reasoning here is terrible.
And why do people need a purpose anyway? Is it not enough to exist? Out all off the people that could have existed, but don’t, the few of us that exist and were born are already extremely lucky. Living is important, not searching for an ultimate meaning that may not even exist.
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