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Spirituality

  1. Standard member sonship
    the corrected one.
    10 Jul '18 16:16
    The meaning of the life of an atheist is ___________ ?
  2. Subscriber FMF
    Main Poster
    10 Jul '18 16:58
    Originally posted by @sonship
    The meaning of the life of an atheist is ___________ ?
    As far as I am concerned, it's the same as the meaning of the life of a theist.
  3. Standard member sonship
    the corrected one.
    11 Jul '18 12:40 / 2 edits
    One imitation.

    Anyone else ?
  4. Subscriber FMF
    Main Poster
    11 Jul '18 13:26
    Originally posted by @sonship
    One imitation.

    Anyone else ?
    It's not an "imitation", sonship. It's a commonality.
  5. Standard member Ghost of a Duke
    Zen Master
    11 Jul '18 13:58
    Originally posted by @fmf
    As far as I am concerned, it's the same as the meaning of the life of a theist.
    Believing, as I do, that God does not exist, I would go further and say there is 'more' meaning in the life of an atheist, not less. A theist has 'fabricated meaning' while an atheist (liberated from such fabrications) has 'tangible meaning' based on such realities as procreation, survival, and happiness.
  6. Subscriber FMF
    Main Poster
    11 Jul '18 15:03 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by @ghost-of-a-duke
    Believing, as I do, that God does not exist, I would go further and say there is 'more' meaning in the life of an atheist, not less. A theist has 'fabricated meaning' while an atheist (liberated from such fabrications) has 'tangible meaning' based on such realities as procreation, survival, and happiness.
    Yes, I can see what you mean.

    However I think the "meaning" of people's lives is mainly defined and delineated by the impact they have on others and the impact others have on them, as opposed to things they imagine or believe about themselves.

    So I think the "meaning" of a person's life, in practical and 'tangible' terms, is not directly affected by whether they are theists or atheists.
  7. 11 Jul '18 15:09 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by @sonship
    The meaning of the life of an atheist is ___________ ?
    The meaning of the life of an atheist is up to that atheist.

    (...just as the meaning of the life of a theist is up to that theist.)
  8. Standard member Soothfast
    0,1,1,2,3,5,8,13,21,
    12 Jul '18 06:43 / 3 edits
    Originally posted by @sonship
    The meaning of the life of an atheist is ___________ ?
    For me: To come to understand, as much as possible, the universe and the nature of existence by all humanly attainable mathematical and mystical means while practicing kindness day by day.
  9. Standard member sonship
    the corrected one.
    12 Jul '18 10:00 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by @soothfast
    For me: To come to understand, as much as possible, the universe and the nature of existence by all humanly attainable mathematical and mystical means while practicing kindness day by day.
    Thankyou for your explanation of something like a driving purpose.

    No real argument from me. I'm pretty much just observing responses (with some recollection).
  10. Subscriber FMF
    Main Poster
    12 Jul '18 10:31 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by @sonship
    Thankyou for your explanation of something like a driving purpose.

    No real argument from me. I'm pretty much just observing responses (with some recollection).
    No real argument from me.

    People with all manner of beliefs have been discussing meaning and purpose in life for as long as I have been here. Do you really think you might have a "real argument" against what other people describe as meaning and purpose in their lives? If your religiosity renders you so self-absorbed and so self-important that you think you can, it ought to give you some pause for thought.
  11. 12 Jul '18 12:00
    Originally posted by @fmf
    As far as I am concerned, it's the same as the meaning of the life of a theist.
    So what do you think we thunk our purpose is?
  12. Subscriber FMF
    Main Poster
    12 Jul '18 12:11
    Originally posted by @philokalia
    So what do you think we thunk our purpose is?
    Couldn't you be bothered to read the posts on this page?

    I think the meaning and purpose of people's lives - atheists, theists alike - are mainly defined by the impacts they have on others and the impacts others have on them whether it be as individuals or in groups. If things they imagine or believe about themselves happen to animate them to have or feel these impacts, so be it.
  13. Standard member sonship
    the corrected one.
    12 Jul '18 12:38
    Originally posted by @fmf
    [b]No real argument from me.

    People with all manner of beliefs have been discussing meaning and purpose in life for as long as I have been here. Do you really think you might have a "real argument" against what other people describe as meaning and purpose in their lives? If your religiosity renders you so self-absorbed and so self-important that you think you can, it ought to give you some pause for thought.[/b]
    Sounds likes you're more absorbed with me than I am.

    You gave you glib few.
    Now let some others write their views.
  14. Subscriber FMF
    Main Poster
    12 Jul '18 13:05 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by @sonship
    Sounds likes you're more absorbed with me than I am.
    You mean I replied to a post in this conversation?

    Are you pouting again, sonship?
  15. Subscriber FMF
    Main Poster
    12 Jul '18 13:07
    Originally posted by @sonship
    You gave you glib few.
    "Glib"?