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Monday, July 30, 2012

"How does an atheist find meaning and purpose in life?"

Dale McGowan is working on Atheist for Dummies, and he's soliciting our input. Not sure "Atheist Dummies" is a club I want to be a member of, but it's nice to be solicited. Anyway, share your thoughts:
Concise comments only, please. Give me only your best thought whittled down to a tiny, singing sentence or three. Just a link is great too, but please include a brief summary of where it’s going. Also, please try not to get into extended discussions. It’s OK to build on someone else’s comment, but don’t feel the need to convince, rebut, or dissuade.
Here’s the first question:
How does an atheist find meaning and purpose in life?
...This is an unmissable opportunity to plumb our collective mind — I’m looking forward to hearing from you." Reply here: The Meming of Life Parenting Beyond Belief on secular parenting and other natural wonders

1 comment:

  1. My answer would be: By looking at the obvious that's right there in front of all of us.

    Secondly, putting a god first puts everything else, e.g., spouse, children, family, friends, pets, etc. in second place. Is it really acceptable to put one's imaginary friend in front of one's spouse? Really? What could an imaginary friend contribute to a marital relationship--don't speak in church? Do what I say or you'll burn in hell. Oh well...Maybe I'll talk to Fred about it.

    Maybe pointing out the obvious is more problematic than I thought.