But why?

I’m tired of the religious argument that science can not answer the questions of ‘why we are here’ and ‘what is the meaning of life?’ when religion does not provide an answer either. If the meaning of life is to get to the afterlife, that’s a pretty shitty meaning. And that doesn’t answer “why” either. Why would a God put us here? Lonliness? So God went throught the trouble of creating us all to chill with (even with those angels) and then he doesn’t communicate with us? Does this all powerful all capable being who invented human language have social anxiety? I should hope not otherwise heaven would be a dull place. Negating the fact here that this supposedly perfect God also designed all creatures, 99% of all living things are extinct. What kind of half-assed design is that? What was the purpose of those creatures lives? Serving God? Isn’t that the same purpose as the lives of humans? So is the “why” to serve an absentee father figure who just happens to favor jews?

The only purpose in life is that which we choose and religion offers a convenient one for anyone who can’t find something they’re good at, or something they like enough to dedicate themselves to. Harmless to do, but when you decide that it’s the meaning for everyone’s life is when it becomes dangerous.

But I’m not saying anything new here.


5 Responses to “But why?”

  1. Shamelessly Atheist Says:

    As Dawkins points out, such questions ‘why we are here’ and ‘what is the meaning of life?’ are silly, like asking ‘what is the color of jealousy?’ The questions may be grammatically correct, but contain no information and are sheer nonsense.

    • johnocide Says:

      Yes, the question itself is absurd, but I am bothered by how they believe the “meaning” given to their lives by religion is logically superior to the man who’s decided his purpose in life is to be a competitive eating champion or a master lizard breeder.

      • Shamelessly Atheist Says:

        Or, the guy that is really good at putting worms on hooks – the master bator?

        The thing that really gets me is immediately jumping to supernatural ‘explanations’ when we haven’t yet arrived at a plausible hypothesis. Or worse, when we do have a plausible hypothesis or better, and they jump to a supernatural ‘explanation’ without bothering to check if the phenomenon hasn’t already been explained.

  2. I quite like Douglas Adams’ idea for the meaning of life:

    People are DNA’s way of making more DNA

  3. People seem to love one of these lovely arguments such as the ones you stated or: “What caused the big bang?” or “Why are we intelligent?” as if because we cannot answer them there must be a god.

    I always ask, first: “Why do you need to know? Why can’t we accept that sometimes we may never find the answers for some things?”

    And then second: “How can you be sure that the god that you believe in is the source, and not that of the *insert religion here*?”

    I rarely get a response.

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