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What is our
there is no God, our only reason to exist is to have a good time.
We do have a reason for
living. We have a purpose, and it is related to God.
First, however, if there
is no God, what might our purpose for living be?
I can think
of two things...
1) Why not just
have a good time -- eat, drink and be merry?
2) If we are
based on evolution, our purpose is to survive and have children
-- so we can create a new generation (the strong survive and pass
on their genes, making the next generation slightly better.)
is, neither of these work.
and be merry: It's rather self-centered, but I guess that's
okay. The problem with eat, drink and be merry is that it eventually
leads to feelings of emptiness, boredom, pointlessness and depression.
Those who have tried to use pleasures of the flesh to create a fullfilling
life, find themselves in an endless cycle of always seeking more.
Something a little better, a little more stimulating. It never ends.
It's an empty, depressing way of life.
We are based
on evolution: If this is the road we are to follow, then something
has gone seriously wrong. We are letting just anyone have children.
Defective, weak people are passing on their genes. Poor people have
more kids than those with better genetics.
If we are going
to base our lives on evolution and natural selection, we need to
let natural selection work so that only the strong survive. We need
to eliminate all social programs, all famine relief and free medical
programs. It's the only way for the human race to evolve and improve.
Right now there
is no natural selection among humans. We're all having kids. Maybe
Hitler had it right. Not only should we be letting nature eliminate
the weak, the strong should use their perogative and wipe out the
weak and defective.
I don't like
either of these options. I prefer
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