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TurretBox Wisconsin
11/09/13 5:28 am

Life's purpose is to help other people and advance as a whole society

stevielea3 Altamonte Springs
11/08/13 7:13 pm

Life does not inherently have a purpose. It is up to the living to give their life and the lives of others a purpose.

DuckAndCower
11/06/13 6:43 am

This question really needs to define "purpose".

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AMercer1 South Carolina
11/06/13 12:02 am

Everyone's purpose in life is to figure out his/her purpose in life.

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pappaledu
11/05/13 10:15 pm

Loving people loving people loving people

hagen places
11/04/13 10:31 pm

To repopulate then die. Keep the species going

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nightcrow44 the dark side
11/04/13 5:39 pm

Not at all we live to repopulate and die ... Life is useless

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JayKay01
11/04/13 5:29 pm

I don't believe that people are born with an inherent purpose, but I do think that your life will be as purposeful as you choose to make it.

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mountainmafia Boston
11/04/13 4:42 pm

We are just literally here because.

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d0m333 Pennsylvania
11/04/13 4:16 pm

Depends if the meaning (purpose) is absolute or subjective. If absolute then yes because a force outside the subjective self determines it for all. But if no force exists then it would simply be my subjective opinion and then only a relative purpose

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rcgrant south carolina
11/04/13 3:04 pm

sure.. life is what happens between birth and death.its up to us to find our individual purpose
if religious then Gods calling.
if not find your niche. no two are the same

Marley17 or is it just me...
11/04/13 2:15 pm

Personally, no. I'm not unique, I'm replaceable.

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mamamoose Pennsylvania
11/04/13 6:32 pm

In my opinion you (and all people) are unique and are not replaceable.

curlz
11/04/13 2:10 pm

Thinking we have no purpose whatsoever is very depressing so might as well just go with the fact that life has a purpose and it is different for all of us

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TalkingNinja Texas
11/04/13 2:05 pm

no, we don't have a purpose. if we never existed to begin with, would it matter? no.

if we all died this second, would it matter? no.

if you were to die this this instant, would it really matter in the grand scheme of things? no.

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TalkingNinja Texas
11/04/13 2:12 pm

however, since our existence is pointless. we should all strive to make our lives worth something so that those who are doomed to live after us may look back and say, " look at all of the incredible things they did, even though they didn't have to do anything."

tenorplayer14
11/05/13 3:13 pm

I would say all those things do matter.

dovirstrgn Austin
11/04/13 1:55 pm

The question's too vague. A spiritual purpose? Biologically, sure, our sole purpose is to successfully reproduce. Beyond that it's up to you.

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Snedegar Michigan
11/04/13 1:17 pm

To everyone that says no. You just have to find your purpose. It's different for everyone.

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opptop Michigan
11/04/13 1:09 pm

To love and serve God.

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eliroque miami
11/04/13 1:39 pm

I'd rather not live

bchrome
11/04/13 8:50 pm

ell roque, do us all a favor then....

Klensken phx
11/04/13 12:16 pm

Not in the grand scheme of things, we're just too insignificant for anything we do to matter. You can set goals for yourself though, and have your own personal purpose.

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TempName14 Everywhere but nowhere
11/04/13 11:18 am

Absolutely yes, but I'm not interested In trying to explain it here (casting pearls).

Soz520 Belle Mead
11/04/13 11:06 am

If there was such a thing

Betoh Boyle Heights
11/04/13 11:00 am

Existentialism!!

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albyunderwater Yesterday
11/04/13 10:30 am

Well whatever it is I'm sure it includes mountain biking, man stuff like choppin' down trees and diggin' holes and making sure you get your yearly intake of jelly beans.

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nyjewboy USA
11/04/13 10:28 am

Enjoy life! But don't die so young that you don't have time to enjoy it.

MscottL13 63141
11/04/13 10:27 am

life is what you make of it. if you believe it has a purpose then it will for you - if you don't it won't. This question raises the fundamental debate on what purpose means and thus what the meaning of life is...

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SomeDays Atlanta
11/04/13 10:10 am

To me, life's only purpose is for me to make my own.

kjs Minnesota
11/04/13 9:54 am

My life has a great deal of purpose.

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38041 Georgia
11/04/13 9:38 am

Not really. We're basically just atoms smashing around. If there is anything like a purpose, it's probably self-fulfillment. Live to be happy.

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rocket38
11/04/13 10:16 am

I like the technicality, just live to be happy

rocket38
11/04/13 10:27 am

Live to be happy is a sad outlook? U must be living to be sad then ;-)

bonemouth lost in the wilderness
11/04/13 12:43 pm

It's sad that self gratification is the end all to be all instead of having something higher too Strive for

38041 Georgia
11/04/13 1:33 pm

What is higher than happiness? Btw, I don't mean empty gratification from inane things like sex and booze (not that there's anything wrong with those). I mean happiness in knowing that you are the best possible version of yourself.

LeDerpityDerp We are not our failures
11/04/13 9:11 am

Absolutely, to know Christ and make Him known.
To love one another, and to follow the word of God.

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CoffeeNow Powderpuff Leftist
11/04/13 9:50 am

God sounds like Kim kardashian. Hes vapid and needs constant attention

LeDerpityDerp We are not our failures
11/04/13 9:56 am

No need to be rude with your judgmental opinions.

rocket38
11/04/13 10:25 am

God=purpose? Wow that's kinda pathetic

rocket38
11/04/13 10:26 am

Are u not pushing you're judgement of god on use?

XposeBarak Out There
11/04/13 10:28 am

All she is doing is stating her purpose in life...how is that judging u?

XposeBarak Out There
11/04/13 10:30 am

I am really amazed at how many people get defensive when Christ's name is brought up in a conversation

XposeBarak Out There
11/04/13 10:34 am

Hey derp take a peek at Luke 6:22-23

LeDerpityDerp We are not our failures
11/04/13 10:36 am

It truly is incredible. I never once judged anyone nor said that you're all condemned to anything in my statement.
NOR did I say God WAS my purpose. Therefore you're either all completely horrible at interpretation or like mentioned - defensive at

LeDerpityDerp We are not our failures
11/04/13 10:36 am

any mention of a Christ. That's unfortunate, truly unfortunate.

LeDerpityDerp We are not our failures
11/04/13 10:39 am

You know Xpose, that was quite wonderful. Thank you.

dudley northern Virginia woods
11/04/13 8:34 am

The answer to everything is 42.

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teppofan Rt. 66 Hackberry, AZ
11/04/13 10:56 am

I guess that means I'm off by 5!

BlkDth here
11/04/13 8:21 am

I believe everyone should strive to find a purpose in life. I strive not to be familiar for anything but to leave something behind after I'm gone that benefited humanity wether it is a cure for a disease or saving someone's life I don't want 2 spend my days on earth just being another air sucker that didn't contribute anything.

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ravens1 Birdland
11/04/13 8:01 am

yes, to rid this country of democrats

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Alph4omega
11/04/13 8:19 am

why not all politicians?

chemist2016
11/04/13 8:48 am

if you guide that anger to politicians in general we mayget something done

ravens1 Birdland
11/04/13 8:55 am

lol tell that to Obama, Mr. "its my way or the highway" mentality

ravens1 Birdland
11/04/13 8:55 am

lol tell that to Obama, Mr. "its my way or the highway" mentality

Alph4omega
11/04/13 8:58 am

right like Mr Wears The Magic Underwear was a better choice. they both sucked as a choice. That's why I didn't vote

chemist2016
11/04/13 9:52 am

Lol both sides are like that.

hposto Oklahoma
11/04/13 12:19 pm

"It's my way or the highway" is democratic? Coming from what, a republican whose party shut down the gov and threatened to default on debt if obamacare was not delayed?

bonemouth lost in the wilderness
11/04/13 8:00 am

Why is there so much Venomous hatred towards a book that only teaches love. It is the people's interpretation that is at fault just like in any other belief.

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Alph4omega
11/04/13 8:06 am

because that book doesn't teach love. God is the most vengeful psychopath ever to be written about.
And that book and God hasn't done a thing to prevent countless wars and atrocities committed in his name.

ScrewU Gone
11/04/13 8:21 am

Can you actually name a conflict started in the name of Christianity?

Alph4omega
11/04/13 8:24 am

the crusades, the inquisition, the Salem witch trials, the holocaust

ScrewU Gone
11/04/13 8:30 am

The crusades were a defensive war against Muslim expansion. The inquisition and Salem witch trials were not wars, and the holocaust was about race, not religion.

The fact is, there's never been a war waged for Christianity.

Alph4omega
11/04/13 8:31 am

so you say...

Irrelevant United States
11/04/13 9:11 am

@screwU The crusades were not a defensive war; they were wars of conquest by Catholic Europeans.

Plus don't forget the bloody wars between Catholics and Protestants, like the Thirty Years' War that laid waste to Germany.

rocket38
11/04/13 10:29 am

Wait what about hitler and the Jews? That has nothing to do with war and religion?

bonemouth lost in the wilderness
11/04/13 7:57 am

Why is there so much venomous is hatred towards a book that only teaches love it's the people that distort the teachings just like in any other religion

1111111 Wayne
11/04/13 7:57 am

Life has no inherent purpose, nothing does. It means only what meaning we assign to it.

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beeney
11/04/13 7:39 am

Your purpose in life is what YOU make it.

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bonemouth lost in the wilderness
11/04/13 7:52 am

Hitler, Stalin they had a purpose in mind so did Mother Teresa and Gandhi. It's what you make of it that counts.

Alph4omega
11/04/13 8:01 am

Mother Teresa was a horrible human being who should never have been sainted. she basically worshipped during and death. she belongs with Hitler and Stalin in the record books

ScrewU Gone
11/04/13 8:23 am

Ever seen pictures of her "clinics?" Hundreds of people lying on bare mattresses in rows, no medical treatment, waiting to die. She was a monster. And her name wasn't even Theresa.

ilive4Gsus formerly SoLuvedByGod
11/04/13 9:25 am

Well isn't that better than lying in the streets waiting to die? Why would she spend her life making clinics to put people in and do nothing?

Irrelevant United States
11/04/13 7:33 am

Of course almost everyone thinks it's to 'serve god'. Well guess what? There is no God. There is no evidence for it.
Christianity reduces men to the status of sheep. Well, forgive me if I don't think that being an obedient sheep is very fulfilling.

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ScrewU Gone
11/04/13 8:27 am

Look around you. Nature is entropy. It doesn't build sand castles, it reduces them to dunes. Life is incredibly complicated, with interacting systems of systems. The idea that it just "happened" is what is beyond belief.

Irrelevant United States
11/04/13 8:36 am

And your alternative is that this incredibly complex universe was designed by one entity? One deity that must be at least equally as complex as the universe itself? When there is no physical evidence for it at all? That is a huge leap of faith.

Irrelevant United States
11/04/13 8:38 am

My lack of belief is a null hypothesis. When there is an absence of evidence for something, it is assumed to be false until proven otherwise. The burden if proof rests on the person making a claim. It's basic logic. So where is your proof of god?

ScrewU Gone
11/04/13 8:46 am

The existence of creation is proof of a creator. Now, the attributes of the creator are only known to us through the creation. At a minimum, the creator has the ability to create what we can observe.

Irrelevant United States
11/04/13 9:06 am

That argument is fallacious. Saying that the universe is a creation assumes that there is a creator. The fact is: you can't prove that the universe was created or designed. If this is some design, it's the most convoluted, absurd design imaginable.

pattyflipper a stinky dungeon
11/04/13 7:26 am

a purpose to turn up

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ilive4Gsus formerly SoLuvedByGod
11/04/13 7:15 am

The purpose of life is to love The Lord with all your heart, soul, mind, and strength.

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Alph4omega
11/04/13 8:07 am

If good existed I'd hate him with all my heart, mind, and soul.
the God of the Abraham is not worthy of worship!

ilive4Gsus formerly SoLuvedByGod
11/04/13 9:08 am

Why would you hate Him?! Why is He not worthy?!

ilive4Gsus formerly SoLuvedByGod
11/04/13 9:16 am

Who here hates someone who loves you?? Anyone? No? Ok then. Think about it. Love God and live in paradise or be filled with hate towards a perfect being then rot in hell? I think I'm going with heaven :)

Alph4omega
11/04/13 9:25 am

no thanks, eternity sounds awful no matter where you go.
I'd rather be in hell for an eon or two than deal with God and Christians
if hell does exist, it's only the fire that's eternal, not necessarily the souls that go there. so if Hell exists and I go there, my soul will eventually be annihilated

ilive4Gsus formerly SoLuvedByGod
11/04/13 9:32 am

You are not really making sense. Sorry, but you will be tortured for eternity if you go to hell. And trust me- you do not want to go there.

Alph4omega
11/04/13 9:42 am

better there than with the likes of you, Frank, pat Robertson, Joyce Myers, Joel Osteen, and especially YHWH

Alph4omega
11/04/13 9:44 am

btw, I renounce God and deny the Holy Spirit

ilive4Gsus formerly SoLuvedByGod
11/04/13 11:25 am

Well don't be looking for me to follow you. I am sorry you chose to be that way.

Alph4omega
11/04/13 11:32 am

I repeat, only the lake of fire of gahenna is said to be eternal, nothing about the damned souls. this is called an annihilationist perspective of Hell

ilive4Gsus formerly SoLuvedByGod
11/04/13 11:35 am

Is SAID to be. It is also said to be that evolution is real... Which it's not btw.

Alph4omega
11/04/13 11:45 am

think for yourself, pick up the cliffs notes for the origin of species and form your own opinion of the theory
watch documentaries about evolution, do something.
at the very least, looking into your opponents perspective will give you ammunition to fight them

ilive4Gsus formerly SoLuvedByGod
11/04/13 11:53 am

Actually I have. And the contradictions made me laugh.

Wizzobutter
11/04/13 7:14 am

Yes, to keep the species going.

suppressedID That is my secret Cap
11/04/13 7:25 am

I think we can call that a resounding success.

beeney
11/04/13 7:38 am

For the time being...

ScrewU Gone
11/04/13 8:28 am

Dunno. The species is becoming markedly stupider.

CoffeeNow Powderpuff Leftist
11/04/13 7:09 am

The purpose of life is to end

- Agent Smith

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scubaagb
11/04/13 7:05 am

My wife and I are having our first child in January. So my life has the purpose of taking care of him and her.

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pisomojado
11/04/13 7:00 am

No inherent meaning, only what we give it.

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lagg
11/04/13 6:53 am

My life has a purpose but I have not found it. I fear I might do too much damage by the time I understand.