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Jan

Still Thinking: A hypothetical conversation about purpose

Theist:
So what do you think the purpose to life is?
Atheist:
To be loving and kind, to raise a family, to be good to all people we meet. To bring more peace and happiness into this world and to heal and prevent as much suffering as we can.
Theist:
But thats all just subjective meaning, it doesn't apply to everyone! Whats the objective purpose to life?
Atheist:
What do you think it is?
Theist:
To serve God's will.
Atheist:
And what is that exactly?
Theist:
To be loving and kind, to raise a family, to be good to all people we meet. To bring more peace and happiness into this world and to heal and prevent as much suffering as we can.
Atheist:
So exactly what I said except that God told you to do it?
Theist:
...to get into heaven?