Reply To: What’s the Purpose of Life?

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wheelerrj
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    Yes, we seem to crave a cosmic purpose, a great care giver and benevolent authority. It’s built into us. It fits in with our proximate purpose to exist & reproduce; but, to do that we need knowledge & explanation. For our ancient ancestors life was tough and they had to think a lot about this resulting supernatural beliefs, many of which still dominate society with religious dogma. We need to rethink these dogmas so that our beliefs are more believable and a cosmic purpose more sensible.