The Meaning Of Life?

23 Jun

Something a friend said to me yesterday started me thinking about the meaning of life….don’t we all! 

Is there a meaning or is it completely random. Is the fact of our existence and that of everything else totally accidental and if that is so then surely meaningless. I can’t believe it is all one glorious accident, because if it is the accident is a pretty spectacular one! 

Here are two things to consider everything is random or it is not. But what about this idea, suppose it was a random accident but became logical by the very product of the accidental beginning. What if the very stuff of evolution, everything we do, every action of every kind, forms the structure which makes our existence meaningful? 

What if even the concept of an all powerful being – God – became a reality because we wished it so and that very being feeds on our worship. And what if one day we find we do know the meaning of life and everything else because we have finally made sense of the chaos around us.

Not sure about any of that, not sure if I would really like to have all the answers or even some of them but I am glad I have the ability to think.  


Posted by on June 23, 2009 in Daily Life and Doings


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3 responses to “The Meaning Of Life?

  1. thinkpoint

    July 4, 2009 at 2:50 pm

  2. David Bridgen

    June 29, 2009 at 2:17 am

    Your thoughts apropos “God” becoming “a reality because we wished it so and that very being feeds on our worship” is the same phenomenon by which media-generated “stars” are created.

    People of no intrinsic value are elevated to cult status by a non-discriminating and culturally uneducated and ignorant public, giving us such gems as the celebrity thug “Vinnie” Jones and Michael Jackson – an exponent of St. Vitus’ dance accompanied by noises which are accepted as music.

    But, to get nearer to what you have in mind, Jill, I suggest that religion, and in particular a god, is nothing more than a mental lucky charm, a spiritual alternative to a rabbit’s foot.

  3. Steve

    June 24, 2009 at 6:26 am

    Woah! Bit deep there and there was I thinking the meaning of life was to live, work, spend, then find out your old got nothing left over!


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