Questions for those who don't believe in God

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    Why are we here? Seriously.. why? If you say because of Evolution - fine, but why? Why'd it happen?

    If humans are an accident that happened in the Universe then where does your sense of self-preservation come from? Why do you care if the human race continues on after you're dead?

    I mean, we're all just here by chance, right?
     
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    Why we are here is a good question for believers AND atheists !
     
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    I don't know. I'm neither a believer nor a disbeliever, I'm an Agnostic. The difference between religionists, agnostics and atheists is that religionists pretend (indeed, convince themselves) that they do know the answer, the atheists pretend there's not an answer to be known, and the agnostics believe that it is too big to be known.

    But for those who absolutely must know the answer, it is 42.
     
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    So an agnostic does not know and does not care to even discuss the issue?
     
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    No, not really. I'm an agnostic. That means that I don't believe we can really know either way, that the question (the existence of a supreme being) is faith-based and logic doesn't apply.
     
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    And that really is it!!
     
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    you are here to have relationships with other people....some have a relationship with their god.....some accept this for what it is others don't....i prefer to have relationships with tollerent, accepting, patient, respectful people....
     
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    "Radiant is his light, yet invisible in the secret place of the heart, the Spirit is the supreme abode wherein dwells all that moves, and breathes and sees.
    Our whole business therefore in this life, is to restore to health the eye of the heart whereby God may be seen."

    "Seek not to understand that you may believe, but believe that you may understand."

    St. Augustine
     
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    I think a lot of what Jesus said is quite logical and has been actually proven. It's the emphasis on worship, sanctity, and formality that automatically punches peoples' skeptic buttons. My call is that Jesus was a pretty regular guy who had some deep "advice" to pass on. He intended for us to act on it---not make such a big deal that he said it or worship his mother for giving birth to him.
     
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    I've thought about that a lot myself. A lot of the quotes attributed to Jesus are humanitarian and full of love. Many of them are comforting and I feel a deep resonance of understanding when I contemplate them.
     
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