What Is The Purpose Of Life ?

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    What Is The Purpose Of Life ?

    They say that a fool lives to eat and a wise man eats to live. But then the question remains: for what purpose does the wise man live? Living is not an end by itself. There has to be a purpose for man to live for. So what is this purpose?

    Where from? Where to? And Why?

    Any ignorance, however great, could be forgiven except for man to be ignorant about the secret of his existence, his aim in life and what will be his outcome after death. Some thinkers express these questions in simple words: where from? Where to? And why? Meaning: where did I come from? Where am I going? And why am I here?

    What if you find a Watch in the Sand

    To the Atheist and the Agnostic the Muslim says: “Suppose you find a watch in the middle of a desert. What would you conclude? Would you think that someone dropped this watch? Or would you suppose that the watch came by itself? Of course no sane person would say that the watch just happened to emerge from the sand. All the intricate working parts could not simply develop from the metals that lay buried in the earth. The watch must have a manufacturer. If a watch tells accurate time we expect the manufacturer must be intelligent. Blind chance cannot produce a working watch.

    Did people always believe in a Creator?

    It is a fact that throughout history and throughout the world, man had been found to worship and to believe in a Creator. Specialists in Anthropology, Civilizations and History are unanimous on this. This led one of the great historians to say: “History shows that there had been cities without palaces, without factories and without fortresses, but there has never been cities without houses of worship.” Since time immemorial, man believed that he was not created simply for this life, for this short period, and he knew that he would ultimately depart to another resting-place. We see this evidence with the early Egyptians, thousands of years ago, when they mummified their dead and built great pyramids (as graves) and even placed the treasures of the dead in their graves in addition to drinks and mummified food! From the earliest recorded history, mankind had been unanimous, with very few exceptions, that there is a Creator and that there is life after death. However, they differed about the essence of this Creator, how to worship Him and the description of the life after death. For example, Hindus believe in reincarnation and that after death one’s soul would then go into a human body or an animal, depending on whether one did good or bad in his life, and that this process would continue without end until the soul reaches perfection and unites into one with its Creator. People of other religions like Jews, Christians and Muslims also believe in life after death, but not in reincarnation like the Hindus. All three - Jews, Christians and Muslims -however have different views about what happens to the soul after one’s death.
    hay guys you could resume it from this link
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    Atheists, I believe for the most part do not feel comfortable within the confines and radical beliefs that organized religions produce. Because man has been too ignorant to create a religion that makes sense, you cannot blame atheists for not claiming a religion. They infact may think about life/death/meaning more than most members of an organized religion.
     
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    Wow, when I clicked this thread I didn't realize that Arabian was actually a Russian novelist moonlighting on a webboard... I'm perusing your material man, will respond asap.
     
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    Life provides its own meaning...We have but to see it.
     
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    Meaning of life is to have joy and happiness through doing good to others.
     
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    Arabian

    First, you need to cite your sources when you copy and paste material from the web. The source for the five posts that you have pasted onto the board is http://www.islam-guide.com/purpose-of-life.htm .

    Second, to save server space, do not post 29 pages worth of material. Please feel free to post the subheadings, and maybe a paragraph or two below that to show the general sense of the section. For example:

    Where form? Where to? And why?
    Any ignorance, however great, could be forgiven except for man to be ignorant about the secret of his existence, his aim in life and what will be his outcome after death. Some thinkers express these questions in simple words: where from? Where to? And why? Meaning: where did I come from? Where am I going? And why am I here?

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    meaning of life is to honor your Creator by leaving the world a better place than when you were born into it.
     
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    To spread life.
     
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    Damn fine answer!!!!!!!
     
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    The meaning of life will be as different as the people you ask.
     

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