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What is the Purpose of Life as an Atheist? (Finding Meaning without God)

What is the meaning of life? What is the purpose of life? The problem with these questions is the word “the.” As if there’s only one. Pastors often ask how you can have meaning without God. But to quote Dan Barker, this is like asking, “without a master, whose slave will I be?” The beauty of life is that as an atheist you’re free to find your own meaning – finding beauty, purpose, and happiness in the things that mean something to you.

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Hemant Mehta (the Friendly Atheist) Interview

I interviewed Hemant Mehta (The Friendly Atheist) last week about his upbringing in Jainism and his current life as a secular activist dealing with religious extremism, Islam, & the current culture divide over feminism and PC culture.