December 5, 2006


I remember listening to this quite a few times on the Dr. Demento Show in the late 70's. It got me questioning the meaning of life and God. It helped turn me into an Agnostic by the time I was 20. Who knows, if Sunday Night Football existed during that time, I may be a theist today:

I find it ironic that it is the religious folk who tend to be on a lifelong quest to answer the question: Why Are We Here?. They keep looking, and/or expect God to answer the question for them when they die. Atheists know the answer. The search is over for us.
Richard Dawkins, answers the question in this video I watched at Beep Beep's site. One of her commenters makes a good point: the quest for purpose in life is a Red Herring. However, I tend to agree that each individual makes their own purpose in life and there is no universal purpose to life. The answer to why we are here, is universal though and 100% scientific.


  1. Does any religious person ever ask themselves the question "who created God?" ?

  2. The meaning of life question can seem as relevant as asking "what is the meaning of a cup of coffee."

    What it "means" may be dependent upon a number of factors.

    1. Whether everything can be assumed to have meaning.
    2. Whether everything can be assumed to have a specific meaning.
    3. Whether meaning is objectively or subjectively assessed or both.
    4. Whether meaning is determined according to a comparison between "meaning" and something else.
    5. Whether the word "meaning" has any inherent value if everything is determined to have meaning.
    6. Whether meaning is determined preferable in lieu of the opposite stance of "no meaning."

    Yeah, that was a bit of a rave, but anyway.. :)

  3. Re lexcen

    "Does any religious person ever ask themselves the question "who created God?" ?

    Not often. That is generally, the question atheists ask.

  4. I used to listen to the Dr. Demento Show!