THERE IS NO MEANING OF LIFE WITHOUT THE LORD GOD Do you agree with Baier that human life may satisfactory purpose or meaning, in the absence of a supreme being?

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I strongly disagree with Baier's belief that life has purpose in the absence of a "supreme being".

Kurt Baier states there is two senses of the word "purpose". The first, self generated, meaning people themselves sets their goals and the second is an externally imposed purpose, which are arranged by humans. Baier focuses mainly on the scientific meaning of life. He states, " It must be admitted that there is a perfectly natural interpretation of the question, "What is the meaning of life?" on which my view actually proved that life has no meaning?: if we except the explanations of natural science, we cannot believe that living organisms have appeared on earth in accordance with the deliberate plan of some intelligent being." (221) He also states, "I suspect that many who reject the scientific outlook because it involves the loss of purpose of life, and therefore meaning, are guilty of a confusion between the two senses of "purpose" just distinguished."

(221) Although scientists can supposedly track the creation of the universe almost as far back as the beginning of time, they are still unable to determine "what" caused the "Big Bang". Scientists have made theories about the universe, and still to this day, their theories about the universe have been proven wrong.

These statements are self-righteous and I believe, coincide with 1 Timothy 6: "9People who want to get rich fall into temptation and a trap and into many foolish and harmful desires that plunge men into ruin and destruction." (Holy Bible King James Version (KJV)) Baier does not mention God's purpose for us in his definitions. I believe Baier and anyone else who agree with this thesis need to refer back to the Bible. Our answers to our existence can be found there.

First, where did we...