Let's reconsider the topic of our first meeting!
Both theists and atheists agree that human life does not make sense because of the possibility of suffering and death. Both theists and atheists agree that human life, as it is currently structured, was not intended by a beneficent God. Theists blame the problem on created free agents, such as Adam and Eve, while atheists claim that there is no God. Eastern religions agree that earthly life is deficient, a lower form of existence to escape from. Complementing this scenario, existentialists assert that there is no meaning inherent in human life.
In this meeting, we will discuss these issues, and in the context of this discussion, I will present results from my comprehensive theory of human life. The results are as follows.
We observe from personal experience that the exertion of effort is necessary for meaning. But the feature of effort, or willpower, implies a system of energy transformation, and that, in turn, implies the possibility of suffering and death. Hence, if life were created by a beneficent God, it would be subject to the possibility of suffering and death. Complementing this insight, we will see that there is meaning inherent in human life — in fact, the only possible meaning that could be provided for a race of intelligent free agents.
The organized meeting will last till about 4 or 5, as per group preference as we're proceeding with our discussion. You can leave whenever you want to. I've reserved the room till 5:45 for whoever might like to stay for informal conversations. Feel free to bring a non-alcoholic beverage that won't stain and that is in a container with a lid in order to minimize the chance of spills. I'm responsible for damage to the room.