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What is the meaning of life? (section 2)

  • Apr 28, 2013 · 6:00 PM
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We had a great time the other night, so I decided to schedule another section on the same topic. This is for those who couldn't come to section one.

This is an area of metaphysics that should draw a lot of interest, especially since each of us need to grapple with our own purpose for being in this world. I'd like two volunteers to present papers that can be read in 5-8 minutes. You could also send me a PowerPoint ahead of time.

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  • A former member
    A former member

    It was great to be among thinkers!

    April 29, 2013

  • Jed A.

    Although I'm on the waiting list, would it be alright if I came and listened?

    April 28, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Jed, I can't make it after all. We just found two kittens in the hollow of a tree and I'm need to stay home and care for them tonight.

      April 28, 2013

    • Jed A.

      I wish I saw that in time to go. Thank you very much for your effort! I'll have to try and make it to the next one instead.

      April 29, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Very interesting, Mark did a great job!

    April 29, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Was nice meeting and good discussion which I really enjoyed. Would like especially to thank Mark for his hospitality and patience.

    April 29, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry to miss the conversation, but someth

    April 28, 2013

  • Vicky

    Hi. My name is Vicky and I'm looking to meet other amateur philosophers.

    1 · April 28, 2013

  • Mark B.

    Another carryover from the first meeting on this subject: In the upcoming meeting, I plan for each of us to express in 15 words or fewer an answer to the meet up question? What is the meaning of life? Or, what is the purpose of us being on this planet? Why are we here? (not how we got here.) Feel free to post an answer now if you would like to.

    April 25, 2013

    • Mark B.

      So, Terry, I guess your position is that meaning is only subjective. Others in the group think that there is also objective meaning to life. We don't all assume naturalism.

      April 26, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Terry,
      I think that keeping the argument to two sides, would make it simple, “Life has No Meaning” and “Life has Meaning” and base the argument on why the person believes in the argument.

      April 26, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I think answering a few questions from this list or some other list would show where our argument stands.
    Just an idea. 1. Does the meaning of life cover everything we do or just an overall meaning. 2. Does it say that all people have a meaning to the life they have? 3. How far does this meaning go, could it say that on a date and time I will do something? 4. Is this meaning pre-determined before we are born? 5. How does this affect free will? 6. If life has a meaning, is the future already determined?

    April 25, 2013

  • Mark B.

    Here are some links to some interesting webpages related to the topic. Try to visit some or all of them before the meeting if you can.


    http://www.wisegeek.org/what-is...

    http://onemonkey.org/blog/2010/...

    http://www.reasonablefaith.org/...

    http://www.csus.edu/indiv/g/gas...

    http://www.simpletoremember.com...

    http://www.spiritedesign.com/pd...

    http://www.gotquestions.org/mea...

    http://articles.christianbaptis...

    April 25, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    What is the meaning of life?
    Since I missed the last meeting I have some questions on the topic. So I am looking for the definition of “Meaning”

    1. Does the meaning of life cover everything we do or just an overall meaning.

    2. Does it say that all people have a meaning to the life they have?

    3. How far does this meaning go, could it say that on a date and time I will do something?

    4. Is this meaning pre-determined before we are born?

    5. How does this affect free will?

    6. If life has a meaning, is the future already determined?

    April 25, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I would be happy if I may have the chance to present a paper on the topic in 5-8 minutes as suggested :)

    April 24, 2013

    • Mark B.

      ok. Come prepared!

      April 24, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      good :)

      April 24, 2013

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