The meaning of life?

bobbo
Asked Nov 28, 2010
Are you serious. Well that is in the eyes of the beholder. Some people may believe that they live to serve God or some other higher being and that this life is only a test to being allowed into heaven or some other after life. Others believe that they are here to better their fellow man or change society for the better. And still others believe their is no meaning to life and that our life in the entire history of the universe is just a passing second. I doubt your question can ever be truly answered.....at least in our lifetime.
TJ
Answered Nov 28, 2010
The only thing any of us know is what we're capable of absorbing through our five senses. We see what is visible through the spectrum of light our eyes are tuned to. We hear vibrations in the air that our ears are able to detect. We feel, taste and smell what's within the range of our abilities. It's impossible to comprehend what may exist outside that.

There could be things far beyond our imagination that we don't have the ability to pick up and there could be nothing. The world is full of beliefs but the only set of laws that are constant and apply equally to all human life are the laws of nature. Beyond that, I agree with TJ, we simply don't know.

Rob
Answered Nov 29, 2010
I'm curious why you put the question under mathematics? I guess it's a hard science and people want hard answers, eh?

No one actually knows what the life is exactly. Is it something that moves and grows and breathes. But some kinds of life don't move (think about trees) and some don't breathe really (like yeasts and viruses).

But maybe you were looking for the mathematical answer, which is "42."

In binary (the number system that computers and human bodies often use) that is "101010"

Which just means, on, off, on, off, on, off.

It means waking up, then going to sleep, and then doing it again. Stop, go, stop, go. Yes, no, yes, no.

The cycling back and forth between opposites is called an "oscillation" and life is basically a whole bunch of oscillating systems... we just go back and forth between pleasure and pain, good and evil, love and hate, hungry and full.

So the meaning of life is to experience pain and pleasure, good and bad, and love and hate, and try to make our experience better for ourselves and for other people.

docterhorribl
Answered Dec 30, 2010
I believe the answer to the meaning of life, or rather to life, the universe and everything is "42." Just ask Douglas Adams.
johnnythomasly
Answered Jan 25, 2011
The Bible shows that our purpose in life is to build a friendship with God. Here are some of the fundamental truths that the Bible reveals.
- God is our creator. The Bible says at Psalm 100:3- " He (God) is the one who made us, and we belong to him."
- God has a purpose for everything that he created, including us. (Isaiah 45:18)
- Matthew 5:3 tells us that God created us with a "spiritual need", which includes the desire to find the meaning of life. He wants us to satisfy that desire. (Psalm 145:16)
- We will fill our spiritual need by building a friendship with God. The Bible encourages us at James 4:8 to "draw close to God, and he will draw close to you."
- To become God friend, we have to live in harmony with his purpose for us. (Ecclesiastes 12:13)
- In the future, we can experience in full God's original purpose for us when he eliminates all suffering and grants everlasting life to his friends, those who worship him. (Psalm 37:10-11)
A wonderful website that shows us from the bible how to know God and draw close to him is www.jw.org. It answer so many questions and from the Bible. Look up all the scriptures and if you do not have a bible you can download one for free on that site.
here2help
Answered Dec 24, 2013

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