In the Atheist's view, their idea is the only thing that exists is the material, or the physical things which help to support life on earth, as we know it, and at the end of life there is "nothingness," therefore, making the here and now as the only thing we have to look forward to.
I have a different view, or something with a little more 'purpose' and 'hope,' if you will...
The logic stems from the concept that, I am here, and that for me to be here and be enabled with a conscience to acknowledge that I am special with the ability to communicate things that the lower forms of life can't, so being blessed in this manner means simply, that someone planned in advance and cared enough to want me to be a part of all this. To prove this, as I have a conscience, if there were not a Creator, then I would not question my existence, and therefore, would make everything meaningless, making the forces that exist, which, dictated by the compulsion to make progress, would drive mankind to more than extreme, and therefore, there would be no moderation in the things one does. This makes it clear, those who've acknowledged this Higher Power that has made civilization possible. Where do we find the answer? To quote John Quincy Adams-
“The first words of the Bible are, ‘In the beginning God created the
Heaven and the earth.’ This blessed and sublime idea of God, the Creator
Of the universe—this source of all human virtue and all human happiness,
For which all the sages and philosophers of Greece and Rome groped in
Darkness and never found—is revealed in the first verse of the book of
Genesis. I call this the source of all human virtue and happiness.
“Here, then, is the foundation of all morality—the source of all our
Obligations as accountable creatures.
Our 'purpose,' and 'obligations,' are what confine us to the physical world, as we are bound by God’s Laws of limitation, and therefore, we are accountable to an awesome God, the Creator of all the earth and universe on display.
There is not one human being who has a healthy mind and conscience, that can question the reason for their existence and deny a Higher Power, much, much greater than themselves--that is, without a doubt, the God of the Bible, the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob.
What is our purpose? To appreciate and be thankful that we have a God who includes us in His great and wondrous plan of Creation.
Just remember - When you question your existence, there's a reason for that--God Loves you, and wants you to come to Him for your every need, for without Him, we would be lost and helpless.
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