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Dawkins says "what is the meaning of life?" is a silly question.

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The Center for Philosophical Naturalism is hosting a discussion on the topic of existentialist philosophy on Tue. Dec. 17, for those in Portland. Existentialism deals with questions such as “What is the meaning of life?” The event is free, and open to the community. The focus of the discussion will be over the book “Existentialism for Dummies.” Click here for all event details: http://tinyurl.com/kk6jemf .

In a recent debate video between Christians and atheists, atheist Richard Dawkins made the claim that asking “why are we here?” is a silly question. Just as a pointy rock is made by nature with no real purpose (even if it would be useful for scratching the itch of an animal); in the same way, humans emerged from nature without a pre-defined purpose. Therefore, to ask “why was I made” makes no sense. You are just an object of creation by natural purposes. What Dawkins didn’t say, but should have (maybe he didn’t have enough time), is that we can still make our lives meaningful while we find ourselves living. This is where existentialism philosophy comes into play.

To see Dawkins talking about “meaning,” click on this link for the video and fast forward to about 30 minutes into it:
“Richard Dawkins Vs. William Lane Craig Debate“
http://tinyurl.com/6nyp9rb

To see other events sponsored by the Center for Philosophical Naturalism (CPN), click here:
http://www.meetup.com/Philosophical-Naturalists

They also have videos available on their free YouTube channel here:
http://www.youtube.com/channel/UC6VREoDl1YXZFwffbPN37Aw/videos

CPN also has a Facebook group here:
https://www.facebook.com/NaturalThinkers

Other community, secular, and philosophical groups can also be found at meetup.com . For example, these are some of the groups that Portland has to offer:
-> Sunday Assembly: http://tinyurl.com/kkc8nyw
-> Center for Inquiry: http://tinyurl.com/mps923r
-> Humanists of Greater Portland: http://tinyurl.com/kmbmt57
-> Atheists Etcetera: http://tinyurl.com/nhjr3ha
-> Philosophy Workshop: http://tinyurl.com/pzs4ajc

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