If there will be any hope of converting humanity to logical/practical thought in these strife torn areas of the world,then atheists have to provide a greater comfort to those that have been conditioned to accept religion,as reality."
"I'm not sure where these distinctions come from (who are the "experts"?), but OK.
In the broadest sense of "life," however, if existence imposes a need on the living being, then "to live" is one primary need that…"
four primary needs according to some experts are safty, food, sleep and reproduction. Orignal discussion included two life and reproduction. I took safty or survival as life. So it wouldn't' include food and sleep as you mentioned if…"
When talking in terms of need "life" is taken in meaning of survival. Four phisological or primary needs are taken as survival(safty need), food, sleep and reproduction. I accomodated life for the first.
Pleasure is both physical and…"
"First come the primary needs. You have mentioned two out of four i.e. live and reproduce. Other two are food and sleep.
The primary need to live encompasses a being's need for food and sleep.
Is the meaning of pleasure the fulfillment of…"
"If we look at the meaning of life in context of needs,
First come the primary needs. You have mentioned two out of four i.e. live and reproduce. Other two are food and sleep.
Then comes the secondary needs. Both mental and asthetic are…"
"What do you mean, Cliff? Are you hoping for meaning? If there is no overarching significance to the phenomenon of life, hey, we who are lucky to be alive can have hope for all kinds of things. I know I do. Besides, I live in the live-and-let-live…"
"Life is what you make of it, hence the meaning of life rests with the individual. Simply find out what it is about life that makes it worth living and you'll have your answer.
I think this gets to the sort of answer that suits us freethinkers,…"
"Logically, the basic meaning of life is to LIVE, and reproduce.
This applies to all living things from the tiniest microbe up to the largest living thing.Period.
No, floyd, that would be the mechanistic purpose of life, not its meaning.