If a sentient God existed, Augustine argues, then the value that he would attribute to our lives would not be the same as the value that we find in living and thus would be irrelevant. Therefore, we must create our own meaning for our lives regardless of whether or not our lives serve some higher purpose.
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[This essay was originally published in Vol. 5, No. 2 of Skeptic Magazine in 1997. The version presented here has been significantly expanded.] The Case Against Immortality by Keith Augustine But in the present state of psychology and physiology, belief in immortality can, at any rate, claim no support from science, and such arguments as […]