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The Reason for God
Keller uses literature, philosophy, real-life conversations and reasoning, and even pop culture to explain how faith in a Christian God is a soundly rational belief, held by thoughtful people of intellectual integrity. timothy keller, tim keller, keller, reason for god, apologetics, The Reason for God by Timothy Keller 9781594483493
The Briefing 05-08-14
1)Emily Letts attempts to undermine moral sense of guilt by filming own abortion
News | Reasonable Faith
Dr. William Lane Craig, an internationally known Christian philosopher and theologian, will be presented as Alumnus of the Year for Distinguished Service to Society 2014 by the Wheaton College Alumni Association during Alumni Weekend, May 9-10.
Craig, a 1971 graduate of Wheaton College, is Research Professor of Philosophy at Talbot School of Theology and Professor of Philosophy at Houston Baptist University. The author or editor of more than 40 books, including his signature work, Reasonable Faith, Craig has debated influential atheists including Richard Dawkins and Sam Harris. A 2013 profile in the Chronicle of Higher Education describes Craig as “Christian philosophy's boldest apostle.”
“Dr. Craig is a keen thinker and prolific writer on critical issues of philosophy and theology,” says Wheaton College Alumni Association Board President Kurt Tillman ’78. “His ability to converse on the loftiest concepts with the sharpest minds of our time, and then to make those concepts understandable and actionable for popular audiences, exemplifies the Wheaton ideals of integration of faith and learning and service for Christ and His Kingdom.
Abortion and the HHS Mandate
Certainly the lives of unborn babies are reason enough to oppose the mandate and fight for religious freedom. But there’s a more fundamental reason to care: Freedom to love God and live according to His Word is a gift from God to humanity, and like all of God’s good gifts, it is worth preserving.
The New Atheism: Where's The Evidence? - The Poached Egg Christian Worldview and Apologetics Network
The question I wish to ask is this: How can the New Atheists employ evidentialist principles to argue that religious belief is irrational if they are unwilling to apply those same principles to atheism? If the New Atheists’ atheism is not evidence-based, as Hitchens implies in the above quotation, doesn’t evidentialism entail that atheism is itself irrational or epistemically unjustified? The answer is ‘Yes’; at least if evidentialism is interpreted in the standard way. So it appears that the New Atheists need some fix for evidentialism – a kind of ‘theoretical plug-in’ – which legitimizes their atheism in the absence of evidence. They also seem to be aware of this, since they offer several reasons why atheism requires no evidential support. I will discuss five of the most commonly-offered reasons, and argue that none of them succeed. At the end I will gesture toward what I believe is the right way to view matters…
Challenge Response: Religion Is a Threat to Morality - Stand to Reason Blog
You're still thinking there's a dichotomy of relativism versus religion. There are more options than just those two! I'm starting to suspect you ignore naturalistic non-relativist morality because you're afraid of it. You simply don't have a good response.
Flight of the Rhino: The Remarkable New Way to Relocate African Wildlife
I also would like to see them lifted in a different manner. It is not natural for a Rhino to be upside down and hanging from Their ankles. Especially since they are not awake. What prevents them from limb damage and possible breathing problems. Here in the United States have had many cattle and horses flown away and they always have a sling that supports their entire body. That way there are no breathing problems and they are still right side up. I mean you never see a rhino laying on it’s back in the wild! It just seems like it would be much easier on the animal.
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Should Christians judge the teachings of their leaders? Not only is judging permissible, it is our responsibility. Nobody’s teachings are above sound judgment—especially those of influential leaders! Biblically, authority and accountability go hand in hand (cf. Luke 12:48). The greater the responsibility one holds, the greater the accountability (cf. James 3:1). First, the precedent for […]
The Poached Egg Apologetics Daily
The Poached Egg Apologetics Daily, by Greg West: updated automatically with a curated selection of articles, blog posts, videos and photos.
10 steps for change
The Bible is all about the grace of change. It’s a story of new beginnings and fresh starts. TWEET The Bible holds before us that hope that we can change, and in so doing, act and speak in new and better ways. And although the Bible clearly presents that change generally is a process and not an event, it does call us to do all that we can do to participate in God’s work of change.
Grace to You
When you give as Jesus directs—lovingly, unpretentiously, and with no concern for public recognition—“your Father who sees what is done in secret will reward you.” In other words, if you remember, God forgets; and if you forget, God still remembers. You should simply try to meet every need you can and leave the bookkeeping to Him. This kind of giving is just a matter of realizing that “we have done only that which we ought to have done” (Luke 17:10).
The Pastors.com Daily
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Family Planning Through a Global Lens
For us to help these women and families, to reverse the course of dying mothers and dying children, we need to think differently about birth control. We can't merely see contraceptives as a drug of convenience or a political pawn or a subject of debate. Condoms, oral contraception, injectables, implants, and natural family planning: these are necessities for the health and flourishing of many areas of Africa and developing nations worldwide.
Stunning Supercell Suspends Over Texas - NBC News
A rotating supercell thunderstorm spun across the landscape near Jolly, Texas, on Wednesday. Though it never formed a tornado, the strong supercell wall cloud brought large hail and severe winds to the region.
Another Reason to Keep the Coffee Coming: It Helps Your Eyesight
If you’re contemplating drinking that third cup of coffee, a new study may help make your decision a little easier. Researchers at Cornell University have found that an antioxidant contained in the beverage helped to prevent the retina in lab mice from degenerating. The study’s lead author wrote that even when mice were exposed to a substance known to accelerate degeneration within the eyes, mice treated with the coffee antioxidant showed no damage. Sure, caffeine consumption is known to have some negative health side effects, but hey, at least your eyes well be healthy ...
Building his message on hundreds of Scriptures, especially from the Psalms, the apostle Paul, and Jesus himself—and echoing the likes of Blaise Pascal, Jonathan Edwards, and C.S. Lewis—Piper beckons us to approach God with the hedonist’s abandon. Finally, we are freed to enjoy Jesus not only as our Lord and Savior, but also our all-surpassing, soul-satisfying Treasure.
Does Having Kids Make Parents Happy After All?
Herbst and Ifcher also tested their findings against the idea that having fewer kids would lead to happiness: Is there a peak number of children that a parent could have to experience for maximum happiness before there was a diminishing marginal utility in happiness? Not so, it seems. Additionally, their findings held even for the least happy subgroup of parents: single working mothers. Their discovery? Moms and working moms are becoming happier relative to their childless counterparts.
You've Never Seen the Name of Jesus Lifted Like in This Church Video
Your usual church conference video features a montage of last year's event in sync with the popular worship tune of the day. But your usual conference doesn't span three continents with programs in Sydney, London and New York City. Accordingly, Hillsong went big in this promo for their 2014 conference, "No Other Name."
From <em>In Loco Parentis</em> to Leviathan
Well, you can pick your (ineffective) poison, either sacrifice to pass along you values or expect the situation whined about in this article. The author posits that somehow “moral constraints were eliminated from college, ultimately necessitating the state”. The real reason we got where we did is that parents did not communicate and pass their values to their children, whether they didn’t want to be constrained themselves, were too busy chasing other things, etc. College campuses merely reflect what is common at home (e.g. divorce, second parents, cohabitation, TV, I could go on), and are hardly unique in their rejection of “traditional values”. Anybody who believes otherwise obviously is not too familiar with what goes on in their own back yard. College is a place of excesses, in part because college students are experimenting with life, have not internalized social norms (if they even seemed to exist at home), and so naturally awful things happen. And the natural reaction is to perhaps go overboard to keep the bad things from happening, a reaction that I see shared by conservatives and liberals.
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YouTube Prankster Surprises Homeless Man With a Home of His Own - See His Stunned Reaction (VIDEO)
In March, YouTube personality Rahat Hossain pranked a homeless man named Eric by giving him a lottery ticket that ended up "winning" $1,000 at a convenience store in on the setup. It's a good-natured scheme, but it was Eric's insistence on sharing his winnings with Hossain that sent the video soaring to over 15 million views.
Atheists on Darwinism: What makes science scientific is that it is - The Poached Egg Christian Worldview and Apologetics Network
We've been told by more than one of our colleagues that, even if Darwin was substantially wrong to claim that natural selection is the mechanism of evolution, nonetheless we shouldn't say so. Not, anyhow, in public. To do that is, however inadvertently, to align oneself with the Forces of Darkness, whose goal it is to bring Science into disrepute. Well, we don't agree. We think the way to discomfort the Forces of Darkness is to follow the arguments wherever they may lead, spreading such light as one can in the course of doing so. What makes the Forces of Darkness dark is that they aren't willing to do that. What makes science scientific is that it is.
Don’t Waste Your Summer
This summer only, students will pay the full $250 fee only for their first online summer course. To help students take as many courses as possible, the online fee for each student’s second online summer course will be cut in half to $125. And, beginning with their third summer online course, students pay no online fees at all. Note that this discount applies to the online fee, not to tuition rates. Since these are online courses, you can complete them from anywhere you happen to be this summer.
Woman Suffering From Cancer Told to Have Abortion, Refuses, Puts Faith in God and Gives Birth to Beautiful Healthy Baby Girl
A woman diagnosed with breast cancer living in Durango, Mexico, who was told by doctors to have an abortion, has delivered a healthy baby girl after refusing to terminate her pregnancy, instead deciding to pray and trust in God.
Michael Sam Waits for Call at NFL Draft - NBC News
The NFL draft — the league’s Radio City-staged, nationally televised, endlessly hyped off-season spectacle — opens Thursday night, and for the first time an openly gay player will be waiting for a phone call.
My Abortion Story, An Open Letter to Emily Letts - Garrett Kell
I’m from CT and worked with a man years back who’s life was destroyed by abortion. At 20 years old, the girl he was dating got pregnant and had the abortion all without telling him. She told him the doctor was reluctant to do it because it was a perfect pregnancy and perfect baby. An abortion doctor with a conscience, I guess? She went through with it and told him after. From 20 years until his death at 54, he led a tormented life because of this. I wish I was adding the following for drama but I am not: Every year, he would buy a cake, sit in front of the abortion clinic in his car, blow out the correct number of candles and cry for hours. Can you imagine? I asked him to please stop and let go but he could not. He could only think of the fact that he did not protect his child even though he did nothing wrong. So very, very sad and an example of what many men go though when their girlfriends/wives murder their unborn children.
Thin skins and prayer
On Monday, the Supreme Court split 5 to 4 in reversing that court. The majority held that ceremonial prayer — an encouragement to gravity and sobriety — is not harmful to the plaintiffs, who felt somehow coerced when present at public prayers, and who said such prayers are necessarily divisive. The court should have told them: If you feel coerced, you are flimsy people, and it is a choice — an unattractive one — to feel divided from your neighbors by their affection for brief and mild occasional expressions of religiosity.
6-Year-Old Boy Lays Hands and Prays For Sick Aunt and Witnesses a Miracle, 'I'm Going to Heal You in Jesus' Name'
The mom continued and said what happened next completely shocked her. "As he was praying I opened my eyes and stared in awe of the transformation I was witnessing," Joey's mom told Charisma. "It was miraculous. If I hadn't seen it for myself, I wouldn't have believed it. The color began to rise back in her face. Her dull eyes started to sparkle and shine. The person who was too weak to raise her head to see who was at the door a few minutes ago actually sat up!"
What Is The Difference Between Emotional and Intellectual Faith? - The Poached Egg Christian Worldview and Apologetics Network
An emotional belief is a based on feelings instead of facts. Many emotional beliefs are based on feelings alone, apart from reality. As children, we sometimes feared what was hidden under our beds. However, for the most part, the only things under the bed were harmless dust bunnies. As adults, we may misunderstand someone or some issue and become agitated, only to find out later our agitation was unfounded. Nevertheless, in the both situations, the feelings were real. The fear that something was under my bed definitely caused me to break out in a sweat several times during my childhood. And, how many marital arguments have ensued simply because of a misunderstanding?
Believing in One Less God than You: Four Problems With a Terrible Slogan - The Poached Egg Christian Worldview and Apologetics Network
That is NOT the point of the slogan. The slogan is not there to start a philosophical debate. I don't blame you if a tree is keeping you from seeing the big picture here. But if you weren't easily blinded by your own dogma you wouldn't be a Christian in the first place, but probably, a free-thinker. The slogan is more like a kind of a joke mixed with a bit of an eye-opener. I shouldn't be needing to explain this but hey: "the slogan means that if a Christian applied the same skepticism to that they applied to the gods they don't believe in, they would also be atheist." It also means: "hey! don't discriminate atheists for our disbelief. There's also disbelief in you, when it comes to other gods, even if you're not technically an atheist." There's no need to take the terms seriously here, because the slogan makes its point perfectly well they way it is, even if it's not philosophically rigorous. Read between the lines.
Fifteen Myths about Bible Translation - The Poached Egg Christian Worldview and Apologetics Network
1.) Perhaps the number one myth about Bible translation is that a word-for-word translation is the best kind . Jerome argued against this, noting that his translation of the Vulgate was not word-for-word, but sense-for-sense. And that’s as it should be. Anyone who is conversant in more than one language recognizes that a word-for-word translation is simply not possible if one is going to communicate in an understandable way in the receptor language. Yet, ironically, even some biblical scholars who should know better continue to tout word-for-word translations as though they were the best. Perhaps the most word-for-word translation of the Bible in English is Wycliffe’s, done in the 1380s. Although translated from the Latin Vulgate, it was a slavishly literal translation to that text. And precisely because of this, it was hardly English.
Of Course Atheists Have Meaning and Value—Just No Good Way To Explain It - The Poached Egg Christian Worldview and Apologetics Network
The problem here is that you trying to make it seem like there is some fallacy where there isn't. In a universe where a god/creator did not exist (were that possible), this "value" you randomly bring up is meaningless. In other words value and meaning and morals are nothing more than illusions that you consciously use to make yourself feel more significant than you are in a world with no meaning. Without the lord there is not meaning besides that which you choose to make up for yourself. Delusional. Since we all know as humans that this isn't the case because we sense our purpose for some reason, here's what I suggest. Even if you have had doubt, you might as well just go ahead and start acting like god exists rather than arguing with people. It would save you from a lot of pointless negativity in your life.
How to Lead a Good Prayer Meeting
1. Establish a regular and attractive time for the service. If you don’t currently have a prayer service, you will have a hard time starting one up at a new time. People are already overbooked. No matter how much you exhort people, it’s hard to get a good turnout for prayer on Friday night or some early morning. We have a 30 minute prayer meeting on Tuesday mornings which is faithfully attended by a few church members. It’s a great time for those of us who make it a priority. But it’s rarely more than 10 people. By putting our prayer service in a regular church slot–which for us was Sunday night, but could be Wednesday night or some other time–we not only made it possible for more people to attend, we sent a signal that this was important. To be fair, our Sunday evening attendance is not anywhere near our Sunday morning attendance, but I bet we had 125 people at our prayer service last night. That’s a lot better than nothing.
A “remarkable fact” - The Poached Egg Christian Worldview and Apologetics Network
Now, what here Dawkins calls a “remarkable fact”, turns out only three years later to be known (such that even he agrees, as the above link shows) to be totally false. It’s not even close; it’s as large an error as one could make in a propositional statement.
Science Can't Disprove God - The Poached Egg Christian Worldview and Apologetics Network
Sean Carroll, a theoretical physicist at the California Institute of Technology, was quoted in a recent news article asserting that "science" is on the verge of providing a complete understanding of the universe -- an explication, it goes without saying, that precludes the antiquated notion of God altogether. Before addressing the God issue specifically, let me make a simple observation.
The False Teachers: T.D. Jakes
A few weeks ago I set out on a series of articles through which I am scanning the history of the church—from its earliest days all the way to the present time—to examine some of Christianity’s most notable false teachers and to examine the false doctrine each of them represents. Along the way we have visited such figures as Joseph Smith (Mormonism), Ellen G. White (Adventism), Norman Vincent Peale (Positive Thinking) and Benny Hinn (Faith Healing). Today we turn to a man who pastors a mega-church, whose sermons are a staple on TBN , and who has written a long list of bestselling books.
Can we know anything if Naturalism is true? Or: A plea for creativity with Theistic Arguments - The Poached Egg Christian Worldview and Apologetics Network
Can we have knowledge of anything if God does not exist?In his recently released book Naturalism and Our Knowledge of Reality , Scott Smith argues that we cannot. Scott’s book is a bold and sustained attack of naturalism and its ability to deliver us knowledge. His master argument is a kind of transcendental argument: If philosophical naturalism is true, then we do not have knowledge of reality. We do have knowledge of reality, therefore it is not the case that philosophical naturalism is true. The bulk of Scott’s book (in fact, Chapters 1-8) is concerned with showing the inability of naturalism to ground knowledge (he engages with the Direct Realism of D.M. Armstrong, the Representationalism of Dretske, Tye, and Lycan, Searle’s Naturalism, Papineau’s naturalized epistemology, Dennett’s neurophilosophy, the Churchland’s eliminativism, and Kim’s physicalism). Finally, in Chapter 9, Scott begins to build a positive case for the kind of ontology required for knowledge. Mental properties are sui generis , irreducible to the physical; knowledge requires substance dualism; and the “natural affinity” exhibited between mind and world is best explained via a divine mind.
4 Questions to Ask Before You Even Think About Getting Married
I loved the last few points, but I would have to disagree with the first one. I believe that "marriage between a man and a woman is ordained of God and that the family is CENTRAL to the creator's plan for the eternal destiny of His children." (The Family: A Proclamation to the World). It's true that marriage and children don't happen for everyone, and in that case, I think what the author said is wonderful. There are definitely ways those who are single or childless can serve God that others cannot. But I firmly believe that it is God's plan for each of His children to marry and have children, to be a family, if not in this life, then in the life to come. Like Paul said, "Nevertheless neither is the man without the woman, neither the woman without the man, in the Lord." (1 Corinthians 11:11) We don't need to pray to figure out if marriage is "right" for us personally - a committed, loving marriage to another person who belongs to the Lord is what He ultimately wants for all of us, so it will never be something that holds us back from God's calling for our lives. A loving marriage brings strength, and as James Kim said, it is also "one of the chief ways God shapes believers" and makes us more like Christ.
U.N. Committee Calls Catholic Stance on Abortion ‘Torture’; Nets Silent
It turns out President Obama is a moderate after all – at least in one matter. Remember when he said of abortion, “I don’t want my daughters punished with a baby?” Well, to one U.N. committee, the Roman Catholic religious doctrine against abortion may just be – get this – “torture.”
Pure, disinterested, truth-seeking demigods - The Poached Egg Christian Worldview and Apologetics Network
As a scientist, it makes me very frustrated when people think that scientists are some kind of pure, disinterested, truth-seeking demigods. We're human just like everyone else and we are driven by both good and bad motivations. Those motivations affect our science just as much as the motivations of businessmen affect their business or the motivations of politicians affect their politics.
Integrating Faith and Work in a Church Plant
I'll give you an example. We work closely with a college ministry that has an ESL program for international students. We recently baptized a student from a country in the Middle East. He has lost friends and added tension with family members back home. After he graduates, he plans to return home and work in the marketplace. Since he may not be in an environment where he can share his faith openly with his colleagues, especially not at first, he longs for a robust theology of work. We're working with our partner ministry to provide that framework for him. From international students to young professionals, this vision of vocation gives new hope by showing them their field of work is part of God's mission in the world.
Et Tu, Octopus? It Was Hard Enough to Explain Human Eyes by Unguided Processes
Strictly speaking, scientists have only found uncanny similarities in vertebrate and invertebrate camera eyes. Those similarities involve a particular master control gene, Pax6 . But think of the problems for Darwinian evolution: whatever that gene did in the Precambrian oceans (perhaps "orchestrating" a light-sensitive spot), it had to get an instant PhD in orchestration to manage the compound eyes in trilobites and other animals that suddenly appeared in the Cambrian explosion. Then, tens of millions of years later on the branch leading to cephalopods, it had to "create a camera eye" that is a wonder of nature in squids and octopus.
King of the Skeptics - The Poached Egg Christian Worldview and Apologetics Network
For though we live in the world, we do not wage war as the world does. The weapons we fight with are not the weapons of the world. On the contrary, they have divine power to demolish strongholds. We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God, and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ.
How a Weak Gospel Leads to Apathy About Apologetics - The Poached Egg Christian Worldview and Apologetics Network
Many of us in the apologetic endeavor have lamented over the fact that there is still a lot of apathy among churches about the need to defend the faith in the public square. I am convinced that one of the problems is that we are preaching a very weak Gospel. And if anything, it is a pragmatic Gospel. In other words, the Gospel is more about what Jesus can do for me. This can lead to a very self-centered Christian life rather than a mission centered Christian life. Don’t get me wrong: I know churches send their people on short- term mission trips. This is done to try to get people to break Christians out of their narcissistic attitudes. But let me mention some other issues:
God refuses to insult the true intelligence of man - The Poached Egg Christian Worldview and Apologetics Network
For God to prove himself on demand, physically, would be a grave disappointment, and the strongest Christians should be considerably grateful that he chooses not to do so. The skeptic endlessly demands proof, yet God refuses to insult the true intelligence of man, the '6th sense', the chief quality, the acumen which distinguishes man from the rest of creation, faith.
R-Rated Texts for an R-Rated World
I think Sunday morning boredom often results from sermons that aren't as gritty as our lives---or the Bible. God gave us R-rated texts because we live in an R-rated world. Think about it. It's hard to relate to Abraham, David, or Paul if you imagine them as spiritual Supermen living in a world without kryptonite. But a closer look at these heroes of faith reveals lives riddled with dark sins---stories that dare me to hope that if God can work through them, then maybe he can work through me. Pausing to reflect on the horrific failures of God's men excites us to look for God's man---Jesus Christ.
Making Disciples Like a Soldier, Athlete, Farmer . . . Mom
A mother participates in making disciples of Jesus as she invests her life in the work of evangelizing and discipling her children in every day life. It has been said that moms lead more people to Jesus than do evangelistic events and outreach programs. Consider the examples that Paul uses to encourage Timothy in his calling and see how they relate to motherhood. Like faithful soldiers, we are diligent even with the small things because we aim to please the Lord. Like persistent athletes who compete with integrity, we aim to stay focused on what the Lord has given us to do. Like hard-working farmers, we invest our everyday lives into our children and pray expectantly that God would produce fruit that will last.
Neil DeGrasse Tyson: Scientism’s Televangelist
The totality of our so-called knowledge or beliefs, from the most casual matters of geography and history to the profoundest laws of atomic physics or even of pure mathematics and logic, is a man-made fabric which impinges on experience only along the edges. Or, to change the figure, total science is like a field of force whose boundary conditions are experience. A conflict with experience at the periphery occasions readjustments in the interior of the field. Truth values have to be redistributed over some of our statements. Re-evaluation of some statements entails re-evaluation of others, because of their logical interconnections — the logical laws being in turn simply certain further statements of the system, certain further elements of the field. Having re-evaluated one statement we must re-evaluate some others, whether they be statements logically connected with the first or whether they be the statements of logical connections themselves. But the total field is so undetermined by its boundary conditions, experience, that there is much latitude of choice as to what statements to re-evaluate in the light of any single contrary experience.
Stop Teaching Young Christians About Their Faith - The Poached Egg Christian Worldview and Apologetics Network
What you're talking about here is brainwashing. You don't seem interested in teaching children on how to think critically and the canons of correct logical thinking, but on how to believe what you believe and how to defend it. That's the typical behavior of a mind virus. A mind virus I think you all Christians and religious people in general are infected with. You're not in control anymore. Your virus is simply looking for fertile soil to sow its seeds and grow. Fortunately in the age of communications mind viruses are having it harder to be passed on to other hosts. For knowledge (real knowledge) and not the one about your fairy tales and fables, is the best antivirus.
Apathy, Atheism, and the Absurdity of Life Without God - The Poached Egg Christian Worldview and Apologetics Network
I really feel sorry if you truly need your imaginary companion to come along and give you a purpose, for you to feel your life makes sense. To whom else other than yourself your life should make sense? But it is true that some people, unfortunately thanks to religion, cannot find sense in their own lives because they've already been told a sky daddy has a plan for them. If you're one of those, remember: someone else's purpose, real or imaginary, doesn't have to be your purpose. Unless you a slave-minded individual on whom someone else's purpose and sense can be imposed. If you're this kind of person, yes, of course you couldn't come up with your own purpose in life even if your life depended on it. And even if you did, you would still be wondering how is your own purpose legitimate enough? Our purpose in life is legitimate enough because is ours and not anybody else's. That's what matters. And you have to create your own purpose in life and give your life meaning, cause if you don't, no one is gonna do it for you. Even if somebody did, it would stop being YOUR purpose and YOUR sense.