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In approaching the meaning of life we have to examine the nature of meaning itself Meaning is by definition the point or the intended goal Consider the point of humans and the universe as seen from monotheistic religion If life and the universe is some sort of toy or form of entertainment for some prime mover his point his own entertainment would then be the meaning of humans and the universe Consider the goals of the deities of various cultures Some strive for a balance between the forces of good and evil This balance seems to simply be a choice of the deity the way he thinks it ought to be The concept of a prime mover as a source of the meaning of life is flawed because in talking about an actual point to absolutely everything we are simply considering the goals of a being more powerful than ourselves who has chosen one of many possible goals that humans can conceive of This is to say that if a god like this exists his goal for life and the universe is not necessarily valid as a meaning of life the universe and himself For instance the Bible claims that the Christian deity created the universe and placed humans in it that they might be in awe of his power If this is so why is worship the correct response The meaning of the universe as created by God is the entertainment of God but what is the meaning of the larger system containing God and his creations We could conceive of an even primer mover but that simply takes us all the way back into the wall of infinite regressionWhen I first read the Bible it struck me as neutral on the idea of worship The Bible flat out tells you that God created humans so that they would be in awe of him which amounts to saying God created us to inflate his
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