Jonathan Garner

Oct 2, 2020

2 min read

How Can Atheists Find Meaning and Purpose?

I constantly hear that atheists can’t have meaning and purpose in their life. It’s often conceded that atheists and agnostics can have “subjective meaning”, but it’s impossible for there to be objective meaning without God actually existing ((this is NOT the same thing as asking whether God exists (1). Instead we are asking what would follow IF God exists or does not exist, particularly what would follow about meaning.))

I’ve said before that I don’t know how God would change anything in regards to there being such a thing as objective meaning. But I’m not…