Originally Posted by Beingist
Armchair terminology aside, the point is that something breathes life into animate things, and I'm wondering what atheists (real, hardcore, "we're-just-bags-of-water-with-complex-chemical-reactions" atheists) think that is.
This is why I earlier said I'm mostly atheist, because although I'm not completely averse to the idea of a god I surely wouldn't view it as a creator. More as something that just is much the same way everything else just is. Which is why although I do pretty much believe the above, I never much feel compelled to ponder the question of what breathes life in. Who says there is a thing that does that.
Hawkins repeatedly says "There is no this causing a that"
Sn: Of course although I think of us as purely biological systems, that is not to say I don't believe in the idea of personal meaning. Ones life can be full of meaning and beautiful experiences, but they come about by the means of chemical reactions in the body.