The meaning of life.

What is the meaning you find in your life without God?

Love, peace, joy, kindness, generosity, honesty, relationships, happiness, freedom, mercy, justice, sacrifice, passion, dreams, morality, solutions, learning, understanding, hope…

They all exist in my life without a god. No lie. No wishful thinking. They all do.

I have meaning within my circle of relationships (family, coworkers, friends, etc.). I have an impact on their lives whether it’s purposeful or known consciously (as they have an impact on mine). I can see the difference I make because I am involved in their lives.

I also have an impact on people I don’t know. Perhaps through what I say, what choices I make, or other cause-and-effect relationships. Even if it’s a tiny difference, I can make one.

And the meaning of my life may be completely different once I’m gone. Perhaps the effect I have on this world will live on through my legacy or through the legacy of someone whom I cared for or birthed.

Meaning is everywhere. We all have it. I think we just approach it differently (hence the different ideas about meaning of life between theists and atheists).