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Response I posted at the link (in the discussion thread)...
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The earth is not the center of the universe.

Surely you know this already.

In regard to asking "What's the purpose of being here," that seems to be a reference to the idea of 'cosmic purpose,' which is kind of like a flat-earther asking, 'If the earth isn't flat but shaped like a ball, then where is the edge?' There isn't any edge. The question makes no sense.

And I'll add another point: Making up a fake cosmic purpose that doesn't really exist and just pretending it exists doesn't make it exist. Mormons do it. That doesn't make Mormonism real. Muslims do it. That doesn't make Islamic beliefs real. (The radical Islamists who flew jets into buildings and killed thousands of people certainly had a sense of purpose they derived from their religious beliefs - and of course that has squat to do with substantiating the alleged reality of their religious beliefs in any way.) Hindus do it. That doesn't make Hinduism real. Heck, Scientologists do it. That doesn't make Scientology real.

And that's exactly why atheists are not only not dumb, but don't even sound dumb, precisely because they generally comprehend the fact that just because you feel like you want something to be real because in your particular scheme of religious belief at the time that's what you think makes you feel better, that doesn't make it real. And that's actually a very discerning insight that an awful lot of religious believers just cannot seem to comprehend.

What is the Purpose of Life?
http://commonsenseatheism.com/?p=3970

Atheism, Meaning, and the Absurdity of It All
https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/our-humanity-naturally/201402/atheism-meaning-and-the-absurdity-it-all

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“They just come charging through and start cutting it down.”
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LOL! Rolling Stone turns ultra-conservative.
 
We’re officially through the looking glass, people
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Breakthrough Starshot has examined the impact of stray atoms, cosmic dust.
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Politicians—including Hillary Clinton—don’t get the “sharing economy” and a lot of policies are actually stifling growth, says Libertarian presidential candidate Gary Johnson.
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Proponents of political correctness speech codes demonstrate the ironic absurdity of their entire scheme: 'We will not allow the criticizing of political correctness speech codes, because doing that is offensive.'

Well, this one's for you PC Warriors: You can take your political correctness and shove it up your ass.

If that's not offensive enough, let me know please, I'm holding back.

#freedomofspeech   #firstamendment   #politicalcorrectness
UW-Milkwauee accuses its critics of playing speech police, fails to grasp irony.
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They better get this stuff straightened out before my kids get to college it's progressives gone made. Proof you can have too much of a good thing.
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Astronomers have discovered an Earth-sized alien world around the star Proxima Centauri, which lies just 4.2 light-years from our own solar system.
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Some is almost a million years old, which is good news.
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I've been programming computers since the 1970s starting as a hobby in high school, and since the 1980s professionally. I read lots of books and magazines, especially on science and science fiction. I really enjoy things like spending a nice summer day canoeing/kayaking down a river, but it's a rare time I get that kind of opportunity. I play pool - I used to play pool in a league in Eaton County, Michigan, but now just play once in a while, since I moved. I was born in Marshall, Michigan, but grew up in Texas, Oklahoma, and Oregon, and I've also lived in California and Georgia, as well as Michigan. Recently I've set my sights on Florida - specifically, the Miami metro area. I had wanted to move to Arizona, but I finally realized I wanted to be not just in a warmer climate in the winter, but also close to the ocean.
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