The universe does not have a purpose other than to just BE
The universe does not give a shit about you. Because this you that you think you are doesn't exist.
The universe doesn't give a shit about a cat either, thankfully, the cat is totally unaware of this shocking revelation, because cats cannot tell themselves they are a cat, they have no concept of having a SELF...cats are pure selfless beingness...
The only purpose is what the you that you think you are makes up for yourself, the self that is made-up via conceptual knowledge.
Within that fiction, yes purpose exists, and yes, the world is what ever you make it. If your made up self has a knowledge, then you have the power to create greatness and goodness and evil and violence too, but that's all within the dream of separation, the idea that there is a separate you in the universe. When in reality there is no such you in anything...everything is in you as a concept known, you are essentially pure selfless beingness...with the added twist of having an unidentified alien passenger along for the free ride.
But this comment is just another story arising in no one, from nowhere believed to be real. In reality, within the grand scheme of things, the story is totally meaningless...because reality just flows on and on exactly the way it's meant to flow regardless of what this alien parasitic imagined character thinks or feels about it...for there is no person on earth that can control or determine the flow of this life as to how it should or would flow. Impersonal Life decides where it wants to flow, not man-made ailen ghosts.Nick_A wrote: ↑Fri May 08, 2020 4:34 pmSome believe some personal God wants to tell you what to do and others believe Man invents it or some God imagines it but none of these ideas satisfy the scientific mind concerned with purpose so an artificial division between science and religion remains dominant
If nothing can be built on your thesis which allows a person to see how the laws of science and the laws of being are complimentary, there is nothing for us to build upon since for you the universe and Man within it has no objective purpose.
WHY? ...because You could be outside walking quite innocently one day, where one minute you haven't a care in the world and the next minute a plane suddenly drops out of the sky and lands on your head.
That's when the movie of what you imagined your life to be goes blank ....
..... that's when ''real purpose'' is challenged into filling in the void left behind ( . . . . . . ) but who is going to fill in that gap on your behalf? ...no one ..why? because there is and never was a GAP to be filled.
In other words, the universe cannot tell itself anything or know anything, the knowing is all ONE...it doesn't have a spare self sitting around somehwere that it can tell...which means it doesn't belong to a single entity...except in a conceptual pipe dream.