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[–] X____sign_here____ 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

there is no divine reward for living a virtuous life, the only point to living is the reduction of pain and the advancement of pleasure.

Dude. Life is the reward. You are currently living it.

The entire point to living is to take advantage of the only thing you really have - life. You can choose to make it as fantastic and long or miserable and short as you like.

To make claims there is something after this life belittles what life you have.

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[–] acratus 2 points -2 points (+0|-2) ago 

Cut the hippie bullshit. You are nothing but a set of evolved biological responses. You choose what ends those serve: yourself, or some idea of a higher power or the advancement of your soul. "I live life because life is the reward" is circular logic.

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[–] X____sign_here____ 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

You are nothing but a set of evolved biological responses.

Exactly!

The fact we even managed to evolve into life forms that can have this conversation is incredible. The chance we are even here is fucking amazing. The universe is mostly empty space. Matter is a rarity. Living matter even more so. The chance life sparked on this planet, then evolved to what is it now is fantastically rare. Then, on top of that, everything in our linage, back to the first glob of primordial goo, had to survive for us to even exist. You, me, and everyone else on this planet right now won the lottery.

Feel free to squander your winnings down on your knees paying to a god you have no proof of to save your "soul" - which there is also no proof of. Me, I'll be engaging in hippie bullshit and spending my winnings.