Originally Posted by Nicato
We're a cosmic joke, so what. Slinkies were an accident (as was my conception) and the world is all the better for it.
Uhm, you seem to be reducing your own question to "Does God exist?", because you're assuming that if there's a purpose it must come from the external world. Isn't that oversimplifying the question?
I'd be interested in hearing other views on the subject that are not theocentric. Brad and Hommygfunk, what's your religious position if I may ask? (I don't seem to recall you believed in God).