Are living things the products of design, chance, or something else?
I think the WHY is the origin of it all and is unknowable. We are because we are. For me, evolution (the mechanism) is how G-d (the designer) expresses. Now for my surprising threshold thought. When I encountered this, chlls ran up and down my spine and I said, "I want this on my tombstone." Because it was always the purpose of my life ever since I could remember. It make me cry. I don't care about any deeper purpose because, in this incarnation, I am on Earth as a human being and I have to live the best human life I can. I had NO idea that my obsession with marginalized people and my burning desire to speak about them to the world was anything but just being a product of the 1960s. I had no clue that salvation was even connected to it. When I read this quote, I was flabbergasted.
Here it is:
"I care about this because my faith teaches me that salvation has to do with how I make myself useful to those who have been excluded, marginalized, and cast aside and oppressed in our society" --- Pete Buttigieg