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Nuns. From an athiest's perspective.

You know, I've never really understood nunnerism, or the stricter forms of priestism, and it's for the same reason that I have difficulty understanding some aspects of religion. Being a hedonist, I can't see much point in life other than gratification, pleasure, enjoyment, fun. That sort of thing. I think that the purpose of life is to be gratified, enjoy things, find pleasure, have fun. Do (some) nice things, too, but that gives a happy feeling, which is gratification. So, a life devoted to serving God, which is what nunnery is, would involve fulfilling the purpose we were set on this earth to do - if you subscribe to the idea that we were set here on this earth, which I don't - which is to enjoy life. Now, I don't see how abstaining from living, or at least having fun, having sex, blah blah blah, acchieves this. What's the point of serving God if... if... what does God want our service for, I guess, is the real question.

I mean... why does God want us to serve Him/Her? Why? Why did he/she/it bother with creating us if he/she/it only wanted to see us toil for him/her, rather than to let us enjoy life?

I just really really don't get it, I guess. I'd appreciate anybody who'd like to explain, though.
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