PSU news by
Penn State's student blog

Topics

About

What Is the Meaning of Life?

coexistInquisitive individuals discussed the matter last night, and they’re still not sure.

The Center for Ethic and Religious Affairs held its first interfaith dialogue, “What Is the Meaning of Life?” last night at the Pasquerilla Spiritual Center.

Representatives from six on-campus religious groups communicated their beliefs in hopes to provoke responses from the attendees.  But when the discussion leaders opened the floor for discourse, silence ensued!

Taking the initiative as I always do, I asked… well, I’ll let the Collegian finish my thought:

At the end on [sic] the night, one student asked all the groups about their views on where people go when they die.

Thanks for getting my name and major, jerks.

Regardless, the religious reps did respond, but no attendees saw fit to debate the issue (except Rev. Alfred Patterson, who exulted the existence of Hell).

If people who attended an “interfaith dialogue” lack significant religious views, what does that say about Penn State as a whole?  Who are we, and why are we here?  As students and as humans, we need to consider these paramount questions.

[Image]

About the Author

Comments

More by Andy

Fundraiser Benefits Indian Orphans

Interested in food, music, and a good cause? Come to the HOINA Spaghetti Dinner tomorrow evening to satisfy these three interests and more.


The price of $7 includes dinner, dessert, and live instrumental music, ranging from a viola quartet to traditional Indian kirtans.


Homes of the Indian Nation (HOINA) is a nonprofit organization which runs an orphanage and school in Andhra Pradesh, India. All proceeds from the fundraiser will directly benefit the orphans themselves.


Learn more about the event after the jump.

Fourth Annual Earth Hour

Chiddy Bang Performing Soon

Athletics

Max Sauve Commits To Penn State Hockey

Sauve originally committed to Vermont in 2015, but flipped to Penn State at the eleventh hour and will join the Nittany Lions next season.

Penn State Women’s Volleyball Releases 2018 Schedule

Penn State Hoops Alumnus Joonas Suotamo’s Journey To Becoming Chewbacca Featured On ESPN’s ‘E:60’

Evaluating Tony Carr’s Performance At The 2018 NBA Draft Combine

Penn State Hockey Commit Evan Bell Wins Clark Cup With USHL’s Fargo Force

Student Life

10 Questions With 2019 Class Gift Director Tom Beeby

Tom Beeby will serve as the 2019 Class Gift Executive Director.

Career Services To Launch Integrated Career Management & Recruiting Platform

Penn State Esports Wins Tespa Collegiate Hearthstone Championship

Plans Submitted For New KFC In State College

Developers have submitted preliminary land development plans to build a new KFC restaurant at 1780 S. Atherton St. in State College.

Penn State Names Guadagnino Vice President For Administration

Guadagnino will continue to provide legal advice as associate general counsel in addition to his duties as vice president.

As Disciplinary Hearing Opens, Expert Says Baldwin Failed To Properly Represent Ex-Penn State Administrators

A Pennsylvania Disciplinary Board hearing began on Tuesday in Pittsburgh for former Penn State general counsel Cynthia Baldwin, who is accused of violating rules of professional conduct in her representation of former university administrators during the Jerry Sandusky investigation.

Be the first to know

  • Top posts and the best Penn State stories

Thank you for subscribing.

Something went wrong.

10 Questions With 2019 Class Gift Director Tom Beeby

Tom Beeby will serve as the 2019 Class Gift Executive Director.

Send this to a friend