P: Hello Mr T. What are your views about life and the universe ?
T: I believe that life has a purpose. We are not living here just by chance. Every life is valuable.
P: And you Mr S ? Do you agree with him ?
S: Hard to see how this could be. Do you realize that the emergence of man on this planet is a fruit of a very long and painful process of natural selection and evolution ?
T: I agree that the ancient vision of a world made in 6 days with man directly created by God, was not factually true. However I still consider that even the whole universe, including its precise process of evolution and natural selection, had been envisioned in advance and made happen by God, for a purpose.
S: And what do you think this purpose could be ?
T: Just see: we are here to talk about it ! Isn't this wonderful ?
S: Very well. Now I have a surprise for you. I created a new time machine.
P: Wonderful ! Shall we be able to travel in the past or future with this ?
S: Well, not exactly. But we will be able to communicate through time. Now I'm tuning this machine for communicating with the Earth as it was in year 123,456,789 BC.
P: Wow! What can we find there ?
S: This was during the reign of Dinosaurs. Look here: this animal is one of the early Mammals. A member of the mammal specie which formed that time's common ancesters of most of the mammals we are familiar with. Of course it cannot speak, but this machine can directly communicate with its mind and translate its contents to and from English langage. Here it is ! Hello, Mammal !
M: Hey, what's this ? Who are you ?
S: We are humans.
M: What are humans ? This looks so strange !
S: Uh... we are in fact, some of your grand-grand...grandchildren.
M: I can't believe it ! You are too different from me or from my babies.
S: Don't worry. We are just here to exchange some thoughts with you.
M: Okay, so what are you thinking about ?
P: We are discussing the sense of life. And T. has some interesting ideas about it.
M: Hello T. What did he say ? the sense of life ?
T: Yes, I think every life has a sense, a purpose.
M: Oh ? This world I live in is so hard, strange and terrifying to me. Do you think this all makes sense ?
T: Yes, it does.
M: but, what is this sense, then ?
T: Well, you are a very important creature in the eyes of God, that sent you there for a wonderful mission. Can you imagine ? You are a member of a very long chain of creatures that will lead to the emergence of humans (like us) 123,456,789 years after you !
M: But... how much is 123,456,789 years ? Sorry, I cannot count. And I hardly understand anything else you are saying, either.
T: Never mind. You need not understand how much is this precise amount of time, as for God, 1 day is like 1,000 years, and 1,000 years are like 1 day.
M: So, what can I understand of it ? Is there a divine purpose why I am struggling here ?
T: Yes there is.
M: Then, what should I do, to fulfill this purpose ? Please tell me something I can understand !
T: That's simple, To fulfill your divine mission, you don't need to understand much. You just have to eat, grow and reproduce if you are healthy and clever enough to make it, or perish otherwise.
M: Wow! Thank you T for having enlightened me about God's plans for my life. From now on I will know the way to follow God's will.