The Purpose of the Universe

What is the purpose of the universe is a meaningless question unless you presume the existence of a creator deity. It is equivalent to asking, What benefit did god hope to accrue by creating the universe?

For the atheist, to make sense of the question, you must specify for whom?. Every human can assign his own purpose and change it at any time, and ditto for the purpose of his own life. Worms see the purpose of the universe to provide dead matter to eat. Monkeys see the purpose of the universe to provide them with fruit trees.

~ Roedy (1948-02-04 age:69)