Intentional (vs. unintentional)

Are most things random or is there some sort of purpose behind them? This belief concerns the extent to which intention is behind events and situations though it does not specify what that intention is or where it comes from, whether it be God, many gods, Mother Earth, fate, or something else. Its opposite asserts only a lack of intention and not necessarily meaninglessness.

Everything happens for a reason.

— Focus group participants, Christian & Muslim, 2014

The changes in the world are not governed by any purpose, but only by Chance.

— Empedocles, circa 450 BCE

Intentional is the central idea in the big-three primal Alive. Interestingly, many atheists and agnostics see the world as quite intentional, and although most religious people see the world as intentional, they vary a lot on how intentional.

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