We were watching "Everybody Loves Raymond" the other night, and the little girl poses the question "Why did God put us here?" Raymond couldn't answer it, and I haven't watched the rest of the show (side-tracked)so I can't tell you what the final outcome was.
But it reminded me of the 3 BIG questions Charles Colson talks about in "How now shall we live?":
1. Where did we come from and who are we?
2. What has gone wrong with the world? (or, why is there evil?)
3. What is the source of our salvation? (or, what can we do to fix it?)
All religions and philosophies attempt to answer these questions, for example a communist would say:
1. Collection of matter
3. Communism (in spite of the fact it always fails)