I have heard this question many many many times over and I will share a little story- You don't necessarily have to agree or disagree with it, but you may like it... *** A parishoner was troubled and went up to his priest, a very old, but wise man... "Father?" he asked tenatively. "Yes, my son?" asked the old man. "Why were we put here on earth?" The old man pondered for a long while and then answered the man in a quiet tone. "To ask that very question." *** Corny, right? Hmm.. I think that we are here to discover our own existence, to discover God and worship Him, to create something ourselves, communicate ideas with others, and to love and be loved in return... Hmmm... no simple version is there? Well... quite simply, we are here to live .... EDIT: We were also put here to learn how to spell things correctly!