Faith Matters: Origin & Purpose

A yoga teacher, Anglican priest, and a Scientology minister share their different perspectives about the origin and purpose of our lives.

Topic:       Origin & Purpose


  • Father Rob Patterson (Anglican)

  • Amey Mathews (Yoga Tradition)

  • Rick Melrose (Scientology) 

In all cultures and time periods, all human beings long for a meaningful and purposeful life.  But how we find meaning and purpose in our lives depends on how we see ourselves and answer some fundamental questions about life and existence. Every great spiritual tradition answers these core questions about life and meaning:

  • Where do we come from?
  • Were we created by a Divine Being who creates order and meaning or is our origin unknown?
  • What is the purpose of our lives?
  • What constitutes a “good life?”