To the question ‘why?’ we might answer with ‘because’ – that is to say, ‘just because’ or ‘it is just so’. Such an answer – if the ‘why?’ question was indeed a deeper philosophical/ existential/ scientific/ religious question – could be regarded as loaded with the atheist’s inference – that ‘life just simply “is”’; that it might have ‘come from nothing’ – and there’s nothing unusual about that.
In fact, the word ‘because’ can be broken down to ‘be’ and ’cause’!
It is worthwhile to note that in the Qur’an there is a (familiar-to-Muslims) statement that reads:
* = “His [God’s] command is only when He intends a thing that He says to it, “BE,” and it IS.”
God says “Be” and things happen… they are ‘caused‘.
God says ‘Be’ and pow! The Big Bang!
Why are you alive? Because you are… you were born etc…
An atheist might hear what he wants from that. But now you can hear too what a Muslim might hear.
(You were born to do something. You have purpose!)
So inherent in the English language to the (one-word) question of ‘Why?’ is a (one-word) answer that appears superficially atheistic – but is more deeply ingrained with the Qur’anic cosmological point of view, quite literally…
How about that!
An interesting observation.