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The Nature of Our Existence

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posted on Sep, 8 2016 @ 01:51 AM
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a reply to: Astrocyte

Wow that's deep.
The fact that I am confused tells me this is art.
I will print it and hang it over my bed and think about it every day.




posted on Sep, 8 2016 @ 01:55 AM
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Nihilistic much!



posted on Sep, 8 2016 @ 03:22 AM
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a reply to: ksiezyc

"Let us make man in our image after our likeness"

In simulation? I wonder.



posted on Sep, 8 2016 @ 09:31 AM
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a reply to: Astrocyte

I couldn't have not described it any better. This is some deep stuff, thanks.



posted on Sep, 8 2016 @ 09:40 AM
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a reply to: ksiezyc

We exist because we observe ourselves doing so. Otherwise yes we're nothing.



posted on Sep, 8 2016 @ 09:47 AM
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a reply to: randyvs

Planet narcissism they decided to molest our earthling DNA and make us worship them.

the bastards.




now please resume your existential self research and discovery. It doesn't matter if we're in a simulation.. Just keep doing your thing there's no-one behind the mirrors..



posted on Sep, 8 2016 @ 09:57 AM
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a reply to: riley

So we exist because we are observed. But if we are not observed we do not exist.



posted on Sep, 8 2016 @ 10:08 AM
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a reply to: ksiezyc

I could do so much with this.

..would that be fractal or chaos theory? I always get those two confused which is the point of them.



posted on Sep, 8 2016 @ 10:19 AM
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a reply to: ksiezyc

Did we observe god so we could tell ourselves we've always existed?



posted on Sep, 8 2016 @ 11:00 AM
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What you are actually is beyond words, but it would be not untrue to say you are nothing whatsoever other than pure, infinite, disembodied consciousness/intelligence; a field of miraculous infinite light; God dreaming itself; an infinite point of pure potential; or the infinite implications of nothing whatsoever.

The immediate presentation of this unspeakable actuality is the field of your experience, which is an instantaneously appearing virtual field of Radiant Presence as apparent qualities. This is the actuality of which every/ and any/ thing that you think exists consists. This is inclusive and complete; nothing whatever other than this field exists. In short, the entirety of Reality is the "bubble" of YOUR experience, the field of Radiant Presence, which alone exists.

This is the totality of Reality. This is not theoretical, but is actually, immediately real; always the case right here right now.

This is taken from Peter Browns website theopendoorway.org



posted on Sep, 8 2016 @ 11:32 AM
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a reply to: Astrocyte
Very Douglas Adamsish Astro..
There is a theory which states that if ever anyone discovers exactly what the Universe is for and why it is here, it will instantly disappear and be replaced by something even more bizarre and inexplicable. There is another theory which states that this has already happened. Douglas Adams

Seems that whatever you posted changed the nature of reality and it instantly disappeared.

Oh, and I love it that that your blank post garnered more replies than most of your other, well written and thought out threads. Interesting huh?
Also, remember, just because it's all an illusion does not mean that it is not real.



posted on Sep, 8 2016 @ 02:31 PM
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a reply to: riley

I am not sure. I don't know the two theories though it is something to read up. Well, if god is in everything then we always observe god. But why do we need a god to exist?



posted on Sep, 8 2016 @ 10:27 PM
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a reply to: ksiezyc

God is in everything you see - but you are what is seeing.
Have you ever seen what is seeing?
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posted on Sep, 8 2016 @ 10:34 PM
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a reply to: Itisnowagain

Except god does not exist.



posted on Sep, 8 2016 @ 10:36 PM
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a reply to: ksiezyc

God does not exist as a thing but he is in everything - without the seeing of a thing - it cannot appear to exist!
God is seeing and nothing can appear outside seeing/knowing!
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posted on Sep, 8 2016 @ 10:58 PM
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a reply to: Itisnowagain

He exists neither as a thing or in anything. Simply put he/it does not exist in any sense beyond a concept created by man.



posted on Sep, 8 2016 @ 11:01 PM
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a reply to: ksiezyc

Man is a concept but God is the unconceptual out of which all concepts arise.



posted on Sep, 8 2016 @ 11:02 PM
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So let's get this right. I'm just a simulation, you're just a simulation, so nothing matters... is that what we're getting at?

Okay, I'm not a simulation, you're not a simulation, what matters? What we choose.


Let's integrate the two.

If I am a simulation, is irrelevant, because in these rules, I choose what matters, regardless of whatever the hell may exist beyond my awareness.

Does someone pwn me? If I'm unaware, what does that matter? Can I be aware? Is there any hard evidence?

Well then, I'm back to before someone first tried to convince me that we're a simulation.

What matters is personal, as are my feelings, thoughts, and ideas.



You know what I think this simulation nonsense is? A copout. It's religion 2.0.
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posted on Sep, 8 2016 @ 11:04 PM
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a reply to: pl3bscheese

Good for you for having that belief. I don't think anyone expressed belief in it though.



posted on Sep, 8 2016 @ 11:08 PM
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originally posted by: ksiezyc
a reply to: pl3bscheese

Good for you for having that belief. I don't think anyone expressed belief in it though.


So my lack of belief is expressed as a belief, but your beliefs are not expressed as a belief.

I'm not supposed to catch this subtle word manipulation?

Hah



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