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Meaning of Existence?

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posted on Aug, 9 2017 @ 11:32 AM
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originally posted by: Astrocyte
If you were the highest deity and wanted to exist, for what reasons would you exist?

To give structure to time, I suppose. So that not everything happens all at the same time.




posted on Aug, 12 2017 @ 08:36 AM
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a reply to: Astrocyte

To get off.



posted on Aug, 12 2017 @ 09:38 AM
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This is a really nice thread with a lot of good ideas.

The topic you address is what is our "purpose" here, not "why" we are here, and that is understood and a great topic for discussion.

However, without wanting to be presumptuous, I would guess that "why" we are here is not understandable -- that this inability to understand "why" is one of the limitations and constraints of being conscious. We can't be conscious AND ALSO have a perfect understanding of why we are here.

This is likely a natural law -- which we can observe, but not understand. Our lack of perception regarding space, time, why we are here, and why we feel joy and pain and other things -- this is like the gear work of our conscious minds -- if you were to have those answers, the gear work would break.

So -- if that is true, we lose consciousness on death, but gain final understanding of this ultimate "why" -- we become part of a larger truth -- call it a super-consciousness that is different from our current state, and perhaps a lot cooler than we can possibly know.


But anyway -- that is a little off the OP topic.



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