posted on Nov, 9 2006 @ 06:50 PM
Well you are probably wondering what it is I mean by that title. You might wonder what it has to do with the root of the universe as well, with
religion, or anything even regarding this subforum. You are right to wonder so, and now I will explain why I titled it the way I did.
To start to understand what I am getting at, it is best to look at what you are doing in the sub forum to begin with. You are looking to debate the
roots of this universe, life, and all things in being, correct? Some of you are here to spread the word of the lord, others are here to spread the
process of science, and others are here for entirely different purposes. All of you though, are here for a similar cause. You're here to discuss
origins, you are willing to debate it, and since the dawn of man, many have been willing to fight and even kill for it.
So we can agree you are all here to discuss, enlighten, and maybe even be enlightened to something you did not know. Now, look at the foundations of
what you believe so far, or why you are searching for something to believe in. Where is the root? Curiosity maybe, fear of the unknown, or something
else? Well Im sure some of you probably fear the unknown, but I bet a good many of you are just here because you are very curious. I bet it has
nothing to do with fear, but just that inching feeling you get when you see a question you cannot solve.
That question is the origin to everything of course. You get that curiosity, that desire to know, because it is our desire to know all. Our imagine of
god is all knowing, and most that believe in god strive for that image. In the end though, it is curiosity thats feeding us to be at this subforum
So what exactly is my point in saying all of this? You are probably wondering right now "grim, what are you trying to get at?" Well I will tell you,
just give it some time. Think about the way you live right now. Think about the things you do on a daily basis, and your actions. For a moment, forget
everybody else around you and what they would do depending on their beliefs. Just think about what your life is like right now.
Ok now think about your belief system. Whether it be religion, science, or something completely different. Now imagine hypothetically, that everyone
believed in it, followed it, and it was picture perfect. Imagine that all the questions were answered and certain. The questions and problems were
solved, and it were certain to be correct. Now...what would you do?
Or better yet, for you religion people for example. Imagine if science were proven 100% correct and god were disproved. That there was irrefutable
evidence, hypothetically. Now forget what everyone else would do, what would you do, knowing that it was false?
Would you stop going to work? Would you start a riot, start stealing like mad? Would you personally change your entire lifestyle if you knew that this
belief were false?
Now back to curiosity for a moment. That curiosity has lead us to create science, religion, and all other explainations for the universe and why
everything exists. Our strive to know, our curiosity, is why all these beliefs exist now. This curiosity has lead us into belief systems which a huge
amount of people have been killed, enslaved, and discriminated against over.
My question to you ultimately is, what would you do when all the questions are answered, all the problems are solved? You may have to think about it
for awhile, but I bet I know what your answer will be when it comes down to it. Your answer will be "to live". What else would be left after all the
truths were revealed, all the problems solved? Living life would be what is left.
If we start at point A, and spend thousands of years making this journey to point B, how would you feel if you realized that the only difference
between point A and point B is a lack of curiosity and mystery in life? Was it worth the years and years of death, beatings, and fights?
At the end of the day, there is little difference between knowing nothing about our origin and knowing all, other then the lack of curiosity to find
the answers. Our curiosity has ended up killing more then just the cat. Its killed many people physically, it has done much damage to people
physically over time from torture to beatings, it has lead to a race and fight to determine who is right. For what? To satisfy our own curiosity.
If you would change your entire lifestyle because your believe system were false, maybe you should rethink who you really are. If your actions is
based on a belief system rather then what you think you should do given the situation, maybe its not an honest decision you made to begin with. You
may have done the right thing according to your religion or belief system, but your heart still says otherwise, and nothing will change that. A belief
system will never change who you are, only hide who you are.
So how many of you are making your actions based on who you are, rather then what system you believe in?
Now you understand my title, our curiosity has lead us on a struggle to truth, the truth which has no real relevance on our lives. At the end of the
day, you are who you are, whether you choose to hide it or not. The reason I post it here? This is the grand question of all questions, the basis of
curiosity, the biggest question man has faced. And when it is solved, will your life be any different? If so, why aren't you living that way now? The
real question is, am I being myself, or just acting because its what I have been told is what I am suppose to do?