reply to post by DuneKnight
Very interesting question. You mention 'God's will' when he created us, did he want us to exist in the first place?
Firstly, if God created us and did not want us to exist in the first place, would that not be a 'mistake' on behalf of the creator? Do God-like
creators make mistakes? Does that make God the evil scientist and us his monster creation intent on destroying ourselves?
Why is it that the Earth is in perfect naturalistic balance, albeit, without the protruding footprints of us humans? Take Humans out of life's
equation, would it go on forever, or would something simply take our place?
I'm not being judgemental with regards your question, just trying to justify my own points.
If God did create humans, it is possible that he / she / it left us to our own devices, to grow, learn, develop, fight, re-create, die, all by
ourselves. If so, what is the point of life? It does not matter if we choose to fight and a country defeats the rest of the world - we simply loose
ourselves rather than create a new self.
With regards to suicide, if it is God's will to create us, it is within our intelligence to destroy ourselves. Such intelligence gave us the edge
over all other species on this planet. The ability to think, learn and analyse (I.e. use our brain). A person takes their own life due to various
internal and external factors. Why should God intervene if a person takes his or her own life if they feel it is not going their way – is there a
‘way’ we should live that satisfies both ourselves and God? What about those babies that died (and still die) of famine throughout Africa and
South Asia? Was that God’s will or just life’s lottery that God gave us? Do we not control such a lottery?
With regards God - was there, is there? I doubt the religious take on our existence - but still want to know the purpose of it. Is there a purpose to
our life or is this just an exercise in how to completely f*** it all up!!
Therefore, I think the question should be - do we want ourselves to exist??
Just me thinking out loud. (does'nt answer your question though)!