Originally posted by Anti-Tyrant
I can see where you are losing yourself.
You feel that because we are all ultimately made of the same energy, there is nothing to define who "We" are as a species, or as you put it; A
It's terrible, isn't it?
Forgetting the thing that makes you human.
I'm not against the concept of "god" or a creator. Certainly, organized religion isn't without its virtues, but I am not a religious person.
Regardless, I don't want to get Religion and God mixed up. I think of Religion as nothing more than a means to explain how we got here, to explain
god, or the creator.
I keep looking around, and whenever I read about Evolution, it just makes so much sense to me. God doesn't make sense to me.
However, when I delve in to these kinds of ideas, the idea that I can think abstractly and creatively on my own and that this is all from little
points of energy that have existed for as long as the Universe has...well...it's almost like there MUST be something, or some kind of intelligent
force that is behind the scenes...
I don't know who or what one would call it, God perhaps.
Either that or "life" is the natural result of causality in our universe. Either the last step or simply one of many steps in the line.
Then again, even if that is true, is that not significant? Is life as we know it significant...?
Problem: Significance is a product of human interpretation!
Is there anything out there in the Universe that could make such a call on whether or not something was significant?
Who or what is behind all of this, that's the real question. I feel so smart and we as a species seem so smart so when it comes to stuff like this it
drives me crazy because we litterally are specks, we are ants but we KNOW it. We know we're indignifiance in this case and we will never be able to
know the answer.
Why does anything exist instead of nothing? What is the grand design?
Personally I find this to be totally frightening and traumatizing! Why does the Universe exist at all? Is Non-existence possible?
How long has this been happening? Are there many Universes? Why?
All signs point to chaos, no reason only causality but then you get us, where do we fit in all of this?
Now I'm starting to see why people believe in their religious deities and heaven. It is like a small island of stability and reason in a place where
there are NO answers and no reason.