posted on Jul, 16 2009 @ 04:15 PM
reply to post by Republican08
In the biological sense, it is to procreate and everything before or after that is inconsequential.
In the Spiritual sense it depends on whether you believe life begins and ends with this body. If you do, this question has no meaning. Life is simply
a group of actions which surround the act of procreation.
If you do believe that a part of us and who we are is eternal, it is a stepping stone. An extremely short part of our existence and our evolution as
We all see through a "glass darkly", so to speak. Even those who claim to know there is no God, know no such thing. The arrogance of that statement
is almost breathtaking. To make that statement one would have to know everything about the Universe and all of existence. Most don't put that kind of
thought into their stated beliefs and ignore that even using basic critical thinking; they could not possibly know factually that there is no God, no
Higher Power, no Creator or no higher state of being.
I see most if not all who claim Atheism or a lack of belief as intellectual liars. Not to me, not to you, but to themselves. They are actually
Agnostics as the other is not possible with the facts available to them.
In the end, the meaning is what it means to you personally. You can have a positive experience while in the flesh or a negative one. With the
exception of the mentally ill, the meaning is ours to control with our actions and most importantly our attitudes. Is your glass half full or half
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