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Originally posted by Mr. ToodlesI challenge someone to name a situation that doesn't end in an eternal loop.
I once died, and as I was shooting out thru space a very high speed, and the relization came " I said well you've done it now, you killed yourself " well some how I was ginven a reprive and was suddenly back on Earth. Then at that moment must of been very close to Creator " I said I wish there was nothing " be carful of what you wish for because all of asudden I was in nothing and it didn't take long but I said " No NO I want there to be something ' needless to say I was returned to the something and have never complained again.
Originally posted by paranoiaFTW
This thread got me into a thought cycle that hurt. Why does any life exist? We will never do anything, because everything will end. Why not kill myself now? No matter what I do in a few hundred years all the evidence I have every existed will be gone. Why not just end all life right now? Because we won't more electrical signals in our brain to make us happy. But why do we need those? If we all die right now we won't need those anymore, because we won't know the difference, as we won't exist. As a species nothing we do matter. What can we do that will make a difference in the big picture? Nothing. We can travel the universe, harness energy, eat, reproduce, and kill. But if you at the point of view of the universe, it doesn't matter.
You need to quit complaining
Originally posted by Mr. Toodles
reply to post by Pains Wisdom
And that is where I see a major problem. Your very statement brings us to the question of "why are we even conscious"? Obviously we were not meant to know the meaning of existence through logical means. And logic cannot be escaped when a consciousness emerges. Because through logic, we come to endless loops and paradoxes that defeat existence by itself.
So if the meaning of life can only be defined by faith and hope, then why do we have a conscious logical reasoning ability? It is not necessary in a world of pure faith.
See the loop even here? Logically, existence is pointless. Yet we exist to hope that the existence isn't pointless. Which keeps us on the path to existing and hoping and existing and hoping.
[edit on 13-12-2009 by Mr. Toodles]