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Originally posted by ThoughtForms
reply to post by ThoughtForms
Now too reiterate & extend upon this concept without analogies...
If we knew our true & un[SNIP]wittable history right back to our origins, would we as a species be less confused about things such as 'the meaning of life?'
for e.g. what if we found out that whatever put us here did so without any regard for what would happen once we became expendable, therefore there really wouldn't be one right answer to the meaning of life by our very design. in other words maybe the way we came into existence didn't allow for a history for us to stay grounded with & therefore you & your world are what you make it, quite literally, because we as a species have already fulfilled the purpose we were created for, and as such its up to us to do whatever the [SNIP] we want.
others have had that thought before and I agreed with them but things grow & evolve... the issue with this statement of yours is that if that's what we were 'born for' (i.e. the meaning of life) then we would die instantly. if the only reason to live was to die we would do so as soon as possible. but people don't like death do they? no they hate it. people struggle to live. therefore I cannot reconcile the inconsistencies of that theory in order to make it work so I see it as being wrong. nothing personal.
Originally posted by TDawgRex
My thoughts on this is that we are all born to die.
depending on what you mean by journey I'd agree with you to an extent. so lets say that:
It's the journey in between that matters...if only to us.
its never a choice between one or the other its always a question of balance. If you didn't have one you wouldn't know the other existed.
Myself?, I'd rather help folk than have rampant anarchy.
Originally posted by Mkoll
I'm not going to judge these hypothetical god like overlords and progenators, but I know that if I were an entity with god like abilities I wouldn't try to get with Homo Erectus and make babies. Then again who knows what fetishes such hypothetical god like power would spawn?edit on 31-5-2012 by Mkoll because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by Qumulys
reply to post by amongus
Perhap's the OP is thinking of the advanced race of mice which rebuilt Earth v2??? I have no idea. But I'm keeping my eye on them in case he/she starts eating peoples faces which is all the rage nowadays.