Quite a few replies...thanks
What bothers me the most about this question is this damn consciousness I possess...
And as one poster pointed out, the question does presuppose an existence prior to birth, but
it is not the only platform from which to reply.
We simply could have been somewhere
before we came into existence...or it could be that we simply
did not exist until we coalesced into what we are.
But there still remains the riddle of our singular consciousness.
You certainly are YOU. And I am ME. And all of us are uniquely alone in our existence...
And I don't know how to put into words.....this....
I can't actually explain my point of view on it....it is best described with questions.
Why did I arise a consciousness at all?
And why am I so singular....so alone in my thoughts, and yet so obviously a small portion of the greater
whole we call the universe, and yet so completely apart from it.
I sense (in the same way theists do) that I was "before"...and that I will be "after." You can call that
spirituality if you want, but I call it science based on personal observation. It is poor science, to be
sure, but I'm a little reluctant to kill this body I am inhabiting for the sake of scientific inquiry, and
without some other from of evidence I only have two things to base my hypothesis on...
One, is the first words that it has been said that God spoke.....I AM
And the other is my innate sense of self, alone, individual, and isolated in the midst of the chaos that is
our universe. The idea that I just arose from nothing requires something more than....ahhhh I dunno.
maybe it's the meds lol
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