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Originally posted by InhaleExhale
reply to post by FreedomEntered
How does " pain" save your life?
Example: Your trapped in house that has caught fire, there is 1 passage to be able to exit the house.
You start feeling a burning sensations from the wild flames that sensation becomes more intense until its painful, this pain makes your brain tell your legs that I gotta get out here or I will die.
That is one example of how pain can save your life, another is your walking at the bottom of a cliff and small rocks fall and hit you on the head causing pain, most peoples reaction would be to look up and in doing so would see the large rocks breaking away and tumbling down the cliff giving them just enough time to get out of the way. The pain from the small rock save your life from the bigger one.
Just use your imagination, there are countless examples of how pain saves lives.
Imagine people who are tortured to death by some psychopath its simply " cruel" beyond belief but this happens also in the animal kingdoms they tear each other apart.
No thanks, You have a rather sick mind if you wish to imagine people being tortured, its real and no need to imagine unless you wish to come up with new ways of torture then the imagination with knowledge of the human anatomy and biology must come into play.
No in the animal kingdom no such torture or psychopaths exist, that's only part of the human mind.
I just feel its unacceptable and the creator could have chosen a better way to translate what is " not right" from what is right...
Pain is both right and wrong so you are simplifying the experience. Pain is not a way for God to communicate we are doing something wrong or right.
Pain is for us to experience and learn from or not, if not the experience will come by again and again, if we do not want to experience it anymore we learn how not to.
For every action there is an equal and opposite reaction.
More than that, we rejoice in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance, and endurance produces character, and character produces hope, and hope does not put us to shame, because God's love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit who has been given to us.
If it was just the experience, then its a joke.
Why is it sick to imagine what pain others have been through? To understand the dangers that lurk surely we need to identify with others " pain"
If Im hit by a stone I wouldnt move out the way not everyone has the reflex to avoid pain since its also a " mind " thing. Id probably stay there, okay you can call me stupid lol... but countless people do not react to pain as the creator may have intended us to react.