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You dont know how God works.
reply to post by spy66
You dont know how God works.
Let me guess..in mysterious ways?
That is honest and imho obvious.
reply to post by Itisnowagain
Much of the tedious stuff was required curriculum. A lot of it was because I thought it would make me smarter.
But now I won't read anything that doesn't have at least some artistic beauty.
Gaining self awareness afterdeath? is TOO LATE.
ItsnowagainWhat is 'after'? What is 'death'? They are concepts, ideas arising 'now'as 'life'.
veteranhumanbeingNow you speaking platitudes. I can tell you what is 'after' this physical existance as Ive experienced it living NOW in physical form.
ItsnowagainIt may seem like a platitude if one has not understood the question. When was it that you experienced after? Experience can only happen presently (now). What is 'after'? What is 'death'? They are concepts, ideas arising 'now'
Death is an idea that arises in life - just as sleep is an idea that arises in wakefulness. An 'idea' is a 'concept' - just a thought.
reply to post by Aphorism
If I believe in god and you don't and he does not exist, I lose nothing. But If I am right and I believe in god and you don't, you lose everything.
Itsnowagain I don't see that the soul has to progress - to what?
Wholeness, completeness is already the case - what is required?
What do you consider 'soul'?
That is the point - here is what there is. Here is what I am/this is.
Then why are you here?
You should be in the arms of the Absolute Unbounded Oneness; as in never left its dominion.
And this is what I think is the problem with making an incomplete proposition. The question should be (in my opinion), "what do unicorns exist as?". How can we talk about unicorns if there wasn't something of unicorns that existed to talk about? For instance, it would be impossible for me to describe a color or shape that doesn't exist. Yet I can describe a unicorn exactly. I think it best to admit that "something" of the unicorn exists, and that we should describe what that is.
I am strictly talking about entirely abstract, not concrete, concepts. I believe that abstract concepts exist as abstract concepts, and therefor should be shown to be abstract concepts before any other considerations are taken.
If you were whole you wouldnt be here experiencing physical reality, because its really not necessary unless you volunteered to be human for a reason.
ItisnowagainWhy have you filled your life full of tedious, boring book reading?
veteranhumanbeing Then why are you here?
That is the point - here is what there is. Here is what I am/this is
veteranhumanbeingYou should be in the arms of the Absolute Unbounded Oneness; as in never left its dominion.
Itsnowagain There is ONLY the one. Nothing is outside the one.
Text The question isn’t whether God exists or not, but how it exists—or more clearly—what it exists as. What is it we are talking about in regards to “God”?