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Poll: What should we be asking out of the following?
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"How are we here?"
50.00%
4 50.00%
"Why are we here?"(classic one there).
0%
0 0%
Both "How are we and why are we here?"
12.50%
1 12.50%
"Are we here?" just my little tribute to my favourite band there Tongue
37.50%
3 37.50%
Total 8 vote(s) 100%
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"How are we here?"
#11
RE: "How are we here?"
I'd never heard of 'the intentional stance' and upon enquiry find it is a theory of Daniel Dennett. I'm sure his theory contains much truth. Of course we see purpose or intentions in things that don't have them e.g superstitions. Maybe I don't really exist so all this pondering is futile anyway.
"The eternal mystery of the world is its comprehensibility"

Albert Einstein
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#12
RE: "How are we here?"
(November 5, 2008 at 11:00 am)Daystar Wrote: Frank Herbert wrote something to the effect that if you seek freedom you become enslaved by your own desires but if you seek discipline you find liberation.
Well I seek truth.
But yes I also think they're is no mysterious ultimate purpose to life.
Looks like I quoted you before you posted it now.
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#13
RE: "How are we here?"
(November 4, 2008 at 6:32 pm)bozo Wrote: Daystar,can you repeat this in language I can understand? I don't get your post. You're either the bit of puke you mention or so intellectual that perhaps you can't come down to my level.

There is no mysterious purpose to life. We were created simply to enjoy life. Not to be tested or to worship. Many people spend their miserable lives searching for some purpose that isn't there, love, freedom, community, religion - or they make their own purpose that causes the same effect. Missing life for the search. Money, work, etc.

Frank Herbert wrote something to the effect that to seek freedom you become enslaved by your desires but to seek discipline you find leberation.
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#14
RE: "How are we here?"
(November 5, 2008 at 11:10 am)Daystar Wrote:
(November 4, 2008 at 6:32 pm)bozo Wrote: Daystar,can you repeat this in language I can understand? I don't get your post. You're either the bit of puke you mention or so intellectual that perhaps you can't come down to my level.

There is no mysterious purpose to life. We were created simply to enjoy life. Not to be tested or to worship. Many people spend their miserable lives searching for some purpose that isn't there, love, freedom, community, religion - or they make their own purpose that causes the same effect. Missing life for the search. Money, work, etc.

Frank Herbert wrote something to the effect that to seek freedom you become enslaved by your desires but to seek discipline you find leberation.

ty Daystar! If we are agreeing I'm a bit uneasy.
HuhA man is born to a virgin mother, lives, dies, comes alive again and then disappears into the clouds to become his Dad. How likely is that?
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#15
RE: "How are we here?"
(November 5, 2008 at 3:39 pm)bozo Wrote: ty Daystar! If we are agreeing I'm a bit uneasy.

The really uneasy part for you is that the Bible agrees. Read the book of Ecclesiastes.
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#16
RE: "How are we here?"
(November 5, 2008 at 4:09 pm)Daystar Wrote:
(November 5, 2008 at 3:39 pm)bozo Wrote: ty Daystar! If we are agreeing I'm a bit uneasy.

The really uneasy part for you is that the Bible agrees. Read the book of Ecclesiastes.
That's Dawkins' favourite book of the bible actually.
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