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What's the reason for existence?

Post by 0DYN on Tue Sep 02, 2008 1:47 am
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For several years now a couple of friends and myself have been wondering why do we exist....
Ive heard alot of different answers.
They range from pleasing god to "love"
But, I still remain inconclusive.
So, If you have any input on our debate feel free.


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Re: What's the reason for existence?

Post by TobiasGray on Wed Sep 03, 2008 5:09 pm
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This is a very vague question, but possibly one of the most brilliant, to which there are many possible answers. We are, presumably, discussing the Meaning of Life, are we not? For example, Christians would argue that the purpose of our existence is to love God and each other, and there are infinite other reasons for us to speculate our existence.

My personal favourite is the only one that to me is the only one that makes logical sense. It would be of course that there is no reason four our existence; we are merely the end result, so far, of one possibly completely accidental chemical reaction, resulting in the Big Bang, and then the universe, and then, through an extreme fluke of solar parking, conditions on Earth that allowed life to evolve, and bring us everything we have today, and everything we still have to come. Embrace it, I say, and love every minute of it. If it turns out that one of us was right all along, then there we are.

I'm not saying I'm right, it's just one theory.
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Re: What's the reason for existence?

Post by TheMindRapist on Wed Sep 03, 2008 5:39 pm
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^^ This.
If you think there is a reason for existence you are merely clutching to fear.
Let go.
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Re: What's the reason for existence?

Post by 0DYN on Wed Sep 03, 2008 9:50 pm
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Well, this is quite perplexing, isn't it?
But between you and I: I dont believe the reason for our existence is to ammuse "God".
Heh, But not by mearly living. But by creating war and chaos.

To clearify what that means:

"God is a cruel child wiht a magnifying glass.... And we're the scrurrying ants"
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Re: What's the reason for existence?

Post by TobiasGray on Fri Sep 05, 2008 2:33 pm
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TheMindRapist wrote:Let go.


Those two words are so easy to say, but for most people so hard to do. I never quite understood why mankind keep such a tight grip on material possessions, and easily allows what is truly beautiful to wither and die. Whatever we're here for, we're not taking anything with us when we go, my friend.
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Re: What's the reason for existence?

Post by Rijnzael on Fri Sep 05, 2008 3:44 pm
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I've for a long time held that there is no inherent meaning to life, nor a reason for existence. However, I've always felt that the purpose for existing is to enjoy all the other things that exist, and to marvel at the intricacies and vastness of the universe.
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Re: What's the reason for existence?

Post by cchc on Sat Sep 06, 2008 1:11 am
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i like to believe my purpose for existence is to impact the world. i start this on a very low level: helping people experience and learn new things. all my life it seems like people have beaten me to the finish line with creating new ideas. one day i'll be first. it is this hope that makes me cling to my life.
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Re: What's the reason for existence?

Post by nosidius on Sun Sep 07, 2008 12:19 am
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TobiasGray wrote:Christians would argue that the purpose of our existence is to love God and each other



i love it when ever someone says that, look at the crusades.......... anyway, to get back on topic,

reason for existence? i think mindrapist has the right idea, but not quite going that far....... enjoy what you have, and learn, competition is what makes the world go round, so embrace what is there, and go with it (read the "Tao of Pooh", very interesting and enlightening, but you have to read it and think about it, not just consume the words)

in other words: live life for enjoyment, not for love or anything else, it's part of the package, so focus on the whole and not the part
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Re: What's the reason for existence?

Post by TobiasGray on Sun Sep 07, 2008 6:19 pm
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nosidius wrote:
TobiasGray wrote:Christians would argue that the purpose of our existence is to love God and each other



i love it when ever someone says that, look at the crusades.......... anyway, to get back on topic,



You do have a very intriguing point there, lol.

Surely love as its purest concept, motivating and moving people in unimaginable ways, not as the façade we know it as today must have something to do with it?
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Re: What's the reason for existence?

Post by nosidius on Mon Sep 08, 2008 9:26 pm
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this bring up to the plate, for WHAT we exist for, do we exist to love, and to hate, or do we exist for the merest chance of atoms?

these are questions that have been asked for centuries, and never answered, and there's a reason for that, as i have mentioned before (different posts however) there are innumerable variables in any one thing, for instance i may code one program, then install someone elses, and they may work flawlessly, or they could crash my computer if they have conflicting script
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