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The meaning of life

  1. Mar 18, 2003 #1
    I have a bazzare thought.if god exists and created everything right,than the meaning of life is that,the meaning of life is to be the meaning of life to another being as he exists in his universe,and we are what he does in his to kill time!and thats all we are his his life not ours!
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  3. Mar 18, 2003 #2
    Be careful of mentioning God, chosenone, your topic may be moved. Anyway, I like your idea (not necessarily agree with it, but like it), I think it has true merit.
  4. Mar 18, 2003 #3
    thanks mentat I liked it to It better that anything I've ever heard anyone else say other that we create our own because to future is our to create it
  5. Mar 18, 2003 #4
    I had a little difficulty understanding this post, but your welcome (I guess:wink: )
  6. Mar 18, 2003 #5
    Yeah,I know,I alway forget to proof read it before I post it!I just think I got it right the first time,Oh well,I'll try better next time.so anyway about the meaning of life.do you think there a set meaning that exists and we have to find it.do we know it and we just dont know it,or are we just wondering why we exist at all,and if so what for,and if it had purpose what are we suppose to do in the pursuit of that purpose as are meaning.do you agree?
  7. Mar 18, 2003 #6
    Well, yeah, that's pretty much the problem. You see, there is no agreement on the subject of whether life even has a purpose (alexander - from the old PFs (where the heck is he?) - would tell you that asking what the purpose of life is is like asking what the purpose of cell-division is, or what the purpose of rusting is. He says that they are all just chemical processes, that are trying to reach higher levels of entropy), let alone what that purpose might be.
  8. Mar 18, 2003 #7
    Well since I've read enough of you posts,you believe in god,so your trying to debate how to prove god exist ,to be able to prove what the answers to the questions you have are,so you understand what life means like everyone else.either you accept the answer that god gives you by believeing in him"faith"that with the laws of physics which is god doing it,then you ask god what his purpose for you is than what it is for everybody else,and look to electronics digital displays that said something until you looked again and you were wrong or when your computer crashed for no reason,gods number other than 7 or the beasts 6 is 8 which is infinity in math side ways he might give you a sign if you ask the right question!
  9. Mar 18, 2003 #8
    In what post did I ever imply this?
  10. Mar 18, 2003 #9
    Well let me see!if you click on your name you get you profile,and it say one of my intests is bible study!if im wrong please tell me that i assumed to much!
  11. Mar 18, 2003 #10


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    Studying the bible doesn't mean you believe in it. :wink: I for one probably studied the bible far more than you have, and I don't believe in it.
    Hmm... Pardon? All I got from that is that God is ambiguous and different people get different perspectives on this matter, which they attribute to God, which I agree with.
  12. Mar 25, 2003 #11
    I believe that there is no one meaning for life. I believe that everyone is different so that the meaning of their life is going to be different than mine.
  13. Mar 25, 2003 #12
    Soooooo, life is movie and we all have our part to play in this passion play. If so, I for one want my money back! What a stupid horror movie! Only a jerk would think this is entertaining! People are suffering and dying out there! I used to fantasize I would spit in God's face if given the chance.

    Nahhh, just a nightmare someone thought up. If God exists and created everything I feel pretty confident it was just to have something to do rather than entertainment. Why not when you have all eternity to waste? As Allan Watts put it, maybe God is just playing "Peek-a-boo" with himself. Sounds better than the horror movie scenario. :0)
  14. Mar 25, 2003 #13
    Exactly. I happen to know of a few very bible-knowledgeable people, on the forums, that are atheists.

    Anyway, I would like to comment on a statement that you made, in the original post:

    You see, this contradicts your other point, that the purpose of our life is to make more life. This is a contradiction only because, if we are only God's life, then there is no such thing as "our life". And if there is no such thing as "our life" then there is no purpose to "our life".

    Perhaps you meant that our lives are the meaning of God's life?
  15. Mar 26, 2003 #14
    meaning of life is.. "asking what is the meaning of life, and making it have meaning."
  16. Mar 26, 2003 #15
    we exsist to exsist. Debate that one hehe. The meaning of life is life. No more no less. Live it. Carpe Diem or whatever motivates you.
  17. Mar 26, 2003 #16
    One of my friends also believes that the meaning of life can mean whatever you wan't it to mean however he also believes this fact is not debatable. Don't ask why, he's just wierd.
  18. Mar 27, 2003 #17
    some believe that the meaning of life is to create your own.everybody wants to understand what life is and why we are here.people follow people with charisma,because they have this understanding about life that people latch onto.like karesh.waco,texas.they follow these idiots because they offer people a way of life that they bull**** them into thinking is the way it was meant to be lived.but its just some stupid philosophy that sounds so good to these people they buy into it.then when they have these sucker sold of their B.S. they set them up in this little community to live together in some stupid quest to follow this leaders rules of life he set forth to them.then he has them turn over all there possession to his to because he tells them give up their worldly material needs and follow him,and makes millions off these suckers,while they live in his community on some place in the middle of no where.then get them all killed because of his mistake,and takes them down with him,some leader they followed.so this is worst case senerio of someone needing to have a meaning of life.so your not that stupid ,so its either look to god and ask for him to show you make your own up,or wait for someone like this to give it to you!
  19. Mar 28, 2003 #18
    I kinda like this one;

    "This question has no answer except in the history of how it came to be asked. There is no answer because words have meaning, not life or persons or the universe itself. Our search for certainty rests in our attempts at understanding the history of all individual selves and all civilizations. Beyond that, there is only awe."
    -Julian Jaynes
  20. Mar 29, 2003 #19


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    Greetings !
    There's a worse case scenario yet - if there's
    no God then we exist for no purpose what so
    ever. But, at least we're on even terms with
    everything else... :wink:

    Live long and prosper.
  21. Mar 29, 2003 #20
    I'm firmly holding on to the idea that we exist only to procreate, to pass our genes on to the next generation for the survival of our species, but thats only cuz I believe life is (or was, rather) an accident. And an extraordinary accident at that. :smile:
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