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Featured What is the purpose of life?

Discussion in 'Theological Concepts' started by Sharikind, Jan 3, 2019.

  1. Tony Bristow-Stagg

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    To have that experience, one must live in the state of death.

    That is possible, I have read that death it is remoteness from God.

    Regards Tony
     
  2. Sharikind

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    Some experiences aren't good. Even though participants should know better. We think. For instance, someone was killed when car crashed after fun egg throwing by teenager who didn't have license. Courts have a problem deciding if he is charged as an adult or juvenile murderer. If he didn't know better, what did he know about driving without a license?
     
  3. Sharikind

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    Interesting because the Bible speaks of two kinds of death, at least. One while alive, and one when dead. :)
     
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  4. Sharikind

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    Some coffees are better tasting than others. I'm going to think about in the future when I'm waking up.
     
  5. Shantanu

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    The idea is to act on all experiences in ways that is going to save one.
     
  6. TheresOnlyNow

    TheresOnlyNow The Mind Is Everything. U R What U Think

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    Simply enough, the purpose of life is to live it as your genuine sincere self. Which is arrived at through understanding and personal evolution facing trials and travails along the way. Putting into action what one learns from their mistakes and their accomplishments.

    The whole point of being a seeker is to arrive at the realization of God in self. For if God created all there is there can be no thing that is other than.
     
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  7. Sharikind

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    Very nice...
     
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  8. Tony Bristow-Stagg

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    I see that is correct. ;)

    One can live and already be dead. Life is found in nearness to God, death is remoteness.

    Regards Tony
     
  9. ChristineM

    ChristineM "Be strong" I whispered to my coffee.
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    Why not?
    Its fun!
    Imperative.
     
  10. SonOfElElyon

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    Your method of questioning and provoking thought reminded me of this... same form.

     
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  11. SonOfElElyon

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    By meaning do you mean point?
     
  12. Evangelicalhumanist

    Evangelicalhumanist "Truth" isn't a thing...

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    It seems to me that to assume that "human life has a purpose" implies that it is a purpose belonging to something else, not to humans. And this I have never accepted.

    But even if it were true, we would no way of finding out what that purpose is, unless the purposer deigned to tell us, which so far, I don't think has happened. Imagine the big-breasted chicken today, genetically modified by us (for our purpose of more chicken meat, sooner) so that it is hard for the stupid thing to even walk in its few short weeks of life. How would that chicken ever discover it's "purpose" if it's purpose doesn't belong to itself?
     
  13. SonOfElElyon

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    All of your purposes? Remedy the fall, remember why you fell. THEN we can un-loop time and continue on our merry way.
     
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    "Yoo gon learnnnnnnn today!" - God
     
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    You hit the nail on the head by 'unless the purposer deigned to tell us'. Why would he/He/It unless you have a way of forcing the answer from him/Him/It?
     
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    Purposes are created by us and are not real.

    What is the purpose of the Ocean?
    What is the purpose of the Sun?
    What is the purpose of the earth?

    Why does life need a purpose?

    Your life may need a purpose but life itself just is.
     
  17. SonOfElElyon

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    That's one of y'alls main problems. Y'all pay too much attention to those who you think LOOK like they know what the **** they're talking about and too little attention to the ones who actually DO know what the **** their talking about, that you dismiss because they look "homeless" or like "drug addicts" or what not.
     
  18. Tony Bristow-Stagg

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    There is much purpose to life and answers to all questions. There is always a reason as there is always a cause.

    Each of us are to find that for our own selves.

    Regards Tony
     
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    I find a lot of things that seem to have no purpose in life.
     
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  20. Tony Bristow-Stagg

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    The wisdom is found when we look for it within all that happens to us, both the good and bad.

    All this world is connected to the mind of man, there is no seperation of mind and nature. We have to find a balance, that is humanity as a whole. The balance for man is virtues.

    Regards Tony
     
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