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Featured What is the purpose of life?

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

  1. SonOfElElyon

    SonOfElElyon Member

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    Some wisdom is found there.
     
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  2. dmap

    dmap God is good and beautiful

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    In my view, the purpose of life is the living of life. In experiencing the conscious awareness of being "me", I am expressing my purpose of life.
     
  3. Thief

    Thief Rogue Theologian

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    we are here to learn all that we can before we die

    the form we call ....human
    produces a unique soul on every occurence

    it can do nothing else
     
  4. FlyingTeaPot

    FlyingTeaPot Irrational Rationalist. Educated Fool.

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    Nope. There's no purpose to life, if you mean "life" in the general sense. Purpose is a meaningless word that egocentric humans made up.
     
  5. SonOfElElyon

    SonOfElElyon Member

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    I love your disclaimer to idiocy, "I think"... lol.
     
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  6. Sharikind

    Sharikind Active Member

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    But that is an interesting point. Which leads to another question. Is there a Creator? Not that I can understand everything, but the idea that genes (combined) in the sense of humans and other species passes on life tells me there must be a Creator. The order of the passage of life simply could not happen by itself, meaning without a disciplinary force.
     
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    SonOfElElyon Member

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    Sure life could go on without a creator, casualty is that disciplinary force.
     
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    Few of us are happy all the time, that's for sure. A large % of humans are on some medication to help them mentally. To conceive of being happy all the time is a thought worth pondering. But then we would have to consider what type of life would make us happy.
     
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    Not sure what you mean by that. It is complicated, but not so much. For instance, a leaf is complicated when analyzed. The basic structure, or ability to continue, simply cannot just have come about without a creator or designer. Not for each object, but for the initial form. Including the opportunity to reproduce.
     
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    I am speaking of the origin of life, not aberrations if that's what you mean.
     
  11. SonOfElElyon

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    Ok, when you say "the ability to continue" do you mean the leaf an't fall then disintegrate? What do you mean by "initial form"?
     
  12. Sharikind

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    I mean that according to the Bible, God created the first human couple. They had children.
     
  13. SonOfElElyon

    SonOfElElyon Member

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    Before the beginning:

    In the beginning was the Word,
    and the Word was with God,
    and the Word was God.
    He was with God in the beginning.
    All things were created through Him,
    and apart from Him not one thing was created
    that has been created.

    So IN THE BEGGING _WAS_ the word. Meaning, the word pre-existed creation.

    So, then it goes on to talk about how God said, “Let there be light,”.

    SO, did the trinity/the Logos exist in human form before creation, seems that way to me.
     
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    Yes there is a Creator and Preserver God but He works through Nature.
     
  15. Sharikind

    Sharikind Active Member

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    You mean evolution?
     
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    Sharikind Active Member

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    The Word or Logos refers to the preincarnate Jesus. John 1:14>
     
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    Yes; evolution of living things as well as evolution of Brahman (the total energy of the universe).
     
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    So who made nature? Another way of asking is, was a creator involved in the initial figures? It's hard to phrase. In other words, was the primordial soup made, or just there without someone placing it there? Or was more involved with the various forms.
     
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    Flame Heretic Astartes

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    To crush your enemies, see them driven before you, and to hear the lamentation of their women!

    Oh wait.. that is what is best in life. :oops:
     
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    I think the purpose of life is to fall in love.
     
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