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#1    Saru

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Posted 16 March 2011 - 09:27 AM

Purpose of human existence
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William Lane Craig and Christopher Hitchens answer a question on the purpose of human existence.




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Posted 16 March 2011 - 09:34 AM

Crackpots. Why must everybody need a purpose? Life is life.

It just it.


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Posted 16 March 2011 - 09:34 AM

Personally, I don't believe there is one!

There are things known, and things unknown and in between are the Doors!

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Posted 16 March 2011 - 10:27 AM

I agree, life doesn't even need a purpose, its already complete, but people have to make one up bcause they feel lost. Then here's something you can do with your time: find your inner peace and leave other people alone:)

Edited by Evilution13, 16 March 2011 - 10:30 AM.


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Posted 16 March 2011 - 10:48 AM

My favorite 'quote' about 'purpose' is from the comic strip "Peanuts"...

Linus and his sister Lucy are talking...
(After a long discussion)

Linus: We were put here on this Earth to help others.
Lucy: (Long pause) What were the others put here for?

Edited by Taun, 16 March 2011 - 10:49 AM.


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Posted 16 March 2011 - 10:56 AM

I agree with "The one known simply as L"
Best comment I've read on here in awhile...

I also wonder why everyone needs a 'purpose'. I admire animals, they don't look for a purpose, they simply "live". Of course some of you will probably say because they 'can't.

But maybe that's a good thing. Since YOU are the one being depressed and seeing "no point" in life. Animals don't need that silly stuff.


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Posted 16 March 2011 - 11:00 AM

Like our distant cousins, the animals, I believe our main purpose is to survive.  There may be higher purposes, certainly. But, leaving aside beliefs in a possible afterlife, we obviously can't explore these avenues unless we are living and our species thrives.

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Posted 16 March 2011 - 11:58 AM

Life without purpose is like an useless object, a robot.
Even a small plant has a purpose is to filter the air for us.
The first purpose is to bring joy to your family.
Second is to take care of your parents (when they get old).
Third would be contribution to the society.

Beside that, if you think you don't have any purpose but a waste of resource and energy, or bring destruction, then there is no point in continue to live.


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Posted 16 March 2011 - 01:02 PM

there is no purpose.......we are pretty much hitchin a ride........our planet is a vessel...........most ground and sea creatures are kepping us alive(they are our hosts)........as far as  i can see........their pretty much sitting back waiting to see just how quickly we screw it up   :)

Edited by cluey, 16 March 2011 - 01:02 PM.

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Posted 16 March 2011 - 03:04 PM

View PostSaru, on 16 March 2011 - 09:27 AM, said:

Purpose of human existence
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Click here to watch video - 07:32s

William Lane Craig and Christopher Hitchens answer a question on the purpose of human existence.


              Human existance is " School" to learn and achieve knowlege.

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Posted 16 March 2011 - 03:29 PM

meaning in life derives from having compassion within oneself for others, knowing pain and suffering, the happiness and joy of creating life with a partner, the simplistic joys of birdsong or smelling a blossom, the giving and sharing of thoughts with others, in recognising life to be the ultimate gift given to us, creating our own story as we while away our human years fraught with trials and tribulations. the ultimate purpose is the end of our story which remains the great unknown to us while we are living. this life is a journey, a one-way journey, a suicide mission and our only true purpose is to fulfil our destiny by dying in the end having gained knowledge and experiences and thereby having filled purpose for human existence. am i talking rubbish again? someone pull the plug!


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Posted 16 March 2011 - 09:16 PM

life has a purpose. If u say life doesnt have purpose , its like saying things happen for no reason (absurd)


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Posted 16 March 2011 - 10:02 PM

View PostSolarPlexus, on 16 March 2011 - 09:16 PM, said:

life has a purpose. If u say life doesnt have purpose , its like saying things happen for no reason (absurd)


posting that comment and not answering the question yourself is also bordering on absurd.....................please explain   :)

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Posted 17 March 2011 - 01:40 AM

View Postcluey, on 16 March 2011 - 10:02 PM, said:

posting that comment and not answering the question yourself is also bordering on absurd.....................please explain   :)
Why do you think your parents gave birth to you? If you can answer why, you've already got your purpose


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Posted 17 March 2011 - 02:20 AM

the purpose is to live life to the fullest...in joy. life is just a ride





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