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    Why am I human?

    I've wondered this question since I was very young; why am I human? Why do I exist? Why can't I be nonexistent, be nothing? Why am I not an animal? Why am I not God?

    Yes, strange thoughts I had.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Parcum
    I've wondered this question since I was very young; why am I human? Why do I exist? Why can't I be nonexistent, be nothing? Why am I not an animal? Why am I not God?

    Yes, strange thoughts I had.
    Do you want to share some of what you're smoking?

    My best advice is to live your life the best way you can and don't worry about non-questions like that. If you want to find your place in the universe just look in a mirror and there you are. If you want to know the meaning of life just go to any good dictionary and you'll find it right there as well. No, I'm not being sarcastic. Greater men have gone mad for wanting to find answers to these non-questions.

    Once you realize what I am saying your life will be much better not having to worry about such nonsense.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Charchuk
    Once you realize what I am saying your life will be much better not having to worry about such nonsense.
    I'm assuming you have tried both ways of living and have found that not worrying is better than wondering such things. I for one could not live oblivious to questions as the ones posed by Parcum. I enjoy asking such things and thinking about the possibilities. It just works for me in ways that being care free works for you. Basically what I am saying is that your statement that being worry free is universally "much better" than having to worry is not true just as I know the reverse is not true.
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    I feel a debate on the existance of God coming.
    The search for truth exists on the faulty assumptions that the truth exists, and that you can find it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SilentPoet
    I feel a debate on the existance of God coming.
    shhhhhhhh!
    "A closed mind is much like a closed book...
    both just a block of wood."
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    Quote Originally Posted by SilentPoet
    I feel a debate on the existance of God coming.
    I have no intention of starting such a debate. However I will debate that asking yourself philosophical questions is more entertaining and even necessary to some than it is to others.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Parcum
    I've wondered this question since I was very young; why am I human? Why do I exist? Why can't I be nonexistent, be nothing? Why am I not an animal? Why am I not God?

    Yes, strange thoughts I had.
    i'm glad you ask yourself questions, i'd just add a couple more to that list *cough* (non-disclosed due to subject matter).

    question as often as possible, even if you know the inevitable wrong one is abound; this is how theories are created, this is how great literature is made, this is how anything remotely creative is formed.

    strange thoughts? no, i'm sure every human asks themselves these questions at one point in their life - continues to ask also. it is said that we are all taught to think like socrates from birth. there is some truth in this.

    for one, you are an animal.

    and two, you are a god in a sense. you perceive the world through your eyes and yours alone. it is like that post i created... the kurt vonnegut passage: (post #24) http://www.4forums.com/political/sho...=kurt+vonnegut
    "A closed mind is much like a closed book...
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    Quote Originally Posted by AMD4EVER
    I'm assuming you have tried both ways of living and have found that not worrying is better than wondering such things. I for one could not live oblivious to questions as the ones posed by Parcum. I enjoy asking such things and thinking about the possibilities. It just works for me in ways that being care free works for you. Basically what I am saying is that your statement that being worry free is universally "much better" than having to worry is not true just as I know the reverse is not true.
    Wasting one's life searching for questions which have no answer is a terrible thing. I'd rather live my life instead. Your place in the universe is right where you are currently.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AMD4EVER
    I have no intention of starting such a debate. However I will debate that asking yourself philosophical questions is more entertaining and even necessary to some than it is to others.
    That is for philosophers, not normal people.

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    Gilligan, but I'm not a gorilla, and I beleive in God, so what is it like beign an animal with no salvation?

    Here's another question: Why does this universe exist? Why does everything, God, other dimensions, et cetera exist?
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    Here's another question: Why does this universe exist? Why does everything, God, other dimensions, et cetera exist?
    What kind of answer do you expect?
    The search for truth exists on the faulty assumptions that the truth exists, and that you can find it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Parcum
    Gilligan, but I'm not a gorilla, and I beleive in God, so what is it like beign an animal with no salvation?
    You tell me.

    Here's another question: Why does this universe exist? Why does everything, God, other dimensions, et cetera exist?
    Why not?

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    No answer is nessecary. It's just interesting to think about those questions.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Parcum
    No answer is nessecary. It's just interesting to think about those questions.
    To what purpose?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Charchuk
    Wasting one's life searching for questions which have no answer is a terrible thing. I'd rather live my life instead. Your place in the universe is right where you are currently.
    Indeed if you were to search your entire life for something that had no answer it would be a terrible thing in theory. But what if this search was the only thing that allowed you to truely live? This is basically what religion is all about. At least 70% of all the people on the planet are searching for something that doesn't exist yet they are only truely living when they are on this search. Do you think that all Christians are really wasting their lives praising God if Hinduism is the correct religion? I would think not as it is simply the act of beliving and searching that allows them to live.
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