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Do you ever think that...
December 11, 2011
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...this planet is punishment for something you did somewhere else?

I don't usually believe in metaphysical things like this, but sometimes it makes me wonder.

I don't believe what I believe because it's what I desire to believe. I believe what I believe because it's what science, evidence, and logic causes me to believe.

December 11, 2011
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No.

"it is easy to grow crazy"

December 11, 2011
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"at1with0" wrote: No.

Why do you think "no" though?

Even though (you know) I don't like you, I'd still like to know...why do you think "no?"

I don't believe what I believe because it's what I desire to believe. I believe what I believe because it's what science, evidence, and logic causes me to believe.

December 11, 2011
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No.

Every one who is seriously involved in the pursuit of science becomes convinced that a spirit is manifest in the laws of the Universe-a spirit vastly superior to that of man. - Albert Einstein

December 11, 2011
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First, the answer is no, secondly do you think you are being punished EH? Punished by who?

December 11, 2011
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"greeney2" wrote: First, the answer is no, secondly do you think you are being punished EH? Punished by who?

I don't actually believe this. It's just hypothetical question. I'm curious to see what others may think about it.

I don't believe what I believe because it's what I desire to believe. I believe what I believe because it's what science, evidence, and logic causes me to believe.

December 11, 2011
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"frrostedman" wrote: No.

Laugh

Please, elaborate.

I don't believe what I believe because it's what I desire to believe. I believe what I believe because it's what science, evidence, and logic causes me to believe.

December 12, 2011
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Same question back at you EH, elaborate your hypothetical thinking. Why would you "wonder" at all, if you didn't believe in metaphysics or God, and who would be punishing anyone if that was the case?

December 12, 2011
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Well, the reason I "wonder" is because life on this planet can be so screwed up a lot of the time, and I feel like I don't deserve it. But...you can pretty much chalk that up to "that's life"..."trials and tribulations" and all that. But...

Sometimes I feel like an alien...like I'm on a-whole-nother level than this place. And perhaps that's just the natural arrogance in me saying that, but this life just seems to be too petty. The whole daily grind of the endless pursuit of money to survive...spending most of your waking hours trying to earn it, and not enough time to enjoy it, then you die and can't take any of it with you. It's just stupid. We should all be naked on a beach.

I don't believe what I believe because it's what I desire to believe. I believe what I believe because it's what science, evidence, and logic causes me to believe.

December 12, 2011
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"event_horizon" wrote: ...this planet is punishment for something you did somewhere else?

I don't usually believe in metaphysical things like this, but sometimes it makes me wonder.

I have actually wondered that before..like, we are some kind of insane aylum or hopsital for the fooked up ones

but truly..life is what you make it..and also...not

http://marilee.us/desiderata.html

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What is this Wonka, some kind of funhouse?
Why? Are you having fun?
A little nonsense now and then is relished by the wisest men.
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