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We're just ANIMALS
so get over it and get on with living your life.
… Perhaps it is just me, but I'd be wary of anyone whose belief system is the only thing standing between them and repulsive behavior. …
“”. . . imagine a puddle waking up one morning and thinking, 'This is an interesting world I find myself in, an interesting hole I find myself in, fits me rather neatly, doesn't it? In fact it fits me staggeringly well, must have been made to have me in it!' This is such a powerful idea that as the sun rises in the sky and the air heats up and as, gradually, the puddle gets smaller and smaller, it's still frantically hanging on to the notion that everything's going to be alright, because this world was meant to have him in it, was built to have him in it; so the moment he disappears catches him rather by surprise. I think this may be something we need to be on the watch out for.
| —Speech at Digital Biota 2, Cambridge, UK, 1998, As quoted in Richard Dawkins' Eulogy for Douglas Adams
If God exists and has the set of ultimate and perfect attributes normally ascribed to him by theologians then human life, no matter how distinguished, is but a redundant and tedious exercise. Contrary to popular opinion, it is God's existence -- not his lack --which would render human life meaningless. For, why should I quest for knowledge when by assumption there is a being who has already figured out every thing that can be figured out? All my work will, in the final analysis, only be a vain duplication of that which god knew from the beginning of time. Therefore seeking knowledge amounts, paradoxically, to a fools errand.
In a like way, why should I quest for power if there is already a being who has this in infinite quantity. It will have been an entirely unnecessary exercise, because God can do anything I could ever achieve and more without any undue effort. All I need to do is ask god to place me on his cosmic dole, so that any need for knowledge, power or anything else for that matter can simply be given to me. That way I avoid the redundant actions of life that seem to be the only thing I am capable of in the first place.
For that matter, why even bother to exercise thought. (I know some xtians have already abandoned this) If I think and that action corroborates my being by the Cartesian argument, then god's existence invalidates my need for thinking. I am left to conclude that I am simply here to go through motions which god would like to be played out for his own amusement. So in answer to the famous question, "Am I here for your amusement?" the answer from God is a resounding "YES"!
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Unfortunately, I am one of those really annoying people who has no great knowledge of anything, but a little knowledge of everything. In addition I have strong opinions on some of the things about which I know nothing. I suspect that this makes me fairly representative of much of the world's population. I apologise in advance for any iggerance which shows through my comments.
I don't find some of the humour on the site really funny: "Edit Wars" and "Ho! Ho! - I blocked you" in particular do not amuse and I will not retaliate or, generally, comment.
Went within a couple of miles of here a dozen times and never knew it was there! Me being a lass of dark hair & not averse to the ladies!
Stuff I did