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Message 5 of 1677 (838963)
08-31-2018 9:55 AM


I believe that all airline pilots should be required to be un-repentant sinners so when rapture happens someone can land the plane.

"You were not there for the beginning. You will not be there for the end. Your knowledge of what is going on can only be superficial and relative" William S. Burroughs

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Message 735 of 1677 (842490)
11-01-2018 5:06 PM
Reply to: Message 703 by Straggler
10-29-2018 5:37 PM


Re: Giving It All Up and Urging Everyone To Do Likewise
How would one know it was God doing the commanding and not some form of psychosis?

"You were not there for the beginning. You will not be there for the end. Your knowledge of what is going on can only be superficial and relative" William S. Burroughs

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Message 1289 of 1677 (846218)
12-31-2018 2:28 PM
Reply to: Message 1284 by Straggler
12-31-2018 1:32 AM


Straggler writes:

Why is there something rather than nothing?

Because something wants to exist. Otherwise it would be the other and we would not be pondering this. Thats my guess.

Of course it could be completely arbitrary as well.

According to some scientist something exist because it can not be any other way.
That is just how it is. There is no such thing as nothing.

Take your pick.


"You were not there for the beginning. You will not be there for the end. Your knowledge of what is going on can only be superficial and relative" William S. Burroughs

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Message 1298 of 1677 (846270)
01-02-2019 11:47 AM
Reply to: Message 1295 by AZPaul3
12-31-2018 8:12 PM


AZPaul writes:

All I get for life, the universe and everything is 42.


Hi AZ Paul
42 is as good enough answer as any other.

Straggler asked why is there something rather than nothing.

Perhaps the answer is there is no such thing as nothing.
Or there is something because something wants to exist.
Or 42.
I have given up on trying to reconcile God with reality. I choose to believe in God at times because it comforts me. (42) why not! I have nothing but a fragile faith and arbitrary absurdity to wash it down with.


"You were not there for the beginning. You will not be there for the end. Your knowledge of what is going on can only be superficial and relative" William S. Burroughs

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Message 1310 of 1677 (846305)
01-03-2019 10:46 AM
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01-02-2019 5:28 PM


Everclear
Hi AZPaul,

I'd say I am already there.
(My background) I am what folks call a cultural Catholic.
I do not NEED religion to provide certainty because I am smart enough to know that is a bunch of hooey. I do however feel that despite the universe being arbitrary and absurd we all must on some level go on with our lives in the face of such nihilistic thoughts. Some commit suicide, some drink or do drugs as a distraction. Some lead a hedonistic, epicurean life, some folks simply choose not the think about it or become deluded by religion. Existence/universe/reality/ is ironic and imo, if we embrace that then the pressure is kind of off, we can be honest about it and have a laugh. Stop taking shit so seriously and get on with living these moments. God knows I try.
Everclear will work but not a panacea.
EvC has shaped alot of how I view things today and is the reason I still keep reading and posting on here. And you AZPaul are one of the most knowlegeable people I have read when it comes to the bible/scriptures/religions.

I do not think humans will ever have a certain answer about our existence but I do agree with Shakespeare:

There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio,
Than are dreamt of in your philosophy.
- Hamlet (1.5.167-8), Hamlet to Horatio


"You were not there for the beginning. You will not be there for the end. Your knowledge of what is going on can only be superficial and relative" William S. Burroughs

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