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Posted 2/17/09

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well if there is no god whats the point in life?

wow, ur opinion is so flat out.... hahahaha....
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Posted 2/18/09

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-IRONMAN- wrote:

well if there is no god whats the point in life?


It's up to the individual to decide what their life means to them.

If there is a god then what's the point in life? To be a tool to carry out their will, or to be entertainment for them to pass the time? I'd much rather live a meaningless life than live as someone's puppet.


then what happens when you die?
Posted 2/18/09

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Cuddlebuns wrote:


-IRONMAN- wrote:

well if there is no god whats the point in life?


It's up to the individual to decide what their life means to them.

If there is a god then what's the point in life? To be a tool to carry out their will, or to be entertainment for them to pass the time? I'd much rather live a meaningless life than live as someone's puppet.


then what happens when you die?


How should we know? We're all alive.
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Posted 2/18/09

cerisey wrote:


-IRONMAN- wrote:


Cuddlebuns wrote:


-IRONMAN- wrote:

well if there is no god whats the point in life?


It's up to the individual to decide what their life means to them.

If there is a god then what's the point in life? To be a tool to carry out their will, or to be entertainment for them to pass the time? I'd much rather live a meaningless life than live as someone's puppet.


then what happens when you die?


How should we know? We're all alive.


suppose you die right know, then its the end of the story. not if you believe in God because when you believe in God, there would be no end, in some sense its eternal
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Posted 2/18/09 , edited 2/18/09

-IRONMAN- wrote:


Cuddlebuns wrote:


-IRONMAN- wrote:

well if there is no god whats the point in life?


It's up to the individual to decide what their life means to them.

If there is a god then what's the point in life? To be a tool to carry out their will, or to be entertainment for them to pass the time? I'd much rather live a meaningless life than live as someone's puppet.


then what happens when you die?


When I die, my body will decompose and the complex series of chemical and electrical signals that make up my conscience, memory, knowledge, etc will stop and convert into some other type of energy (heat I'm guessing) and I cease to exist forever. But if you believe in an afterlife, then there's more for you to look forward to.

The fact that I will no longer exist someday makes me more able to appreciate the fact that I exist today.
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Posted 2/18/09

Cuddlebuns wrote:


-IRONMAN- wrote:


Cuddlebuns wrote:


-IRONMAN- wrote:

well if there is no god whats the point in life?


It's up to the individual to decide what their life means to them.

If there is a god then what's the point in life? To be a tool to carry out their will, or to be entertainment for them to pass the time? I'd much rather live a meaningless life than live as someone's puppet.


then what happens when you die?


When I die, my body will decompose and the complex series of chemical and electrical signals that make up my conscience, memory, knowledge, etc will stop and convert into some other type of energy (heat I'm guessing) and I cease to exist forever. But if you believe in an afterlife, then there's more for you to look forward to.



that's you why its more meaningful, you don't believe and when you are about to die, you try to look back into your past before completely disappearing. you believe and when you are about to die, you look ahead knowing that there is more to life then just this, that there is life after death.
Posted 2/18/09

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cerisey wrote:


-IRONMAN- wrote:


Cuddlebuns wrote:


-IRONMAN- wrote:

well if there is no god whats the point in life?


It's up to the individual to decide what their life means to them.

If there is a god then what's the point in life? To be a tool to carry out their will, or to be entertainment for them to pass the time? I'd much rather live a meaningless life than live as someone's puppet.


then what happens when you die?


How should we know? We're all alive.


suppose you die right know, then its the end of the story. not if you believe in God because when you believe in God, there would be no end, in some sense its eternal


But we don't know that, we're all alive. That's all I said, never brought God or anything into it, I was just pointing out nobody can truly answer your question. Unless you have died before and been granted eternal life and the question was rhetorical, I see no logic in what you are saying :/
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Posted 2/18/09

cerisey wrote:


-IRONMAN- wrote:


cerisey wrote:


-IRONMAN- wrote:


Cuddlebuns wrote:


-IRONMAN- wrote:

well if there is no god whats the point in life?


It's up to the individual to decide what their life means to them.

If there is a god then what's the point in life? To be a tool to carry out their will, or to be entertainment for them to pass the time? I'd much rather live a meaningless life than live as someone's puppet.


then what happens when you die?


How should we know? We're all alive.


suppose you die right know, then its the end of the story. not if you believe in God because when you believe in God, there would be no end, in some sense its eternal


But we don't know that, we're all alive. That's all I said, never brought God or anything into it, I was just pointing out nobody can truly answer your question. Unless you have died before and been granted eternal life and the question was rhetorical, I see no logic in what you are saying :/


some things can't be explained through logic, its just the way it is
Posted 2/18/09

-IRONMAN- wrote:


cerisey wrote:


-IRONMAN- wrote:


cerisey wrote:


-IRONMAN- wrote:


Cuddlebuns wrote:


-IRONMAN- wrote:

well if there is no god whats the point in life?


It's up to the individual to decide what their life means to them.

If there is a god then what's the point in life? To be a tool to carry out their will, or to be entertainment for them to pass the time? I'd much rather live a meaningless life than live as someone's puppet.


then what happens when you die?


How should we know? We're all alive.


suppose you die right know, then its the end of the story. not if you believe in God because when you believe in God, there would be no end, in some sense its eternal


But we don't know that, we're all alive. That's all I said, never brought God or anything into it, I was just pointing out nobody can truly answer your question. Unless you have died before and been granted eternal life and the question was rhetorical, I see no logic in what you are saying :/


some things can't be explained through logic, its just the way it is


Yes, because we haven't witnessed death in any way to know what it's like or what happens. That was a really lazy response
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Posted 2/18/09

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that's you why its more meaningful, you don't believe and when you are about to die, you try to look back into your past before completely disappearing. you believe and when you are about to die, you look ahead knowing that there is more to life then just this, that there is life after death.


I have no idea if you were agreeing with me or not, so I'll add this:

If someone believes in an afterlife, then once they reach the end of their current life they have no reason to care since they will just start a new, eternal life somewhere else, making their current life meaningless. For someone who doesn't believe, once they are about to die they will reflect on their life and (hopefully) appreciate the fact that they got to experience it, giving it meaning. Even if that meaning dies with them, it's still there while they are alive.
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Cuddlebuns wrote:


-IRONMAN- wrote:

that's you why its more meaningful, you don't believe and when you are about to die, you try to look back into your past before completely disappearing. you believe and when you are about to die, you look ahead knowing that there is more to life then just this, that there is life after death.


I have no idea if you were agreeing with me or not, so I'll add this:

If someone believes in an afterlife, then once they reach the end of their current life they have no reason to care since they will just start a new, eternal life somewhere else, making their current life meaningless. For someone who doesn't believe, once they are about to die they will reflect on their life and (hopefully) appreciate the fact that they got to experience it, giving it meaning. Even if that meaning dies with them, it's still there while they are alive.


if this life was of no meaning i would've committed suicide 10 years ago, but what I'm trying to say that if you believe that there is a life after this life that you have cherished for so long, wouldn't it be more meaningful, rather then emptiness after death?
Posted 2/18/09
I believe having a little faith in some higher being or digging into your spirituality to get through life is a good thing, but it can be only taken to a certain extent before it starts harming you and those around. I think balancing your faith (Whatever it may be), lifestyle and friendships will lead to a more fulfilling life and as for the end, only those before us know whats in store for those who pass on into the eternal slumber.
Posted 2/18/09

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Cuddlebuns wrote:


-IRONMAN- wrote:

that's you why its more meaningful, you don't believe and when you are about to die, you try to look back into your past before completely disappearing. you believe and when you are about to die, you look ahead knowing that there is more to life then just this, that there is life after death.


I have no idea if you were agreeing with me or not, so I'll add this:

If someone believes in an afterlife, then once they reach the end of their current life they have no reason to care since they will just start a new, eternal life somewhere else, making their current life meaningless. For someone who doesn't believe, once they are about to die they will reflect on their life and (hopefully) appreciate the fact that they got to experience it, giving it meaning. Even if that meaning dies with them, it's still there while they are alive.


if this life was of no meaning i would've committed suicide 10 years ago, but what I'm trying to say that if you believe that there is a life after this life that you have cherished for so long, wouldn't it be more meaningful, rather then emptiness after death?


personal preference perhaps? (ooh, alliteration)
It depends how you look at it really, one view (on emptiness after death) could be that there is less point, because all of what you have done will be lost when you die. (Hence why some people go to the effort of becoming famous so their name lives on after them) While another person could see that it makes their life more meaningful, because without the afterlife they feel the need to push themselves more, and live life to it's fullest. It gives more meaning for this stage alone, because all of your expectations are in this stage. Maybe... If that makes sense >.>
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Posted 2/18/09

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if this life was of no meaning i would've committed suicide 10 years ago, but what I'm trying to say that if you believe that there is a life after this life that you have cherished for so long, wouldn't it be more meaningful, rather then emptiness after death?


Like I said earlier, meaning is subjective. Either way you wont care about this life after you die (if you cease to exist you aren't able to care, and if you have eternal life afterward you have no reason to care). I wouldn't consider it to be "more" meaningful, just that the meaning would continue to exist after you die. If you don't have an afterlife, but still leave an impression on people so that they remember you after you die, then in that sense the meaning of your life continues to live on.

What I'm trying to say is that non-believers appreciate their current lives more because they know it's all they have, in the same way that a kid who doesn't have many toys will take care of them better and appreciate them more. Believers would be more like kids who get tons of toys, they enjoy them but don't really appreciate them or take care of them as well as the other kid, because they know that they can always get more if they break or get lost or whatever.
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Posted 2/18/09

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I believe having a little faith in some higher being or digging into your spirituality to get through life is a good thing, but it can be only taken to a certain extent before it starts harming you and those around. I think balancing your faith (Whatever it may be), lifestyle and friendships will lead to a more fulfilling life and as for the end, only those before us know whats in store for those who pass on into the eternal slumber.


How could digging into your spirituality harm others? if you maybe a christian for example, and you dug in to your faith and doing what Jesus told you to do (love one another, etc) it won't harm anyone maybe it will even do the opposite to harm
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