Death

Is there a god? What is the meaning of life?
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JonyDarko wrote:
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I'm okay with that, trust that and don't need to understand it any further.


I think that is called blind faith.


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I don't believe there is a god (small "g").

People and things die because things happen...

You forget to water your plants, they die.

The strains of the earth create earthquakes, people die.

Pilot or maintenance crew error - people in planes or on boats etc die.

Wrong place, wrong time - people die.

Idiot drives drunk - people die.

Drug overdose - people die.

Catch whatever disease is going around - people, plants and animals die.

No god fixes things - people fix things through science, hard work, perseverance and trial and error.

There is no life after death. When you're gone, you're part of history.
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grammafreddy wrote: There is no life after death. When you're gone, you're part of history.


That's certainly one possibility.
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It is pretty much the only one with any evidence to support it.
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Nibs wrote:It is pretty much the only one with any evidence to support it.


Interesting. What evidence is that?
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tic toc, tic toc, tic toc ...
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OK, no evidence ( either way in fact - but then, I never made such a claim one way or the other ).
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Would this be a good time to throw in "reincarnation" and start discussing "evidence"?
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Queen K wrote:Would this be a good time to throw in "reincarnation" and start discussing "evidence"?



Ya got some for that ?
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No. Does anyone?
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Queen K wrote:No. Does anyone?


I doubt it. At least, none that would be generally and universally agreed upon. We need to remember, however, that evidence is not the same thing as proof and that evidence is subject to interpretation – even in a Court of law. I’m not going to make a claim one way or the other. What I believe isn’t important – at least not to anyone else who doesn’t really care what I believe. What I do find humorous, though, is the attempts by some to use science and logic to discredit the beliefs of those whose beliefs cannot be proven or disproven by science or logic.
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Queen K wrote:No. Does anyone?


Just google it, there are many stories of people, even children, describing places and events from the past that they would never have any knowledge of. Then there are the millions of sightings of ghosts, but of course some will say every last sighting was a weather balloon... hold it, that's UFO's... :127:
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On reincarnation:
A Buddha asked
"If you blow out a candle, and relight it
Is it a new flame or is it the same flame."

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