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Posted: 20 February 2016 07:27 AM   [ Ignore ]
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After a bit of living and loving and thinking I end up understanding that this is all there is.  I am all right with that, after all there is no alternative. We humans are of this earth and will most likely never leave it alive (or resurrected). The greatest tragedy is that about half of the humans on earth today believe in a personal supernatural creator. Why? Because they believe they are special and they have created a god to confirm their dream-wish-delusion. 
Where would “mankind” be today if it hadn’t been hoodwinked by monotheistic religions (the Big Three).
I look forward to learning what others think of life on earth. We didn’t choose to be born, but we are here. We might like to live forever, but we won’t.

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Posted: 20 February 2016 10:08 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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rdbrunson - 20 February 2016 07:27 AM

After a bit of living and loving and thinking I end up understanding that this is all there is.  I am all right with that, after all there is no alternative. We humans are of this earth and will most likely never leave it alive (or resurrected). The greatest tragedy is that about half of the humans on earth today believe in a personal supernatural creator. Why? Because they believe they are special and they have created a god to confirm their dream-wish-delusion. 
Where would “mankind” be today if it hadn’t been hoodwinked by monotheistic religions (the Big Three).
I look forward to learning what others think of life on earth. We didn’t choose to be born, but we are here. We might like to live forever, but we won’t.

Hi there!  Well, they’re half right they are special, unique, and deserving of fair and kind treatment, every last one.

And of course they’re not created from a handful of dirt and a puff of air or anything else for that matter.

They are all members of our beautifully evolving species.

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Posted: 20 February 2016 11:02 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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Hello AMH, Thanks for commenting.  Certainly evolution can’t be an issue, how we got from there (wherever it was?) to now, is evolution. The “beautifully” part I’m a bit shaky on. With education there is hope.  In Sam Harris’ first book he says that the situation could be changed in a generation if only parents would stop lying to their children. (I think it was Sam Harris?) Creation? The beginning of life was one “creation”, I suppose, but very important to we’uns.  The other “creation”, the Universe, is even more head scratching. When you have all the time in the universe, maybe it is a process of reproduction just like everything else?  Maybe it’s like the seasons? Cheers!

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Posted: 20 February 2016 01:21 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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rdbrunson - 20 February 2016 11:02 AM

Hello AMH, Thanks for commenting.  Certainly evolution can’t be an issue, how we got from there (wherever it was?) to now, is evolution. The “beautifully” part I’m a bit shaky on. With education there is hope.  In Sam Harris’ first book he says that the situation could be changed in a generation if only parents would stop lying to their children. (I think it was Sam Harris?) Creation? The beginning of life was one “creation”, I suppose, but very important to we’uns.  The other “creation”, the Universe, is even more head scratching. When you have all the time in the universe, maybe it is a process of reproduction just like everything else?  Maybe it’s like the seasons? Cheers!

It can be fun to mentally play in “head scratching stuff”. If you like that sort of thing. A lot of members here to engage in inquiry who like learning, teaching, and generally making for fun colloquy.

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