theCoz
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Why Are We Here?

Tue Dec 21, 2004 11:04 am

What is the purpose of life?
 
IHadAPheo
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RE: Why Are We Here?

Tue Dec 21, 2004 11:13 am

to quote deep thought


"42"


or

To try to learn from each other, enjoy life and visit a.net often

IHAP

[Edited 2004-12-21 03:18:28]
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IHadAPheo

Tue Dec 21, 2004 11:16 am

Be careful, IHAP, you know what happened the last time... Big grin
 
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RE: Why Are We Here?

Tue Dec 21, 2004 12:14 pm

To contemplate the meaning of life, and argue with each other over our interpretations of readingd of tea leaves and navel lint.

Your purpose is your own. Figure out what you want to do, do it, pay your taxes, die. Thats about it.
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RE: Why Are We Here?

Tue Dec 21, 2004 12:14 pm

To flamebait each other on the Non-av forum???  Big grin

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RE: Why Are We Here?

Tue Dec 21, 2004 12:23 pm

I thought it was mentioned in the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy.  Confused
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RE: Why Are We Here?

Tue Dec 21, 2004 1:06 pm

To see if Northwest ever does really get rid of those DC9's Big grin
 
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RE: Why Are We Here?

Tue Dec 21, 2004 3:41 pm

But they could't remember the original question in Hitchhiker and they needed to build an expressway anyway.

Simply put, our existence on this rock is futile according to Hitchhikers Guide. Big grin

Or, to paraphrase Animaniacs: Waiting for an end to pestilence, and famine, and pestilence. Until then, I'm just browsing.

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RE: Why Are We Here?

Tue Dec 21, 2004 4:14 pm

Well, if we're good enough during our life... we get to go to a little place called SXM (aka: Heaven).

-Mike
 
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Simple Answer

Tue Dec 21, 2004 4:32 pm

"Why are we here"

Plain and simple: Cause our mommies and daddies decided to go at it unprotected one night, and they just might have had the intent of having a child.

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RE: Why Are We Here?

Tue Dec 21, 2004 4:56 pm

British soldiers in WW2 have found the solution and expressed it in a song (goes to the tune of Auld Lang Syne):

"We´re here because we´re here because we´re here because we´re here! We´re here because we´re here because we´re here because we´re here; we´re here because we´re here because we´re here because we´re here, we´re here because were here because we´re here because we´re here!"

This says it all, doesn´t it?!  Wink/being sarcastic

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RE: Why Are We Here?

Tue Dec 21, 2004 5:21 pm

Why ?

Because.

Signed

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RE: Why Are We Here?

Tue Dec 21, 2004 6:50 pm

-To become an airline Pilot
-To commune with my 2nd family here on A.NET  Big grin

PS. Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the number of moments that take our breath away.
 
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RE: Why Are We Here?

Tue Dec 21, 2004 6:54 pm

Why am I here?

That was the same question Gkirk asked when he woke up with rubber up his a$$ in Jasepl's bed after a wet evening at the pub  Big grin

[Edited 2004-12-21 10:56:52]
 
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RE: Why Are We Here?

Tue Dec 21, 2004 6:58 pm

Monty Python made an entire film on the subject many years ago, and still you ask...  Smile

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RE: Why Are We Here?

Tue Dec 21, 2004 6:59 pm

OYRJA,

That was the same question Gkirk asked when he woke up with rubber up his a$$ in Jasepl's bed after a wet evening at the pub.

Wasn't there a sheep also involved in there, somewhere?  Big grin
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RE: Why Are We Here?

Tue Dec 21, 2004 7:39 pm


The purpose of life is to obey to God, to spread its law, and get its great recompense if we succeed in that great mission.

Life is nothing but a "passport" to a everlasting existance, in peace or in punishment, God bless all  Big grin The result depends on what we did during the exam; the current life, "below" !!!
 
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RE: Why Are We Here?

Tue Dec 21, 2004 11:27 pm

The purpose of life is to obey to God, to spread its law, and get its great recompense if we succeed in that great mission.

How do you know you picked the right God?

If we all spend less time trying to figure out WHY we're here we'd get alot more done...

 Smile
 
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RE: Why Are We Here?

Tue Dec 21, 2004 11:30 pm

Once we decide who has the best livery can we only then proceed to answer the meaning of life.

Priorities !!!


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RE: Why Are We Here?

Tue Dec 21, 2004 11:39 pm

the meaning of life.....

the meaning of life.....it's here so we could ask what the meaning of life is....so we could figure it out.....
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RE: Why Are We Here?

Wed Dec 22, 2004 12:37 am

To eat, sleep and breed and make war on our neighbors. And when we get too old to sire sons anymore the tribe is free to disembowel us and read their future in our guts.

Ever turn off an old-fashioned television set and watch the gun narrow down to the center of the tube and leave a white spot there for ten minutes or so?

Well the famous "light at the end of the tunnel" is sort of like that. As we die and our flashbulb in an eternity of darkness is coming to an end, the light we see is just the last of our perceptions narrowed down like that before we wink out forever.

At least that is what I hope for.
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RE: Why Are We Here?

Wed Dec 22, 2004 5:57 am

The meaning of life is to drink beer.... Smile
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RE: Why Are We Here?

Wed Dec 22, 2004 10:08 am

We're here to have the best time possible in a sh!tty world...at least that's how i see it. But to get a little more serious, i don't think there's any purpose to life except to actually live it......if you figure it out then let me know, coz then i'll have to get you working on figuring out women!!! That's the holy grail right there, hehe

Cheers
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RE: Why Are We Here?

Wed Dec 22, 2004 10:36 am

Skysurfer: then i'll have to get you working on figuring out women!!!

Ya, now, chicks are what I've given up trying to figure out. Life is so so simple compared to trying to figure out a woman.

I guess trying to define the meaning of life, is like trying to define everything with one ambiguous word.

I'm too lazy to explain.

Anyway, my opinion is that the meaning of life is struggle. That's as specific as I can get to defining something so ambiguous.

I believe that there is a God, because it makes more sense to me. I also believe that the planet is billions of years old, not thousands. I'm rambling.

Thom@s: Monty Python made an entire film on the subject many years ago, and still you ask...

Ya I couldn't figure the movie out either. It was hysterical.

Ts-ior: The result depends on what we did during the exam; the current life


I believe that life is a test. Everyone is trying to prove something, whether to God, to people, or to themselves.


Greg:
Plain and simple: Cause our mommies and daddies decided to go at it unprotected one night, and they just might have had the intent of having a child.

Greg


Probably the most reasonable answer I've seen.


But of course, we all know the meaning is 42  Big grin


 
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RE: Why Are We Here?

Wed Dec 22, 2004 11:31 am

It is a shame that nost people here have not tried to provide a serious answer to Thecoz question...which leads me to think that certainly those who have replied with jokes and funny comments have no idea whatsoever about the meaning of life.

By the way, I certainly still can't get it right myself, why the hard work, why to spend too many years studying, working, raising children, seeking for love, finding love, suffering the break ups, etc, etc, etc, if, the only thing we have for sure is our death?

Of course the religious argument tries to tell us the reason, but still for some of us, even God believers (I'm Catholic), can´t understand why God keeps on playing dices with our lives.

Juan
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RE: Why Are We Here?

Wed Dec 22, 2004 1:03 pm

Juanr: Maybe it's because most people believe that there is no meaning to life except to live it as best we can? Sure, people can cite god and religion as a reason and that's totally understandable, but for those who are atheists or aren't sure about religion then they have to think about other things. Sometimes i've asked myself if there's a meaning to life, but as i keep saying i belive it's just there to be lived. I guess being happy could be classed as the meaning of life, but then what defines happy...a successful career, a good family, lots of money? Or is it being miserable (to some people)? Every person has their own ideas about what it means to them so i don't think it'll ever be pinned down. Maybe some things are just never meant to be answered...who knows. I believe the most important thing is the fact that we're here, right now living and trying to make the most of the situations we find ourselves in. Of course, everyone will think differently and this is just my opinion, but good luck on trying to figure it out.

Cheers


[Edited 2004-12-22 05:11:37]
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RE: Why Are We Here?

Wed Dec 22, 2004 11:02 pm

Airplay,

Anyway, there's only one God, so you should pick the right, the unique one Big grin
 
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RE: Why Are We Here?

Wed Dec 22, 2004 11:11 pm

Airplay,

Anyway, there's only one God, so you should pick the right, the unique one ,/i.

What if your like me and think that there is no God?  Big grin
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RE: Why Are We Here?

Thu Dec 23, 2004 2:38 am

Like IHAP said, 42.............
 
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RE: Why Are We Here?

Thu Dec 23, 2004 2:59 am

A quick lesson in comparative theology for those who need it:

  • Jews don't recognize Jesus Christ as the Messiah.

  • Protestants don't recognize the Pope as the head of the Christian faith.

  • Mormons don't recognize each other when they meet in the casino at Wendover.


  • My apologies here to anyone I did not offend Smile
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    RE: Why Are We Here?

    Thu Dec 23, 2004 3:47 am

    My biggest question...why are we dying to live if were just living to die?
     
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    RE: Why Are We Here?

    Thu Dec 23, 2004 4:20 am

    We are here, objectively, simply to propagate the species. If you are asking about the meaning as to why we are here, then your guess is as good as mine, or Douglas Adams.
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