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#1
Just had a weird thought.

Do you think that if there was a god, he'd feel like it's all pointless, and doesn't have a purpose? Because if in the beginning there was nothing, and nothing needs nothing to continue being nothing, everything can only be for him, and he can only give purpose out.
He'd probably be like "what's the point in anything" most of the time.


It's like how a clock has a purpose, but the time-teller doesn't kinda thing.

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#3
God amuses himself by playing with his creations.

Kinda like a kid playing alone with legos, lost in his imagination. In reality, we're all just stories thought up in the imagination of a higher being.
#5
if there is a god, i would say he/she/it's probably advanced beyond human emotions, and probably isnt anything like what people say he/she/it is.
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Well then his purpose is to give purpose.



And that's our purpose if you're and atheist. Which i am

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#7
God's purpose is to watch and laugh at us. Think of you've been framed... except god's just sat there watching it constantly.
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#8
that's interesting, man. Never thought about that. I always saw the guy/girl as like what Futurame showed, haha. He's all knowing and so forth but he has those problems. Like everyone looks to him but can he really always just make everythign good happen. When you do things right, people won't be sure you've done anything at all.
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#9
He probably just watches porn all day.

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#11
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if there is a god, i would say he/she/it's probably advanced beyond human emotions, and probably isnt anything like what people say he/she/it is.

+1. If there is a god, then he's a being beyond human comprehension.
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#14
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I would feel like I don't have a purpose if I didn't exist, too.

/stubborn opinion.



Doesn't matter though, i don't believe either. Still fun.

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#15
God DOESN'T feel like he hasn't a purpose. If you feel like you don't have a purpose then it's because of your separation from God. Trust me, I know...
#16
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God DOESN'T feel like he hasn't a purpose. If you feel like you don't have a purpose then it's because of your separation from God. Trust me, I know...



You can't and don't know anything about this. Nobody can.

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#17
Depends entirely of your interpretation of God.
''God'' doesn't have to be a being necessarily... I mean we call him the creator, but he could just as well be some sort of force, or a spark that resulted in a chain reaction leading to this point in time.
Some people also see God as emotions they emit, e.g. Love, happiness etc.

Point is... If God's a force... he's not gonna give a shit about anything.
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#18
[quote="'-[NiL"]-']Give him some of what you're smoking.

Well said
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#20
Firstly, thats some awesome shit ur on.

Also, it is likely that the existence of god, and any aspects related to it are beyond the human scope of comprehension. It is likely that it is biologically impossible or our brains to grasp concepts associated with any of the worldly or other-worldly purposes of god or god's existential being.
#21
Let's break this down:

You are a teeny tiny little microbe standing on a speck we call Earth. Earth revolves around an exponentially small glimmer of light called our Sun. Several of these "Suns" make up this hopeless little nugget of light called the Milky Way, which it and others like it group together, and even those large groups come together. Bring THOSE together and there you have it: The Universe. Floating like a hopeless snowflake next to all the others. That is just our dimension.

Point: There is no point to life, and God doesn't exist. Our universe can't even make a notable impression on this dimension, let alone this plane of existance. Don't take it negitavely, though. All that means is you can concentrate on making YOUR life meaningful to YOU, and no one else. In the end that's all there is to it
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#22
I read a book (fiction) recently that had a very interesting idea. It was that any god is ultimately betrayed by its worshipers, because people will commit all manner of atrocities in that gods name (think Christianity and the Crusades). And so the only way for the god to "save" itself from its own followers is to turn its back on them. The people who were once worshipers, then - feeling betrayed themselves, because their god no longer intervenes on their behalf - stop worshiping it, and without this the god ceases to exist.
#23
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Let's break this down:

You are a teeny tiny little microbe standing on a speck we call Earth. Earth revolves around an exponentially small glimmer of light called our Sun. Several of these "Suns" make up this hopeless little nugget of light called the Milky Way, which it and others like it group together, and even those large groups come together. Bring THOSE together and there you have it: The Universe. Floating like a hopeless snowflake next to all the others. That is just our dimension.

Point: There is no point to life, and God doesn't exist. Our universe can't even make a notable impression on this dimension, let alone this plane of existance. Don't take it negitavely, though. All that means is you can concentrate on making YOUR life meaningful to YOU, and no one else. In the end that's all there is to it



That's the philosophy I follow already.

It's cool when other people say things like that, though.

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#24
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That's the philosophy I follow already.

It's cool when other people say things like that, though.


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Let's break this down:

You are a teeny tiny little microbe standing on a speck we call Earth. Earth revolves around an exponentially small glimmer of light called our Sun. Several of these "Suns" make up this hopeless little nugget of light called the Milky Way, which it and others like it group together, and even those large groups come together. Bring THOSE together and there you have it: The Universe. Floating like a hopeless snowflake next to all the others. That is just our dimension.




You've probably already seen this before, but if you haven't. You see that little dot? That's all of us.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p86BPM1GV8M
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Let's break this down:

You are a teeny tiny little microbe standing on a speck we call Earth. Earth revolves around an exponentially small glimmer of light called our Sun. Several of these "Suns" make up this hopeless little nugget of light called the Milky Way, which it and others like it group together, and even those large groups come together. Bring THOSE together and there you have it: The Universe. Floating like a hopeless snowflake next to all the others. That is just our dimension.

Point: There is no point to life, and God doesn't exist. Our universe can't even make a notable impression on this dimension, let alone this plane of existance. Don't take it negitavely, though. All that means is you can concentrate on making YOUR life meaningful to YOU, and no one else. In the end that's all there is to it


Thanks for that, it really made me feel good about myself.

/sarcasm.
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#28
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Thanks for that, it really made me feel good about myself.

/sarcasm.


Why the sarcasm? It should make you feel pretty good.


It's pretty cool when the truth turns out to be more beautiful than the lies we tell ourselves.

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Why the sarcasm? It should make you feel pretty good.


It's pretty cool when the truth turns out to be more beautiful than the lies we tell ourselves.


"There is no point to life"

That part mostly, it's good to know that no matter what I do in life, it's not gonna make any difference.
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#31
Dude in the video Humpador posted said it perfectly. Finding out your true role in existance is a very humbling experiance. We thought it was a difficult and complex idea, but really theres no meaning to any of it besides what you think in your own mind. There are 7 billion of us here with 7 billion different versions of God. What if something came down to destroy us? God no longer exists, and everything else will never even notice we came and went.
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#32
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God amuses himself by playing with his creations.

Kinda like a kid playing alone with legos, lost in his imagination. In reality, we're all just stories thought up in the imagination of a higher being.


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#33
Maybe his purpose is to have no purpose?

be an autonomous atomization of pointlessness

maybe god has existential dilemmas too
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#35
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God has a purpose - the ineffable plan

God created that plan. It is the purpose he chose the world, not himself.

This actually a really cool question and will remember it next time someone tells me that I need God because I need an abstract metaphysical purpose in my life.
#36
Look, we are way too occupied with personifying God. It is an impossible notion to say that "God wanted to do something"

Why? Because God cannot have desires. My argument for this is below.

For sake of argument, the premises must be accepted as true (whether or not you actually believe them, as we are simply starting from these premises and continuing for the sake of argument, not building any practical theory on the premises themselves)


Premises:
Assumption (for the sake of argument): God exists and is infinitely perfect.
To be infinitely perfect is by definition to lack nothing, or to contain 0 flaws.
To desire ("want" may be used interchangeably here) something is to recognize defects / flaws / something one lacks and to be so bothered by said defects that one is forced into action (assuming the "desire" produces an action). In other words, to desire is to see that you are not complete and you strive to become what you see as "more complete."
God, being infinitely perfect, is above force of any kind. He cannot be controlled by any means.

Argument 1:
God (being infinitely perfect) would not, by definition, want anything (since he contains no flaws and lacks nothing; God would have to be imperfect to be susceptible to desire).
God, therefore, could not "desire" that the Universe should exist
Without the desire to do something, it is impossible to do anything (moving my fingers requires either conscious action on my part to do so, or to be forced by an outside force, or internal disorder such as a muscle spasm, to do so. And God, as we have said, contains no disorders and cannot be forced to do anything).
God therefore, if He is supremely perfect, cannot be the cause of the Universe, since his creation of our Universe would have to follow a conscious desire to create the Universe, and a desire is recognition of imperfection.

Argument 2:
Assumption: Argument 1 proves flawed and it is not a contradiction for God to want to create the universe (at least from the above logic).

To react in any way to a desire or thought is to be controlled by that desire or thought
explanation: if I see a passerby on the street who I find incredibly attractive and become infatuated with her, any resulting action on my part is a result of being controlled (however slightly or temporarily) by my attraction for said woman. If I turn to look at her after she walks by, I am controlled by my desire to see her ass. Indeed, the very act of thinking about this woman is my desire for her forcing itself upon my thoughts. Therefore, any person who "wants," reacts: either positively or negatively, inwardly or outwardly. This forced reaction is to be momentarily controlled by your desire.

God, as we have presumed, is above being forced to do anything at all.
Therefore, God once again cannot be the creator of our Universe, if he is infinitely perfect. For the act of creation is inherently God being controlled by his desire to create the Universe.
#37
He's lol'ing at all the people praying for help.
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#38
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God created that plan. It is the purpose he chose the world, not himself.

This actually a really cool question and will remember it next time someone tells me that I need God because I need an abstract metaphysical purpose in my life.


Surely his purpose would then be to make sure the plan happens though?
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#39
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God DOESN'T feel like he hasn't a purpose. If you feel like you don't have a purpose then it's because of your separation from God. Trust me, I know...

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#40
He just watches failblog all day and laughs his ass off. Under "failblog" I mean Earth.

That is if you imagine God to be some old guy sitting on a cloud.
I personally think of God as just force and laws that make this universe work, makes the planets circle around the sun etc.
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