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WinkyDink Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-15-07 11:27 PM
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13. No clue, here. And while I might yet be persuaded there's omniscience involved, I'm way past
believing there's any beneficence.
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  -Why are we here? What is the purpose of life? zalinda  Apr-15-07 11:08 PM   #0 
  - why does there have to be a purpose?  QuestionAll   Apr-15-07 11:10 PM   #1 
  - I never understood the need to know this either  Skittles   Apr-15-07 11:14 PM   #6 
  - I agree n/t  indie_voter   Apr-15-07 11:16 PM   #9 
  - That's your purpose.  Everybody   Apr-16-07 09:13 AM   #57 
  - God can't make mistakes. Wanted to see what it was like. nm  dicksteele   Apr-15-07 11:10 PM   #2 
  - There is no purpose  Seen the light   Apr-15-07 11:11 PM   #3 
  - The purpose of life is to create. . .  Journeyman   Apr-15-07 11:12 PM   #4 
  - I had the same feeling the day my son was born..  B Calm   Apr-16-07 05:33 AM   #40 
  - The answer is...either 42, or this:  karlrschneider   Apr-15-07 11:13 PM   #5 
  - Ah, the Gospels according to Monty and Tony  deutsey   Apr-16-07 07:43 AM   #42 
     - Yours was the forty-second post...  JackRiddler   Apr-16-07 10:36 AM   #73 
  - The purpose of life is to give of oneself as much as one can  flvegan   Apr-15-07 11:14 PM   #7 
  - I don't know why anyone thinks there is supposed to be a purpose, but if you need one, increase  mondo joe   Apr-15-07 11:16 PM   #8 
  - Life itself is temporary.  jtg33   Apr-15-07 11:22 PM   #10 
  - The eternal question...  whoneedstickets   Apr-15-07 11:22 PM   #11 
  - It's for each person to choose. This is our creative power - a piece of God in each.  TahitiNut   Apr-15-07 11:25 PM   #12 
  - I was going to say "to learn lessons"  renate   Apr-16-07 02:35 AM   #37 
  - No clue, here. And while I might yet be persuaded there's omniscience involved, I'm way past  WinkyDink   Apr-15-07 11:27 PM   #13 
  - to KILL... KILL WITHOUT MERCY... KILL KILL KILL!!!!!!  JVS   Apr-15-07 11:28 PM   #14 
  - Someone needs a hug.  whoneedstickets   Apr-15-07 11:30 PM   #15 
  - are you offering one?  JVS   Apr-15-07 11:31 PM   #17 
  - I'm a little blown away by the irony of this statement from last night  Bucky   Apr-16-07 04:19 PM   #92 
     - I hope my words didn't encourage the gun-man  JVS   Apr-17-07 09:24 AM   #115 
  - Just go wherever the life journey leads you...  marmar   Apr-15-07 11:30 PM   #16 
  - We are the Universe attempting to understand itself  pscot   Apr-15-07 11:35 PM   #18 
  - We're also the universe attempting to have sex with itself.  impeachdubya   Apr-15-07 11:43 PM   #22 
     - nothin' wrong wid dat  pscot   Apr-15-07 11:50 PM   #24 
  - To solve your problems.  icymist   Apr-15-07 11:39 PM   #19 
  - To make calculations for the mice.  hootinholler   Apr-15-07 11:40 PM   #20 
  - Maybe the destination is the place where you realize you don't need a destination.  impeachdubya   Apr-15-07 11:42 PM   #21 
  - I don't know but  StarryNite   Apr-15-07 11:44 PM   #23 
  - It is 1 of those conundrums.  uppityperson   Apr-15-07 11:57 PM   #25 
  - the purpose is ours to create... n/t  seabeyond   Apr-15-07 11:59 PM   #26 
  - Watch this video. Then ask me again  BigBearJohn   Apr-15-07 11:59 PM   #27 
  - Marvelous!  troubleinwinter   Apr-16-07 12:29 AM   #29 
  - Wow!  Blue State Native   Apr-16-07 08:11 AM   #46 
  - Emerson has said it as well as anyone...  Psephos   Apr-16-07 12:10 AM   #28 
  - Wow -- I found comfort in that quote. I'll use it.  BigBearJohn   Apr-16-07 12:50 AM   #30 
  - Perfect. Thank you.  indie_voter   Apr-16-07 09:08 AM   #56 
  - I keep a file on my desk top just for  BushDespiser12   Apr-17-07 02:19 AM   #113 
  - To "Chop wood and carry water".  Tierra_y_Libertad   Apr-16-07 01:26 AM   #31 
  - souls come into bodies to learn lessons  garybeck   Apr-16-07 01:29 AM   #32 
  - To balance hedonism, creativity and love.  Alexander   Apr-16-07 01:42 AM   #33 
  - To find out what the heck those polar bears were doing on that island!  Bucky   Apr-16-07 01:57 AM   #34 
  - Life is inherently meaningless.  Blashyrkh   Apr-16-07 02:20 AM   #35 
  - Whatever you choose to do with it.  ConsAreLiars   Apr-16-07 02:35 AM   #36 
  - Dean Koontz put it pretty simply  krispos42   Apr-16-07 02:41 AM   #38 
  - Hey bub...  Daedelus76   Apr-16-07 03:03 AM   #39 
  - subscribe to futilitarianism! :D  NuttyFluffers   Apr-16-07 07:37 AM   #41 
  - We make meaning in our lives by doing things that are meaningful to us  deutsey   Apr-16-07 07:46 AM   #43 
  - It's quite difficult to be creative in this society.  Perragrande   Apr-16-07 01:46 PM   #83 
  - Read Eckhart Tolle.  renie408   Apr-16-07 07:56 AM   #44 
  - I also recommend Viktor Frankl  martymar64   Apr-16-07 05:22 PM   #97 
  - Your arbitrary birth has no more meaning or reason than a king's or a cockroach's.  MrSlayer   Apr-16-07 08:02 AM   #45 
  - Oh, I like that one.  Matsubara   Apr-16-07 08:42 AM   #51 
  - Great response  malaise   Apr-16-07 09:22 AM   #59 
  - These questions  Dorian Gray   Apr-16-07 08:26 AM   #47 
  - Ultimately, we are here to die.  Matsubara   Apr-16-07 08:33 AM   #48 
  - The past 25+ years the purpose of life is to die with most toys  devilgrrl   Apr-16-07 08:35 AM   #49 
  - just one thing....  Tesha   Apr-16-07 08:42 AM   #50 
  - What is the purpose of a tree? n/t  femmedem   Apr-16-07 08:45 AM   #52 
  - we exist  bigtree   Apr-16-07 09:03 AM   #53 
  - Aaah... The ultimate expression of human laziness and pessimism.  BlooInBloo   Apr-16-07 09:05 AM   #54 
  - To talk to each other and do interesting stuff. To make a better world.  philly_bob   Apr-16-07 09:06 AM   #55 
  - To find your destination.  Everybody   Apr-16-07 09:17 AM   #58 
  - I have to agree with everyone else  sleebarker   Apr-16-07 09:33 AM   #60 
  - I'm with Vonnegut  camero   Apr-16-07 09:35 AM   #61 
  - Purpose  ArmchairMeme   Apr-16-07 09:35 AM   #62 
  - to make falafel billow riley break out in bumpy red blotches  corkhead   Apr-16-07 09:38 AM   #63 
  - love  omega minimo   Apr-16-07 09:45 AM   #64 
  - Dust In The Wind.  stirlingsliver   Apr-16-07 09:47 AM   #65 
  - Because the Earth needed plastic, but couldn't make it for itself.  Marr   Apr-16-07 09:56 AM   #66 
  - Other people.  SmokingJacket   Apr-16-07 10:04 AM   #67 
  - I wake up to my "existential crisis" every day.  chrisbur   Apr-16-07 10:09 AM   #68 
  - What's wrong with eating, shitting, fucking and dying?  Matsubara   Apr-16-07 10:50 AM   #76 
     - Thanks.  chrisbur   Apr-16-07 11:18 AM   #78 
        - Dude, nothing to thank me for.  Matsubara   Apr-16-07 06:56 PM   #98 
           - Coincidentally...  chrisbur   Apr-17-07 11:10 AM   #119 
  - Ask Mr. Natural...  Karenina   Apr-16-07 10:12 AM   #69 
  - Life exists as a way for the universe to know itself  electron_blue   Apr-16-07 10:15 AM   #70 
  - "Why are we here?" Let's take this question in two parts...  KansDem   Apr-16-07 10:17 AM   #71 
  - To add to the Universe's collective experience and knowledge.  InvisibleTouch   Apr-16-07 10:22 AM   #72 
  - ding  annabanana   Apr-16-07 10:39 AM   #74 
  - I'm just here for some pie.  Forkboy   Apr-16-07 10:42 AM   #75 
  - it's not my purpose, it's my existence.  QuestionAll   Apr-16-07 12:01 PM   #79 
  - take a breath...literally  BareNakedLiberal   Apr-16-07 11:16 AM   #77 
  - our job, in my opinion, is to love each other. do right. do it everyday.  roguevalley   Apr-16-07 12:28 PM   #80 
  - After reading all the comments, I've decided  zalinda   Apr-16-07 12:53 PM   #81 
  - self-delete.  femmedem   Apr-16-07 03:40 PM   #87 
  - The fundamental purpose for all life  trekbiker   Apr-16-07 01:01 PM   #82 
  - ttt  Blue_Tires   Apr-16-07 02:41 PM   #84 
  - I don't know , I used to listen to Allen Watts alot  blues90   Apr-16-07 03:01 PM   #85 
  - My take on it.  Rex   Apr-16-07 03:11 PM   #86 
  - I hthink we all have purpose.  watercolors   Apr-16-07 04:13 PM   #88 
  - on edit  watercolors   Apr-16-07 04:16 PM   #89 
  - No Purpose. Meaninglessness. Nothing.  stirlingsliver   Apr-16-07 04:18 PM   #90 
  - chocolate  kineneb   Apr-16-07 04:19 PM   #91 
  - I'm glad this question got kicked up.  Bucky   Apr-16-07 04:20 PM   #93 
  - we are probably the only creatures who can think that?  bambino   Apr-16-07 04:23 PM   #94 
  - At age 49, after a rough start and dealing with a couple of handicaps  slackmaster   Apr-16-07 04:25 PM   #95 
  - we're here to pass on our DNA and then die and get out of the way  pitohui   Apr-16-07 04:29 PM   #96 
  - Why does life need an overall purpose?  slutticus   Apr-16-07 07:14 PM   #99 
  - The Five People You Meet In Heaven  OxQQme   Apr-16-07 07:30 PM   #100 
  - Cat's Cradle - Vonnegut  Tanked   Apr-16-07 10:20 PM   #101 
  - 42 n/t  cherokeeprogressive   Apr-16-07 10:38 PM   #102 
  - I took this in college once. The Meaning of LIfe.  Kerrytravelers   Apr-16-07 10:39 PM   #103 
  - You see that house? That is where I was born.  JVS   Apr-16-07 10:47 PM   #104 
  - i like yours, where is it from?  pitohui   Apr-17-07 02:01 AM   #109 
     - Monty Python's the meaning of life  JVS   Apr-17-07 09:22 AM   #114 
  - My advice is  OnionPatch   Apr-16-07 11:09 PM   #105 
  - i confess i have no answer  Blue_Tires   Apr-16-07 11:40 PM   #106 
  - It's salmon swimming upstream. Why do they do it?  Cleita   Apr-16-07 11:56 PM   #107 
  - Does there have to be a purpose?  RevolutionStartsNow   Apr-17-07 12:01 AM   #108 
  - Have fun. Be happy. Help other people. Give service. Go and volunteer.  StrictlyRockers   Apr-17-07 02:02 AM   #110 
  - The purpose of consciousness is to increase your consciousness.  StrictlyRockers   Apr-17-07 02:04 AM   #111 
  - The purpose of life  SarahBelle   Apr-17-07 02:06 AM   #112 
  - We may be the only things in the universe that ask questions.  porphyrian   Apr-17-07 09:26 AM   #116 
  - my purpose used to be  laruemtt   Apr-17-07 09:32 AM   #117 
  - When you work so hard only to be killed by a madman?  Truth Hurts A Lot   Apr-17-07 10:09 AM   #118 
  - increase knowledge, health, and peace  mdmc   Apr-19-07 02:34 PM   #120 
  - ttt one time nt  Blue_Tires   Apr-19-07 07:49 PM   #121 
 

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