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    Do you believe that there is a Great Lifeforce out there that oversees everything we do? It seems there are those who are very attached to material things and are generally very worldy, and yet they believe in such a Lifeforce...certainly more than half of the world's population...this is quite astonishing to me. A fair number of Great scientists and philosophers have also believed this even if they do not allow it to have a measurable impact on their lives.

    Why isn't it that people devote more time to something of practical benefit and only occasional nihilistic soul-destroying oh why did she leave me misery like Love? I think partly much of this is to do with people being complex creatures capable of having multiples modes of expression and also to do with tradition but it is something I can't really comprehend.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Enter Laughing View Post
    Do you believe that there is a Great Lifeforce out there that oversees everything we do?
    No
    Quote Originally Posted by Enter Laughing View Post
    Why isn't it that people devote more time to something of practical benefit and only occasional nihilistic soul-destroying oh why did she leave me misery like Love?
    Can you reformat this for me?

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    I sure hope there is.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Esaman View Post
    Can you reformat this for me?
    Why do so many people devote time to believing in some Supreme Lifeforce rather than something potentially more satisfying?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Enter Laughing View Post
    Why do so many people devote time to believing in some Supreme Lifeforce rather than something potentially more satisfying?
    Like what?
    What can be more satisfying than getting feeling of security to replace possibly torturous lack of it? There is no more direct and simplistic hack in to insecurities than to believing that there is benevolent intent behind everything.

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    Aren't you assuming that there is something potentially more satisfying, for some people?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Enter Laughing View Post
    Do you believe that there is a Great Lifeforce out there that oversees everything we do?
    In a sense, yes I do, and so does the rest of humanity whether we realize it or not. The laws of physics are omnipresent and unforgiving.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Esaman View Post
    Like what?
    What can be more satisfying than getting feeling of security to replace possibly torturous lack of it? There is no more direct and simplistic hack in to insecurities than to believing that there is benevolent intent behind everything.
    As I say, Love is more than adequate in my view
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    Quote Originally Posted by Aylen View Post
    Aren't you assuming that there is something potentially more satisfying, for some people?

    is that directed at me? You mean that I take for granted that people can believe things without them being satisfying?

    Quote Originally Posted by Capitalist Pig View Post
    In a sense, yes I do, and so does the rest of humanity whether we realize it or not. The laws of physics are omnipresent and unforgiving.
    That isn't really a Great Lifeforce though - more of a logical necessity.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Enter Laughing View Post
    As I say, Love is more than adequate in my view
    1 John 4:8

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kenneth Chesney View Post
    1 John 4:8
    But what about Proverbs 9:10?
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    To me, love is a supreme lifeforce.

    "When I ought to be thinking of heaven he will nail me to earth"

     







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    Quote Originally Posted by Enter Laughing View Post
    But what about Proverbs 9:10?
    That's another beautiful verse

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    This is why some people believe what they do.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Enter Laughing View Post
    As I say, Love is more than adequate in my view
    People prefer being on the receiving end of love, hence the benevolent overseer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Enter Laughing View Post
    That isn't really a Great Lifeforce though - more of a logical necessity.
    Fair enough.

    Though I would like to point out that the question you are asking, albeit metaphysical in nature, parallels the pursuit of contemporary theoretical physics in defining a Theory of Everything that would unify the four fundamental forces (gravity, electromagnetism, and the strong and weak nuclear interactions) with a singular, underlying mechanism. In my opinion, that mechanism (whatever it may be) is the only rational answer to your query independent of a belief in the supernatural.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Capitalist Pig View Post
    In a sense, yes I do, and so does the rest of humanity whether we realize it or not. The laws of physics are omnipresent and unforgiving.
    You're such a law person.

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    Looks like my ignore list is experiencing new growth in 1Q-FY14. Holdings have increased by a factor of two just this morning.

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    I'm concerned about concerning gods.

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    Quote Originally Posted by InvisibleJim View Post
    I'm concerned about concerning gods.
    It certainly begs the question.

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    You know what this schtick needs?

    ANOTHER Absurd gimmick. That would just make this hilarious fucking gag absolutely side-splitting, lemme tell ya.

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    God has ADHD it seems. Götterdämmerung, here I come...

    No wonder many philosophists thought Socrates was an idiot...

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    Gas chambers open.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Capitalist Pig View Post
    Though I would like to point out that the question you are asking, albeit metaphysical in nature, parallels the pursuit of contemporary theoretical physics in defining a Theory of Everything that would unify the four fundamental forces (gravity, electromagnetism, and the strong and weak nuclear interactions) with a singular, underlying mechanism. In my opinion, that mechanism (whatever it may be) is the only rational answer to your query independent of a belief in the supernatural.

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