All Blog Posts Tagged 'existence' (5)

Have You At Any Time Asked Yourself Just Why.

Perhaps you have taken an occasion to ask your own self the greatest question, one that pertains to every one of us all... the question, of course, is "Why Do I Exist?"



Now, I've truly dedicated a substantial amount of my life in silent reflection contemplating this very topic. It's always appeared to myself to be very important. Despite the fact that I understand a worthwhile answer may never become accessible to the human… Continue

Added by Felicia Merchant on September 5, 2013 at 5:55am — 4 Comments

The Existential Meaning of "Groundhog Day"

“Now that I’ve shed my skin completely, One true reality alone exists.”

Zen saying

 

Zen monk: “How should I escape birth and death?” Zen Master Shih-kung: “What is the use of escaping it?”

 

“In this world, we eat, shit, sleep and wake up.  After that all we have to do is die.”

Inkyu

 

Once again it’s Groundhog Day, which was nothing more than a rather witless locally-oriented celebration (and an American…

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Added by Alan Perlman on February 2, 2013 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Why is There Even a Question About God?

This struck me funny this morning as I was contemplating -lost in thought.  Even the question itself, "Does God exist?", is bizarre.



My girls will watch a questionably scary movie and immediately be wary of the dark rooms in our house.  I have several rational arguments to belay, to ease their worries.  Arguments that allow me to run through creepy old houses in the dark no-problem.  Here's 2 examples...



Me stating rationally: There were no…

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Added by JP Carey on November 19, 2012 at 11:51am — 4 Comments

Aligning Atheism

There's a fundamental disconnect between atheists and the word "atheist". Part of this is because there isn't complete agreement on what the word means.

  • Lack of belief in God
  • Lack of belief in God's existence


Lack of belief in God could simply mean a choice not to believe in God because he is cruel or undesirable for some reason -- but does not… Continue

Added by Atheist Exile on April 7, 2012 at 12:00pm — 32 Comments

I Think Therefore I Am: Not The First Of Three Valid And True Axioms

The first bit of awareness is not that you are thinking. It is of something. Something in reality. You sense first, then you think. It takes a multitude of sensations before you can have thought, or the manipulation and integration of concepts. As such, the very first statement, if you will, or thought you can make or the base of all cognition, epistemology and therefore philosophy is not 'I think therefore I am', but 'there is something I am aware of'. This entails an existent with identity… Continue

Added by MCT on February 8, 2011 at 11:00pm — 68 Comments

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