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this may have been done before, i don't remember<br><br><br><br>
ok i know you all sit there pondering things that boggle your mind. what are they?<br><br><br><br>
ie: ever wonder if the universe is really infinite, and how the heck is that possible anway, it just keeps going and going... wtf???<br><br><br><br>
you know, the sort of things that you can think about for hours and the only conclusion you can come up with is "woah"<br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br>
ever wonder... if colours are really the same for everyone? i mean if you see blue as blue, does someone else see blue as green, only to them it's not green, it's blue? wah?
 

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and she says she doesn't do drugs....<br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/tongue3.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":p">
 

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<div class="quote-block"><i>Originally posted by LadyFaile</i><br><br><b>ever wonder... if colours are really the same for everyone? i mean if you see blue as blue, does someone else see blue as green, only to them it's not green, it's blue? wah?</b></div>
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I've wondered that my whole life. It hurts me head. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/sad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":("> The only thing that makes it stop hurting is a little reading in Descartes and then I remember my mind is the only thing that exists because it's the only thing I'm sure about, so you other people's colors are irrelevant. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/grin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":D">
 

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You know what boggled my mind today? I couldn't stop thinking about my hands. Look at your hand - it has five fingers (probably). FIVE. Why five? Why ANY?
 

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I also thought about the colors thing before. I always wondered will the world ever end? And how? If god created everyone then who created God? Who created the thing that created the thing that created god and so on? lol Are dogs and cats really color blind? Why IS the sky blue if it is just air and air is colorless? Is space endless? Where is "hell" if all thats under the earth is molten rock and dirt and lava. What happens to us when we die? And what does it feel like to be dead(it must feel like something)<br><br><br><br>
lol .I wonder if anyone will ever know the answers to these questions. Or maybe im the only one that thinks these things im just weird.<br><br><br><br>
Edited to add this: My friend told me this and i could not figure it out. If God can do anything then can he create a rock so big he cannot lift it?<br><br><br><br>
Edited again to add: I always wondered if there really was eternal life? I dont want to live forever and ever and ever because thats a long time and to think that there is no end. but then again i dont want it to be the end when i die and not have eternal life. i dont know !
 

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I feel like I'm in philosophy class all over again. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 

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<div class="quote-block"><i>Originally posted by luckiecharms</i><br><br><b>If God can do anything then can he create a rock so big he cannot lift it?</b></div>
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That comes up a lot in religious metaphysical and theological debates in my classes. It's not something meant to be answered, per se, but it's certainly a good way to assess cultural and religious differences in ontological points of view.<br><br><br><br>
In this way, I'm agnostic, so my pat answer is that to know that rock would be to know God and we have no conception of God at all so it makes no sense to speak of that rock.
 

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I wonder why cockroaches are evolutionarily superior to every other creature on the planet. If there's a god, are they his chosen ones?<br><br><br><br>
Think about it: you can't kill them by radiation, you can't poison them, they can live a month without a head, and that's long enough to multiply. And they don't even die because they're headless, they die from dehydration. The US military declared the only way to kill a cockroach is to hit it with a hammer, with dead-on aim.<br><br><br><br>
In my mother's words: "How can something so damn ugly be so damn gifted?"
 

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I wonder what the origin of life is? Is it a "God," an alien, or evolution? If it was "God" then who created "God"? If alien created Earth and it's inhabitants who created them? Another alien race? If so who created them? Could it be a cross between the belief that "God" created all life and aliens? Maybe "God" is an alien? Who created Earth? If matter/elements just came together and eventually made earth then who made the elements?<br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br>
I wonder what the point of life is? Is it to be happy like the Dalai Lama says? How can one possibly be happy in this day and age?<br><br>
Are our days really numbered? (see quote)<br><br><br><br><br><br>
I wonder how the world will end? Will disease destroy us? war? global warming? will it be by the hands of humans? Will it happen fast? Or will it be slow?
 

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Can "God" make everything that is wrong and make it good? Can "God" make everything that is a good and make it wrong? (such as sins)<br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><div class="quote-container"><span>Quote:</span>
<div class="quote-block"><i>Originally posted by luckiecharms</i><br><br><b>If God can do anything then can he create a rock so big he cannot lift it?</b></div>
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<div class="quote-block"><i>Originally posted by Max Power</i><br><br><b>That comes up a lot in religious metaphysical and theological debates in my classes. It's not something meant to be answered, per se, but it's certainly a good way to assess cultural and religious differences in ontological points of view.<br><br><br><br>
In this way, I'm agnostic, so my pat answer is that to know that rock would be to know God and we have no conception of God at all so it makes no sense to speak of that rock.</b></div>
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I wonder is we are destined to take a certain path in life? Or is it totally by choice and motivation? Is it destined for one to have the motivation and particular choice to take a certain life path? (hope that makes sense)<br><br><br><br>
I wonder that if time can never begin or end then when did it begin? (I hope what I mean is clear)
 

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<div class="quote-block"><i>Originally posted by Apple</i><br><br><b>I wonder what the origin of life is? Is it a "God," an alien, or evolution? If it was "God" then who created "God"? If alien created Earth and it's inhabitants who created them? Another alien race? If so who created them? Could it be a cross between the belief that "God" created all life and aliens? Maybe "God" is an alien? Who created Earth? If matter/elements just came together and eventually made earth then who made the elements?</b></div>
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Everyone says something different about creation but every creation story starts with a "somehow" - the Hindu believes Jiva "somehow" started expanding; "somehow" Yahweh created light, heaven and earth, and so on; and "somehow" the Gnostics believe the true god shattered creating the outer realities. "Who created God" is thus not a question because in all religions and philosophies with a creation story the creator is ontologically independent even if it seems to be so just because it would logically have to be so.<br><br><br><br>
As for aliens, I don't believe that an intelligent life form ever existed in our recognizable past nor will they ever exist in any future we can contemplate in a geographical position close enough in the infinite universe to affect our existence. That doesn't mean that aliens never existed but I do believe that if they did, or do, we would never have had, nor will have, any interaction with them.
 

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<div class="quote-block"><i>Originally posted by Apple</i><br><br><b>I wonder is we are destined to take a certain path in life? Or is it totally by choice and motivation? Is it destined for one to have the motivation and particular choice to take a certain life path?</b></div>
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Again, everyu religion and philosophy has a different take. Common to almost all (especially eastern) is the idea that there is, at once, human nature, individual nature, and free will. How they combine to constitute an existence varies between beliefs, of course. Some say we are inherently good and we life live fighting against external forces (greed, anger, etc) soiling our nature. Some say we're born bad but we can correct ourselves through living a just life. And there are many more iterations thereof.<br><br><br><br>
I think it's obvious we have contstraints that limit our potential (I'm probably never going to achieve my dream of being a professionbal wrestler, for example) and I believe that we are put on a path, so to speak. But it's a wide path that still contains virtually limitless possibilities.<br><br><br><br>
As for whether God creates good and bad, I'm not sure what you're saying... Although I think the singlemost interesting religion I've learned about is Gnostic Christianity which, in part, completely turns the Garden of Eden story on its head and totally re-writes the creation story.<br><br><br><br>
For time, see: Epicurus. Brilliant stuff.<br><br><br><br>
Apple, I have to say that you're asking questions that don't have answers, only opinions and beliefs. What do <i>you</i>think and believe??
 

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<div class="quote-block"><i>Originally posted by Max Power</i><br><br><b>As for whether God creates good and bad, I'm not sure what you're saying... Although I think the singlemost interesting religion I've learned about is Gnostic Christianity which, in part, completely turns the Garden of Eden story on its head and totally re-writes the creation story.<br><br><br><br>
For time, see: Epicurus. Brilliant stuff.<br><br></b></div>
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I am saying or asking if God can take everything that is now good and turn it bad (as with actions)? For example, could God make murder acceptable?<br><br><br><br>
Is Epircurus a book?<br><br><br><br><br><br><div class="quote-container"><span>Quote:</span>
<div class="quote-block"><b>Apple, I have to say that you're asking questions that don't have answers, only opinions and beliefs. What do <i>you</i>think and believe??</b></div>
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That's why I wonder about them. I mean everything I have asked like you said can only be a belief or an opinion like you said. I have few beliefs anymore just confusion.
 

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<div class="quote-block"><i>Originally posted by Max Power</i><br><br><b>Although I think the singlemost interesting religion I've learned about is Gnostic Christianity which, in part, completely turns the Garden of Eden story on its head and totally re-writes the creation story.</b></div>
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Just out of curiosity, how so?
 

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I always have to have one or two or more 'eternal questions' on the go at any given time.<br><br><br><br>
One of them used to be "where do seagulls sleep?" but I think I answered that. They just sort of kip standing up on pavement or rock cliffs or whatever.<br><br><br><br>
Then I wanted to know what the sharks in Sydney Harbour were called. I think they are great whites, but are called 'Grey pointers"... I think.<br><br><br><br>
I also had that weird one about toilets and flow direction and weather- i.e. if there is counterclockwise rotation in the northern hemisphere and vice versa down under, there must be a point where they flip. And is it gradual, or immediate? And if you balance a toilet on that exact point, will it flush straight down, or flip back and forth wildly, or just refuse to flush at all??<br><br>
(this relates most directly to weather, rather than toilets, in the Real World. Heh- thank Goddess I don't live there!!)<br><br><br><br>
Of course, I always worry about the question of life the universe and everything, a la Douglas Adams. 42!
 

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I always wondered how there could be pee in those self-flushing urinals. Do people just stand really far back and see how far they can shoot it without setting the flusher off? Or maybe they sneak up from the side? <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/inquisitive.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":stinkeye:">
 

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<div class="quote-block"><i>Originally posted by Max Power</i><br><br><b>Everyone says something different about creation but every creation story starts with a "somehow" - the Hindu believes Jiva "somehow" started expanding; "somehow" Yahweh created light, heaven and earth, and so on; and "somehow" the Gnostics believe the true god shattered creating the outer realities. "Who created God" is thus not a question because in all religions and philosophies with a creation story the creator is ontologically independent even if it seems to be so just because it would logically have to be so.</b></div>
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Speaking of Hinduism you know any good books on it? I was going to order a book on it today but I couldn't find one that seemed worth spending money on.<br><br><br><br>
It may not be a question in religions that have a creator but it's always been a question that I have wondered about.<br><br><br><br><div class="quote-container"><span>Quote:</span>
<div class="quote-block"><b>As for aliens, I don't believe that an intelligent life form ever existed in our recognizable past nor will they ever exist in any future we can contemplate in a geographical position close enough in the infinite universe to affect our existence. That doesn't mean that aliens never existed but I do believe that if they did, or do, we would never have had, nor will have, any interaction with them.</b></div>
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I do hope that a more intelligent life form exists. I dislike the very thought of homo-sapiens being the most intelligent being in existence.<br><br><br><br>
 
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