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December 17th, 2010, 2:52 pm
December 18th, 2010, 6:15 pm
Keith Russell wrote:Iambiguous wrote:•Why does anything exist at all?
Wrong question. There is no "why".•Why this existence and not another?
Again, wrong question. There is no reason to suppose "why".•Is existence infinite?
No.•Or, instead, was existence created?
No.•Is there a teleological "purpose" behind existence?
No.•What happens after we die?
Pay a visit to any mortuary.
December 18th, 2010, 10:13 pm
Keith Russell wrote:Iambiguous wrote:And you know these things...how?
Well, that's another set of questions entirely.
You just asked for the answers.
Explaining those answers will take some time. Give me a couple days; I'll get back to this...
December 22nd, 2010, 6:55 pm
Keith Russell wrote: To ask "why" "existence" exists, presupposes that there is a "reason": some "purpose" behind existence. The question presupposes that existence was "created", first, and second, that existence was "created" to fulfill some need or desire.
Keith Russell wrote:I believe that existence is eternal, uncreated, and that there was not a "time" "before" existence, no "God", no "Creator", and thus no "reason" for existence.
Keith Russell wrote:To ask "why" existence exists is to misunderstand something about existence itself.
December 28th, 2010, 8:01 pm
Keith Russell wrote:I cannot answer that question, except to repeat that--because existence exists--I can reasonably conclude only that it could not not exist.
Keith Russell wrote:Why should I?
December 29th, 2010, 1:09 pm
Marcchehab wrote:Philosophy should at all times aim at answers. Whether she finds it, is irrelevant. But the direction of the endeavour must always be the answer.