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x666NiGhTmArE666x Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012
What are possible reasons why we exist? Is there a reason? What is your reasoning for your answer?
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brainninja11 Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012  Student General Artist
Why does one need an overarching reason to exist? Perhaps life has no inherent meaning and just appeared by chance. That just makes life that much more precious, and gives you more reason to enjoy life all that you can.
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tdroid Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012
I wonder, does it have to be a reason for our existance? Why would it cheapen the lives of people if they thought they had no purpose given to them from some being they wouldn't even begin to comprehend?

I think the most plausible explination as of now is that we are the result of an event that happened about 14 billion years ago and that we have no Higher purpose. Our "Soul" is just the conjecture of a mind that is the result of inumerable atoms working together to form the human body that has somehow created a form of consciousness. I have been given a brief period where I can experience the Self, accumilate ideas and thoughts and interact with others. I do not require an afterlife to find a value in this one, I do not need a purpose being given to me. I am capable of recognizing a problem and coming up with possible solutions, so I make my own purpose in life.
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khkeyblademaster2 Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I think we exist to entertain a bored God. why? look at the wacky stuff we do. trying to create life silly, silly humans :icongodplz:
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WolfySpice Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
'We're here to devour each other alive.' :iconhobbesplz:

Other than that, I see no intrinsic reason to existence. I exist because my parents had sex and I came out. I don't see a need for an intrinsic reason, either.
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Fuyuko7 Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
I wish to find my true self :)
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Hurricaneclaw Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
PASS ON YOUR GENES THEN DIE
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lyteside Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012
I suspect that our existence is the result of love in the highest kind.

Not created out of any wanting or unfulfilled desire, as a carpenter makes a chair to serve the purpose of sitting. Rather, we are created out of the nature and character of God - who in being a carpenter, must construct things. Or in being a dreamer must dream. Or in being a musician, must compose.

Our living and existing is a testament to his essence, and his love. And so we are also given similar ability to construct, dream, and compose.

Some disbelieved and challenged God's character - and so a war arose, that is still being fought to this day. Lies were spread, misinformation, and death, etc. with the purpose of destroying God's character. I believe we are all caught up in this war, some struggling to know which side we stand on, others convincing themselves that the war is real (or unreal). And so the fight for good and evil continues, until we are rescued.
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carusmm Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
We exist to live and die as well as possible. Man is an actor on a lonely stage in an empty theatre.
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skulkey Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
it's quite possible that we exist because of mushroom spores.
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x666NiGhTmArE666x Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012
So we are mushroom babies?
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skulkey Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
:iconancientaliensplz: ALIEN mushroom babies.
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KillianSeraphim Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012  Student General Artist
God wants company.
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x666NiGhTmArE666x Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012
He's a lonely man..thing. :l
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KillianSeraphim Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012  Student General Artist
Indeed.
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CrimsonMagpie Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
In short, no. There is no 'reason', in our meaning of the word, to our existence. We simply happened, and religion exists partly because many people cannot accept or cope with this fact.
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x666NiGhTmArE666x Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012
Good point.
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Solum-Ipsum Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
To become Absolute. In other terms: God's vidya.
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x666NiGhTmArE666x Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012
Hm, interesting.
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Solum-Ipsum Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:D I'm happy to share more if you're interested.
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foxdog77 Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
To procreate. That's right, your soul purpose as a member of the human race is to have children and make the species bigger and hopefully (genetically) stronger.

It's the only concrete reason i can think of that still makes sense in a world view.
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x666NiGhTmArE666x Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012
Very true.
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EnuoCale Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Well, I can tell you why YOU exist. It's a long story, but lets just say it involves me, a classy lady, and a bottle of Bacardi.
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lyteside Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012
lol. love it.
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x666NiGhTmArE666x Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012
:la:
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foxdog77 Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Of course she was classy :)
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acjub Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
We exist because small one-celled organisms evolved. :)
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x666NiGhTmArE666x Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012
I like that response, but have you thought of a soul deep explanation?
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acjub Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
No, why would there be one?
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x666NiGhTmArE666x Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012
I don't know. :shrug:
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acjub Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Do you think there needs to be one?
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x666NiGhTmArE666x Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012
That's a good question. I don't think there needs to be one, because whether there is or isn't a reason, there's no way of finding out.
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acjub Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
And that makes life easier, because you can make your own reason in life :nod:
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divine--apathia Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Hello, I'm some who goes through the throws of existential crises regularly. :lol:


There is no reason for existence, about 'eat, fuck, reproduce.' Look around. Compare the earth with humans and without? Which is in a better state?

Yes, animals do 'evil' things, but I'm rather fond of the saying 'evil is knowing better and doing worse.' Animals know no difference. We do. We are capable of great things, but we don't. When it comes down to it, everyone is a violent, selfish being capable of great love and beauty, but the vast majority of us do not strive towards it.

When it comes down to it, most people can not even reason above 'society says so' 'this is how it is' 'the ends justify the means.'

and the few people who do find this deplorable and are not able to stand this go to therapy... and are taught how to be part of society, not how to accept how others are, but work at a level above society.



</end drunk ramblings>
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x666NiGhTmArE666x Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012
That is an interesting view. I've always wondered if we had a reason to exist. Maybe it was because at the time I wanted a reason to be going through all that I went through. That I was actually making an impact. Now I see that as unreasonable, really.
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divine--apathia Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Maybe it was because at the time I wanted a reason to be going through all that I went through.

yup.

You might be interested in Postive Disintergration. [link]
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ZCochrane Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012  Student Photographer
I see no reason to believe that there is a reason for existence. There's nothing about reality that can be explained better by inventing some reason for existence. It just is.
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x666NiGhTmArE666x Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012
I believe that, too, but sometimes I wonder why there's a point to live if we have no meaning to exist. Have you ever had these thoughts?
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ZCochrane Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012  Student Photographer
I don't believe that there is a point to live in the sense of that there's something our live is inherently good for. We are free (and required) to make up our own goals for live and find our own reason why we want to continue existing.
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x666NiGhTmArE666x Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012
So true.
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