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Old ones.
« on: September 23, 2008, 02:25:17 PM »
You never ever think twice when you step on an ant on accident, ever. Thats kind of the way the old ones from HP Lovecraft felt. Not that they were evil, it was that we just really didn't matter in the whole grand scheme of things. Any one else found that point of view interesting?
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« Reply #1 on: September 23, 2008, 02:40:24 PM »
Ah, Cosmicism. One of my favorite philosophies.
Howard Phillips Lovecraft truly was a genius.

Personally, I like this perspective because it is essentially existentialist in nature, at least the implication is existentialist. If we're that insignificant, then what do the consequences of our actions really matter? It frees us from responsibility, and I like that.
I like knowing I could shoot a man and let his blood spray on my face and know that the only thing I face in the afterlife is blackness and nothingness, just like everyone else.
It's a good feeling. A free feeling.

I don't care if there are great cosmic beings that could crush this entire planet in an instant. Not at all. I'd be powerless to stop it, so why get concerned?

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« Reply #2 on: September 23, 2008, 03:26:19 PM »
It does give a good free feeling and shows who is a real good person because they choose to be and not because they are trying to work for some after life reward. In the end, when we look at it, were still apart of nature, and were the very animals that destroy the world so it may re-grow again...

Or we could try and save it not because some book says were special, but because taking good care of our sevles, actually makes sense.
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« Reply #3 on: September 24, 2008, 01:54:19 AM »
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Or we could try and save it not because some book says were special, but because taking good care of our sevles, actually makes sense.


Exactly!!!

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« Reply #4 on: September 24, 2008, 01:50:58 PM »
This is where hope can influence us to tip the scales to do the right thing.
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« Reply #5 on: October 11, 2008, 08:18:38 AM »
Common Sense.
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« Reply #6 on: October 11, 2008, 11:48:07 AM »
Lmao, if sense were common, we wouldn't be killing our ecosystems. *<:)
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« Reply #7 on: October 11, 2008, 06:33:28 PM »
Common Sense.

May I ask how one judges common sense beyond the purely mortal and biased limitations of human logic?

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Thats the point of common sense, it goes with out asking. Fire burns, so don't stick your hand in it. Ice is cold so don't let it go down your shirt. Pee is yellow so don't eat the yellow snow.
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« Reply #8 on: October 12, 2008, 10:34:12 AM »
My point was, the right thing to do was to take care of the planet so that it may prolong are existance here as long as we can or until the sun explodes on us. I suppose prolonging human race may be bad and destroying the planet so the human race dies may be better in the grand scheme of things... So lets do what were expected to do and follow common sense, most of us here have the desire to live, other wise we would've destroyed ourselves like several do every day. Common sense tells us what will kill us, we follow common sense for once, and it will increase our chances for survival. Thus in a way common sense is a judge of right and wrong. Famouse cave man words. FIRE BAD!

There is a chance that I could be totally wrong, and I will not act like that chance is small, because truly, I don't know.

But my main point in this topic was:

Which would you trust more, a person who tries to be good because he thinks if he isn't he will rot in hell, or the simple athiest tries to be good because, it sortive makes sense to try and prolong human life, he isn't working for some reward.

I would much rather take the skeptic other the religouse fark any day. This is where I may splash hate onto religion so I will stop there.

If you had that free feeling, the feeling that no matter what you did you would go to the same place after life where every one else goes, would you act to prolong life, or would you not give a damn. Most would not give a damn.
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« Reply #9 on: October 12, 2008, 06:36:55 PM »
Hmmm... I will have to give here. I agree. Good show.


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