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DotKasper
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Have you ever wondered Why?
What did you wonder Why?


Why are we alive?

Why are we on this planet?

Why do all have to die?

Why kill someone?

Why steal something?

Why?

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ngfan14
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Why is this post so boring? What is this supposed to be about?

DecadentDragon
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If nothing ever died this place would be really overcrowded.

DotKasper
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Why would it be overcrowded?

Why do we "multiplie"? xD

jrvc92
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in before religion argument

Strop
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lol jrvc.

Dot, I think that many people think about the things you've listed, and experience along with it a certain sensation. I'm going to call this sensation "existential angst", and because I'm also in before religion argument, I suggest looking up Kierkegaard's thoughts on the matter.

Alternatively one could go all buddhist philosophy and seek the ways to just "be".

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Haha 'why is this post so boring', good one ngfan. But to answer your question, it probably ends up in a religious discussion. If you have religion, that is why you don't kill someone. If you don't believe in a god, then... you really have no reason not to kill anyone. Scary thought.

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I don't know if I ascribe to the belief that everyone who doesn't believe in God thinks it is OK to kill someone (or that there is no reason not to). You know, morality is not owned solely by Christianity. Many other religions (and society in general) hold morals to a high standard, as do non-religious people.

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Why do we have to poop?

garifu
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Cuz otherwise we'd be filled with it!

Megamickel
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Why something instead of nothing?

Strop
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We're only able to ask that because there exists a something instead of nothing in the first place.

LIEK OMGZ.

Megamickel
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That's true, but that still doesn't answer the question of why something exists instead of nothing. All it does is give reason to the pondering of the mystery and prove that we do, in fact, exist.

Strop
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And that's my point!

What compels you to ask 'why'?


...actually formally speaking, self-referential arguments for existence don't prove anything because they beg the question. See Descartes' claim cogito ergo sum ("I think therefore I am"). But personally I think it's simpler to assume we 'exist' and go from there.

Megamickel
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Existentialism is a horrible concept in itself. It can both win and lose any arguement because it disproves everything you thought was true. However, there are certain truths that we must accept as fact, at least for the world we live in. The laws of physics are fact. We cannot change the way forces interact with each other. Rather, we can study these forces and learn how to direct them. However, this does not prove that our explanation was right, only that our method works. Take, for example, the theory of spontaneous generation. Flies were thought to spawn from rotting meat. However, it was proven that such was NOT the case in later experiments. However, the method worked - flies DID appear whever there was rotting meat. This is the basis behind doing any research at all, lest we remain ignorant. The correct explanation is important in that it allows us to apply the principles in multiple areas.

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To answer your questions:
Have you ever wondered Why?
Yes

What did you wonder Why?
Why do people value relationships, but value the freedom to have sex with whomever more?

Why are we alive?
Yeah, but I believe we are alive for the sheer enjoyment of God.

Why are we on this planet?
Because it has air, water, and other stuff we need to live.

Why do all have to die?
Cause life would get boring after awhile.

Why kill someone?
In the defense of yourself or your loved ones.

Why steal something?
Because you might be so poor and in real need of something, like food. Or for the other people, for the rush I guess.

Why?
Why ask why?

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