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by Dubious
Mon Nov 19, 2018 8:30 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: WHY DO YOU THINK WE ARE HERE? WHY DO WE EXIST?
Replies: 112
Views: 821

Re: WHY DO YOU THINK WE ARE HERE? WHY DO WE EXIST?

When a person is hungry they search for food. it doesn't matter if people think they are idiots, they need food. It is the same with the needs that emanate from the depth of our being. Dedicated secularists and people completely identified with the earth are closed to this need. They don't feel it....
by Dubious
Sun Nov 18, 2018 11:38 pm
Forum: Aesthetics
Topic: Poetry here.
Replies: 1023
Views: 142143

Re: Poetry here.

You chickenshit. :wink: I guess it's only fair, being an equal opportunity crap critic, to extend the same privilege to others. So I picked the crappiest poem I could find - so not to give you guys too much of an inferiority complex - which was meant to be a lampoon, a crap poem on crap poems. I co...
by Dubious
Sun Nov 18, 2018 11:02 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: WHY DO YOU THINK WE ARE HERE? WHY DO WE EXIST?
Replies: 112
Views: 821

Re: WHY DO YOU THINK WE ARE HERE? WHY DO WE EXIST?

How do you know there is no answer? Where is the reason, the underlying reason , why there should even be one? If you're waiting for some internal revelation to do it as in "knowing thyself" that won't do either because everyone knows themselves differently if they bother to know at all. I agree. T...
by Dubious
Sun Nov 18, 2018 10:16 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: WHY DO YOU THINK WE ARE HERE? WHY DO WE EXIST?
Replies: 112
Views: 821

Re: WHY DO YOU THINK WE ARE HERE? WHY DO WE EXIST?

Sure, everything is until it can't be. What of the journey from microbial Earth to complex and intelligent Earth is not to be considered in this equation? Are you so peeved with humanity that this amazing evolution Is not inspiring to you? One can be inspired simply by the process which created it ...
by Dubious
Sun Nov 18, 2018 11:01 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: WHY DO YOU THINK WE ARE HERE? WHY DO WE EXIST?
Replies: 112
Views: 821

Re: WHY DO YOU THINK WE ARE HERE? WHY DO WE EXIST?

Why are we here? Obviously to grow and develop. It sound obvious enough but it's not nearly so straight-forward. There are creatures existing now that have existed since the dinosaurs with hardly any change. There is no mandate to grow and develop for anything that's alive on planet earth (or proba...
by Dubious
Sun Nov 18, 2018 10:17 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: WHY DO YOU THINK WE ARE HERE? WHY DO WE EXIST?
Replies: 112
Views: 821

Re: WHY DO YOU THINK WE ARE HERE? WHY DO WE EXIST?

You must be aware of instances where people have acquired everything the world can offer but are compelled to suicide. Why? There can be any number of reasons. Health is one of the most important ones. Possibly to escape from a truly bad conscience. Not everything can be resolved by money. But I do...
by Dubious
Sun Nov 18, 2018 8:12 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: WHY DO YOU THINK WE ARE HERE? WHY DO WE EXIST?
Replies: 112
Views: 821

Re: WHY DO YOU THINK WE ARE HERE? WHY DO WE EXIST?

... any consciousness which demands value in existence. Those who need to know are clearly not happy. You don't question existence when you are happy with it. In that case life's purpose feels self-evident - a gift in which we can revel. When life sucks, one might reasonably wonder if there's a poi...
by Dubious
Sun Nov 18, 2018 8:00 am
Forum: Aesthetics
Topic: Poetry here.
Replies: 1023
Views: 142143

Re: "...and why would anyone be even remotely interested?"

henry quirk wrote:
Sun Nov 18, 2018 2:07 am
Hey, I posted my crap.

Post yours.
That would amount to advertising my limitations. I'd rather be a crap critic! :mrgreen:
by Dubious
Sun Nov 18, 2018 7:55 am
Forum: Aesthetics
Topic: Poetry here.
Replies: 1023
Views: 142143

Re: Poetry here.

Dubious - why not post one of your own? :) ...and why would anyone be even remotely interested? Good or bad, poetry is a dead art. As many forms of art go, its quality remains in the eye of the beholder. Do you think other forms of art are also dead in this age, or just poetry? I am only slightly i...
by Dubious
Sun Nov 18, 2018 3:47 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: WHY DO YOU THINK WE ARE HERE? WHY DO WE EXIST?
Replies: 112
Views: 821

Re: WHY DO YOU THINK WE ARE HERE? WHY DO WE EXIST?

I think it's a symptom of disease in many to over imagine their worth which unlikely would ever happen without the artificially invoked methodology of applied metaphysics. It is this which most often creates these distortions; theism, though not usually recognized as a form of metaphysics, is only o...
by Dubious
Sat Nov 17, 2018 10:39 pm
Forum: Aesthetics
Topic: Poetry here.
Replies: 1023
Views: 142143

Re: Poetry here.

attofishpi wrote:
Sat Nov 17, 2018 3:22 am
Dubious - why not post one of your own? :)
...and why would anyone be even remotely interested?

Good or bad, poetry is a dead art.
by Dubious
Sat Nov 17, 2018 2:04 am
Forum: Aesthetics
Topic: Poetry here.
Replies: 1023
Views: 142143

Re: Poetry here.

Good to know! I was beginning to wonder whether my brain cells were going dis-anthropic, no-longer able to determine relationships!
by Dubious
Sat Nov 17, 2018 1:42 am
Forum: Aesthetics
Topic: Poetry here.
Replies: 1023
Views: 142143

Re: Poetry here.

I read up your "Stinking Joe" poem to my adopted three-year-old daughter, and she loves it. It may be news to you but a three year old will just about laugh at anything. Before it gets out of hand: I don't have a three-year-old. I don't have any children. No grandchildren, either. I am 64 now, so c...
by Dubious
Fri Nov 16, 2018 9:22 pm
Forum: Aesthetics
Topic: Poetry here.
Replies: 1023
Views: 142143

Re: Poetry here.

-1- wrote:
Fri Nov 16, 2018 4:56 pm

I read up your "Stinking Joe" poem to my adopted three-year-old daughter, and she loves it.
It may be news to you but a three year old will just about laugh at anything.
by Dubious
Fri Nov 16, 2018 9:15 pm
Forum: Aesthetics
Topic: Poetry here.
Replies: 1023
Views: 142143

Re: Poetry here.

The Waggon of Life Though creaking sometimes with the load, Life's running waggon scarcely rocks. Grey time conducts us down the road, This driver never leaves the box. We climb upon the boards at dawn Full of wild devilment and crowing; Spurning the languid life with scorn We cry, 'go on get fucki...