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by Ferdi
Fri Oct 11, 2019 2:34 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: DAM asked: "Is being born worth it - or is it better to have never been born?"
Replies: 324
Views: 3644

Re: DAM asked: "Is being born worth it - or is it better to have never been born?"

There is a reason why eastern religions do whatever it takes to avoid reincarnation and why in western abrahamic religions the book of ecclesiastes states loosely: "the day one dies is better than the day they where born" and depth of attending "funerals over parties". Holy Books allegedly inspired...
by Ferdi
Sat Oct 05, 2019 7:53 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: DAM asked: "Is being born worth it - or is it better to have never been born?"
Replies: 324
Views: 3644

Re: DAM asked: "Is being born worth it - or is it better to have never been born?"

There is a reason why eastern religions do whatever it takes to avoid reincarnation and why in western abrahamic religions the book of ecclesiastes states loosely: "the day one dies is better than the day they where born" and depth of attending "funerals over parties". Holy Books allegedly inspired...
by Ferdi
Mon Sep 30, 2019 9:54 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: DAM asked: "Is being born worth it - or is it better to have never been born?"
Replies: 324
Views: 3644

Re: DAM asked: "Is being born worth it - or is it better to have never been born?"

No because to me both plants and a foetus are biological for both are alive I therefore see all plants and animals as being alive and all bacteria as well I Agree. So, if a fetus within the womb is alive, then how can some thing alive not have life yet and just be waiting the arrival of its so call...
by Ferdi
Sun Sep 29, 2019 8:25 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: DAM asked: "Is being born worth it - or is it better to have never been born?"
Replies: 324
Views: 3644

Re: DAM asked: "Is being born worth it - or is it better to have never been born?"

Are you saying you see plants as matter with life but the fetus in the womb as lifeless No because to me both plants and a foetus are biological for both are alive I therefore see all plants and animals as being alive and all bacteria as well I Agree with surreptitious and let me add that a healthy...
by Ferdi
Sun Sep 29, 2019 8:22 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: DAM asked: "Is being born worth it - or is it better to have never been born?"
Replies: 324
Views: 3644

Re: DAM asked: "Is being born worth it - or is it better to have never been born?"

surreptitious57 wrote:
Sun Sep 29, 2019 8:04 am
Age wrote:
Are you saying you see plants as matter with life but the fetus in the womb as lifeless
No because to me both plants and a foetus are biological for both are alive
I therefore see all plants and animals as being alive and all bacteria as well
I Agree.
by Ferdi
Sun Sep 29, 2019 8:19 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: DAM asked: "Is being born worth it - or is it better to have never been born?"
Replies: 324
Views: 3644

Re: DAM asked: "Is being born worth it - or is it better to have never been born?"

I see a difference between the chemical assemblies of lifeless matter and that of matter with life Makes sense. Do you see it ALL as energy...in a multitude of forms and states? I do not see LIFE as energy but something that has life will produce its energy. Life would be the facilitator, not a god...
by Ferdi
Sun Sep 29, 2019 8:03 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: DAM asked: "Is being born worth it - or is it better to have never been born?"
Replies: 324
Views: 3644

Re: DAM asked: "Is being born worth it - or is it better to have never been born?"

The human being is just a sophisticated version of a tubeworm, it's got no more meaning or purpose other than the function of every other living functioning creature. F: - - - Surely you do not consider yourself to be equivalent to a worm. - - - Knowledge of birth and death is a fictional story ari...
by Ferdi
Sat Sep 28, 2019 11:40 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: DAM asked: "Is being born worth it - or is it better to have never been born?"
Replies: 324
Views: 3644

Re: DAM asked: "Is being born worth it - or is it better to have never been born?"

When watching a birth we see the arrival of a fully grown alive fetus. It may not have life yet but will be awaiting the arrival of its “life”. Some manipulations from the attending expert may reveal that “life” has suddenly entered. The baby “has come to life”, but where did that “life” come from ...
by Ferdi
Sat Sep 28, 2019 11:31 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: DAM asked: "Is being born worth it - or is it better to have never been born?"
Replies: 324
Views: 3644

Re: DAM asked: "Is being born worth it - or is it better to have never been born?"

I do know that people think as you do. I don't and my thinking is good for me to have. I am puzzled by your comment. Like each of us, you are free to think what you like, but how do you "know what people think" other than those relatively few you may have been in contact with? I look for facts.
by Ferdi
Fri Sep 27, 2019 7:19 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: DAM asked: "Is being born worth it - or is it better to have never been born?"
Replies: 324
Views: 3644

Re: DAM asked: "Is being born worth it - or is it better to have never been born?"

Purpose depends on the person making his/her judgment and that person's criteria and perspective. Some people live a charmed life and still have a negative perspective. Other people have been seriously harmed but keep picking themselves back up. Is that a mystery or is that understandable because w...
by Ferdi
Thu Sep 26, 2019 9:53 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: DAM asked: "Is being born worth it - or is it better to have never been born?"
Replies: 324
Views: 3644

Re: DAM asked: "Is being born worth it - or is it better to have never been born?"

Reality fluctuates between 1 state and 1 space and infinite time and infinite space. A person's soul exists in 1 state and 1 space. Every other part of reality exists in different states and different spaces within infinity. The soul that exists in 1 state and 1 space can perceive different parts o...
by Ferdi
Wed Sep 25, 2019 2:42 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: DAM asked: "Is being born worth it - or is it better to have never been born?"
Replies: 324
Views: 3644

Re: DAM asked: "Is being born worth it - or is it better to have never been born?"

Dontaskme wrote:
Tue Sep 24, 2019 8:59 am
What is your concept/definition of your "infinite"?
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Infinite is THIS right here and NOW minus the definition.

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I am lost with your reply. Your “THIS right here and NOW” is this Philosophy site, and please enlighten me about how to deduct “the definition”.
by Ferdi
Mon Sep 23, 2019 9:57 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: DAM asked: "Is being born worth it - or is it better to have never been born?"
Replies: 324
Views: 3644

Re: DAM asked: "Is being born worth it - or is it better to have never been born?"

DAM: But there is no separation there between the mother and her new born infant. Ferdi: Yes there is: rather fundamentally. At birth one creature produced a completely separate new entity, with new unique DNA. A birth implies a knowledge..the knowing of one self as being born. >So in the context o...
by Ferdi
Mon Sep 23, 2019 7:46 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: DAM asked: "Is being born worth it - or is it better to have never been born?"
Replies: 324
Views: 3644

Re: DAM asked: "Is being born worth it - or is it better to have never been born?"

DAM: What or how or why life is even happening at all is unknowable. Ferdi: We can but try and learn. DAM: There is no pause or rewind button that can stop the ever immediate flow. There is no knowledge of any beginning to life. Ferdi: But we know that our forefathers successively came from a long ...
by Ferdi
Sat Sep 21, 2019 8:59 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: DAM asked: "Is being born worth it - or is it better to have never been born?"
Replies: 324
Views: 3644

Re: DAM asked: "Is being born worth it - or is it better to have never been born?"

NOTE I made a correction on Sun22Sep@10am. I moved the lowest 3 lines from the 2nd para and placed them in their own para thereunder. My apologies. DAM wrote 20Sep@7:53am. When I first became aware of my surround at the age of 3 - . . . . was almost as if there were two of me. it seemed like a dual...