Existence itself is evidence.
Or, maybe I could say: Existence existing is the evidence.
Regardless of what we can know about existence, we know for sure that something must exist.
Could this question not exist?
And something must account for whatever exists (whether or not we can know anything about it).
Either existence came from something, came from nothing, is really a dream, is really a computer simulation… These are all accountings.
Perhaps when we look at existence from our human perspective and scope, we account for it all with a thinking, creative Being.
Is that accounting necessary?
Let’s call whatever actually accounts for existence “God.” Must God be a person?
Here’s my video response below:
Yes, everything we do and build will ultimately come to nothing. But our lives seem to mirror so many other forms of existence on every different scale or scope. Galaxies and particles reflect evolving lifeforms . . . and even our concepts and values. Seeing such connections makes me feel like the fact that this is all happening for whatever reason (and I get to be part of it) is utterly amazing. It motivates me to keep going. Continue reading
It depends why we know—why we want to think, speak, learn, see…
Some forever add to knowledge, perpetuating a language of endless terms and descriptions in the guise of understanding. Continue reading
Well, what does an infant want?
You could say specifics, like: food, sleep, comfort…
But since an infant doesn’t really understand wanting those things, perhaps a summary could be: An infant [unconsciously] wants to be (exist) as much and well as possible. Continue reading
It might help to look at different motivations people have for wanting to be moral.
There seem to be two basic camps:
Some feel they should be moral in order to meet some given standard or ideal. To these, morality becomes a black-and-white list of rules that spell out which behaviors are acceptable and which deserve shame or judgment. Continue reading
Here’s an experiment:
- Say some completely random words.
- Now do something completely random.
How random were your words and actions just now, really? Was there any thought process behind them at all (any weighing of options)? Continue reading
I wish I was a tree.
Trees keep still and last a long time; they’re steady in the midst of a world always scurrying to recreate itself.
Trees just are. Continue reading
Which is more valuable: life or truth?
Regardless of the amount of truth you have or know, there’s no telling how much more you could uncover in your remaining time.
That said, I believe your real experience and honest perspective are worth more than anything. Continue reading
Yes and no.
Existence begs the question: why?
So what could account for this reality we seem to be experiencing? What couldn’t?
Could we ever say for sure that we knew why? How?
What must be true about the real why . . . the actual reason for everything . . . considering what we know? Continue reading
Here are two related reasons why we have different perspectives, each depending on the definition.
We all live in the same world, which we experience through our same five senses.
We’re all exposed to the same facts.
Something else that’s common to all human beings: We’re told throughout our lives everyone’s current best guesses as to why the world, what our senses reveal, and the facts we know are as they are. These explanations come to us from and through other people just like us . . . people who are born, live, experience, and are also taught current best guesses as to why before they die. Continue reading