Question of the day

Was talking to someone about this that, and the other, and the subject matter steered past humor, and invariably into more serious things about life, death, and finally, purpose.

Purpose. The purpose of humanity. Is there one? Should there be one? Who decides? Is your purpose more valid or valuable than let’s say a maggot, a butterfly, a weasel, a sparrow, or a tiger?

This tiger mauls a gazelle and has lunch, and nobody says a word. A woman aborts her baby and nobody says a word. Death and life so to speak. Does the purpose of the tiger and the purpose of the woman match up? Is the woman here any lesser than the ravaging animal?

Without purpose, it’s anything goes, that is, if you are honest.  But aah I say, purpose demands intelligence and foresight. Purpose speaks to the ‘higher’ nature of man, so unlike our tiger friend, who would rather not share his fresh kill with his neighbor, while we hopefully as humans would share our last meal with man and beast.

This separates us from beast, and the godless should pay attention as to WHY.

(And as a bonus thought, didja notice the little tyke who looks like his parent? Hmm, sounds like Genesis, as our godless evolution friends have no answer as to why mama tiger did not give birth to a dozen gophers)

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11 Responses to Question of the day

  1. says:

    Spot on!

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  2. xPraetorius says:

    Great post, CS! Purpose is such a loaded word! Loaded with all the questions of existence! Everyone remembers the joke about the Philosophy class: “The final exam comes out, and it’s one question: ‘Why?’ One student wag’s answer: ‘Why not?'”

    Everyone laughs and moves on. It’s supposed to show deep thinking, this “Why not?” It’s supposed to be the great, pithy response that cuts effortlessly through the Gordian Knot of philosophical thought.

    However, “Why not?” is a cowardly cop-out. The question is: “Why?” And it can be restated: “What’s the purpose? What’s your purpose, my purpose, our purpose? Do we even have a purpose?”

    “Why not?” aborts the necessary deep exploration of that essential question.

    And, if not, then, obviously, there’s no point in anything at all.

    It’s funny… atheists live very “religious” lives. Since, to them, the beginning, middle and end all occur in the space of a few dozen years, they try to cram as much “purpose” and “point” into that terribly brief time. Since they’ve assigned to themselves the role of God, they assign themselves purpose, and they go about it with gusto!

    The ones screaming with spittle-flecked rage in the streets are not the ones who spend a lot of time asking God for peace, and patience, and greater understanding of their fellow men. And they certainly don’t ask themselves — the ones to whom they’ve decided to impart godly attributes — for such virtues!

    But, man-oh-man, do they have purpose!

    We live in the time of “Why not?” The substanceless, lazy cop-out that’s mistaken for pithy wisdom.


    — x

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    • ColorStorm says:

      Tis a puny man with an even smaller mind who has artificially ruled out God from His own creation, and thereby is clueless as to Authority.

      But I like to say, men ask sideshow questions, and ignore ten thousand clear
      answers already given. The conscience is a killer for all miscreants, especially the professional atheist.

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  3. great thoughts to ponder CS—laced with the truth of absolutes

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  4. Love this, Colorstorm. Purpose, meaning, that really is the big question of the day! Some of these cultural icons, thinking of people like Jordan Peterson, really reveal our culture’s hunger, starvation, for meaning and purpose, for some moral absolutes in the world. Well, we Christians were made for such a time as this! We know the Great Physician and we got the cure for what ails you.

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  5. Wally Fry says:

    You will never get an answer to this question from the Godless, but I bet some will show up to tell you that your question is messed up.

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    • ColorStorm says:

      Yeah wally, I remember I asked not too long ago so to speak ‘WHAT evidence would be suitable to the blind………before he can be convinced what sight is?’

      (That’s really the essence the infidel must face)

      And you are correct, it was I who was somehow lost as fog……..yeah ok, I swear the common sense took a hike from some people. 😉

      So seriously, how does a human exceed the purpose of a maggot or vice versa? I think it’s a fair question, and I pity the fool for not engaging the brain to know why.

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