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The meaning of life is . . . Love.

Benshapiro
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7/26/2014 4:58:34 AM
Posted: 2 years ago
If we were to die and look back on our life, we'd realize that whatever we did that was good gave our life meaning. Bringing about the most good in our life is the most meaningful life that we can have. To maximize the welfare of ourselves and others we can only do so by acts of pure, selfless love. Imagine how different the world would be if everyone loved each other. Every virtue stands on a foundation of love.

I don't consider myself religious but I do believe with that religion is fundamentally correct in stressing the importance of sharing pure love. God must be the conscious essence behind the goodness of love.
bulproof
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7/26/2014 5:11:34 AM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 7/26/2014 4:58:34 AM, Benshapiro wrote:
If we were to die and look back on our life, we'd realize that whatever we did that was good gave our life meaning. Bringing about the most good in our life is the most meaningful life that we can have. To maximize the welfare of ourselves and others we can only do so by acts of pure, selfless love. Imagine how different the world would be if everyone loved each other. Every virtue stands on a foundation of love.

I don't consider myself religious but I do believe with that religion is fundamentally correct in stressing the importance of sharing pure love. God must be the conscious essence behind the goodness of love.

Which god?
Man has invented many.
Truth_seeker
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7/26/2014 9:09:09 AM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 7/26/2014 4:58:34 AM, Benshapiro wrote:
If we were to die and look back on our life, we'd realize that whatever we did that was good gave our life meaning. Bringing about the most good in our life is the most meaningful life that we can have. To maximize the welfare of ourselves and others we can only do so by acts of pure, selfless love. Imagine how different the world would be if everyone loved each other. Every virtue stands on a foundation of love.

I don't consider myself religious but I do believe with that religion is fundamentally correct in stressing the importance of sharing pure love. God must be the conscious essence behind the goodness of love.

Amen, i believe the same and i agree with you.
Benshapiro
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7/26/2014 3:31:12 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 7/26/2014 5:11:34 AM, bulproof wrote:
At 7/26/2014 4:58:34 AM, Benshapiro wrote:
If we were to die and look back on our life, we'd realize that whatever we did that was good gave our life meaning. Bringing about the most good in our life is the most meaningful life that we can have. To maximize the welfare of ourselves and others we can only do so by acts of pure, selfless love. Imagine how different the world would be if everyone loved each other. Every virtue stands on a foundation of love.

I don't consider myself religious but I do believe with that religion is fundamentally correct in stressing the importance of sharing pure love. God must be the conscious essence behind the goodness of love.

Which god?
Man has invented many.

The God that decreed that love is a transcendent aspect of human consciousness to unite and maximize the well being of everyone.
bulproof
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7/26/2014 7:43:56 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 7/26/2014 3:31:12 PM, Benshapiro wrote:
At 7/26/2014 5:11:34 AM, bulproof wrote:
At 7/26/2014 4:58:34 AM, Benshapiro wrote:
If we were to die and look back on our life, we'd realize that whatever we did that was good gave our life meaning. Bringing about the most good in our life is the most meaningful life that we can have. To maximize the welfare of ourselves and others we can only do so by acts of pure, selfless love. Imagine how different the world would be if everyone loved each other. Every virtue stands on a foundation of love.

I don't consider myself religious but I do believe with that religion is fundamentally correct in stressing the importance of sharing pure love. God must be the conscious essence behind the goodness of love.

Which god?
Man has invented many.

The God that decreed that love is a transcendent aspect of human consciousness to unite and maximize the well being of everyone.

You got any record of this god decreeing anything at all?
Benshapiro
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7/26/2014 11:13:36 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 7/26/2014 7:43:56 PM, bulproof wrote:
At 7/26/2014 3:31:12 PM, Benshapiro wrote:
At 7/26/2014 5:11:34 AM, bulproof wrote:
At 7/26/2014 4:58:34 AM, Benshapiro wrote:
If we were to die and look back on our life, we'd realize that whatever we did that was good gave our life meaning. Bringing about the most good in our life is the most meaningful life that we can have. To maximize the welfare of ourselves and others we can only do so by acts of pure, selfless love. Imagine how different the world would be if everyone loved each other. Every virtue stands on a foundation of love.

I don't consider myself religious but I do believe with that religion is fundamentally correct in stressing the importance of sharing pure love. God must be the conscious essence behind the goodness of love.

Which god?
Man has invented many.

The God that decreed that love is a transcendent aspect of human consciousness to unite and maximize the well being of everyone.

You got any record of this god decreeing anything at all?

Nope. I don't even know if God exists. But if he does, it's very likely that he created us for this purpose.
bulproof
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7/26/2014 11:55:53 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 7/26/2014 11:13:36 PM, Benshapiro wrote:

The God that decreed that love is a transcendent aspect of human consciousness to unite and maximize the well being of everyone.



Nope. I don't even know if God exists. But if he does, it's very likely that he created us for this purpose.

That is a warp 9 backpeddle.

You don't mean the god that decreed something.

You think that if there was a god then that is what he would decree.

Welcome to theism, because what their gods think aligns perfectly with what they think as well.
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7/27/2014 12:02:14 AM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 7/26/2014 11:55:53 PM, bulproof wrote:
At 7/26/2014 11:13:36 PM, Benshapiro wrote:

The God that decreed that love is a transcendent aspect of human consciousness to unite and maximize the well being of everyone.



Nope. I don't even know if God exists. But if he does, it's very likely that he created us for this purpose.

That is a warp 9 backpeddle.

You don't mean the god that decreed something.

You think that if there was a god then that is what he would decree.

Welcome to theism, because what their gods think aligns perfectly with what they think as well.

Not really. We have this conscious existence that no one really knows where it came from. Love is the height of harmony and good within this existence and if we were created for a purpose it's very likely that love is this purpose due to its inherent goodness.
GodChoosesLife
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7/27/2014 12:04:53 AM
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At 7/26/2014 4:58:34 AM, Benshapiro wrote:
If we were to die and look back on our life, we'd realize that whatever we did that was good gave our life meaning. Bringing about the most good in our life is the most meaningful life that we can have. To maximize the welfare of ourselves and others we can only do so by acts of pure, selfless love. Imagine how different the world would be if everyone loved each other. Every virtue stands on a foundation of love.

I don't consider myself religious but I do believe with that religion is fundamentally correct in stressing the importance of sharing pure love. God must be the conscious essence behind the goodness of love.

And God certainly is the conscious essence behind the goodness of love my friend :)
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7/27/2014 12:13:26 AM
Posted: 2 years ago
Bulproof, pick your fights. As long as he admits he doesn't know God exists, that is all we can ask for, and keep your snide and troll-y comments to yourself.
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7/27/2014 12:25:33 AM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 7/27/2014 12:13:26 AM, Hematite12 wrote:
Bulproof, pick your fights. As long as he admits he doesn't know God exists, that is all we can ask for, and keep your snide and troll-y comments to yourself.
If I require your contribution I'll pull the chain.

It was his claim that a god decreed something, I suppose you want to claim that it would be the god he doesn't exists?

Whatever.

I figured out that in this place troll means anyone who disagrees with you but won't suck your d*ck or be nice to your idiotic opinions.
bulproof
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7/27/2014 12:29:34 AM
Posted: 2 years ago
BTW, I agree that the meaning of life is love.

Unfortunately that is incompatible with god beliefs.
intellectuallyprimitive
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7/27/2014 4:17:28 AM
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At 7/26/2014 4:58:34 AM, Benshapiro wrote:
If we were to die and look back on our life, we'd realize that whatever we did that was good gave our life meaning. Bringing about the most good in our life is the most meaningful life that we can have. To maximize the welfare of ourselves and others we can only do so by acts of pure, selfless love. Imagine how different the world would be if everyone loved each other. Every virtue stands on a foundation of love.

I don't consider myself religious but I do believe with that religion is fundamentally correct in stressing the importance of sharing pure love. God must be the conscious essence behind the goodness of love.

We share congruous perspectives regarding the first paragraph. I find the second paragraph to contain rather disputable remarks.
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7/27/2014 4:19:14 AM
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At 7/27/2014 12:13:26 AM, Hematite12 wrote:
Bulproof, pick your fights. As long as he admits he doesn't know God exists, that is all we can ask for, and keep your snide and troll-y comments to yourself.

No. He is more than welcome to comment regardless of your opinion. If you find a problem I suggest ignoring him.
intellectuallyprimitive
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7/27/2014 4:26:25 AM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 7/26/2014 4:58:34 AM, Benshapiro wrote:
If we were to die and look back on our life, we'd realize that whatever we did that was good gave our life meaning. Bringing about the most good in our life is the most meaningful life that we can have. To maximize the welfare of ourselves and others we can only do so by acts of pure, selfless love. Imagine how different the world would be if everyone loved each other. Every virtue stands on a foundation of love.

I don't consider myself religious but I do believe with that religion is fundamentally correct in stressing the importance of sharing pure love. God must be the conscious essence behind the goodness of love.

Is god also responsible for what me way consider the opposite of love, hate if you will?
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7/28/2014 8:15:49 PM
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At 7/26/2014 4:58:34 AM, Benshapiro wrote:
If we were to die and look back on our life, we'd realize that whatever we did that was good gave our life meaning. Bringing about the most good in our life is the most meaningful life that we can have. To maximize the welfare of ourselves and others we can only do so by acts of pure, selfless love. Imagine how different the world would be if everyone loved each other. Every virtue stands on a foundation of love.

I don't consider myself religious but I do believe with that religion is fundamentally correct in stressing the importance of sharing pure love. God must be the conscious essence behind the goodness of love.
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7/28/2014 8:18:31 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 7/27/2014 12:25:33 AM, bulproof wrote:
At 7/27/2014 12:13:26 AM, Hematite12 wrote:
Bulproof, pick your fights. As long as he admits he doesn't know God exists, that is all we can ask for, and keep your snide and troll-y comments to yourself.
If I require your contribution I'll pull the chain.

It was his claim that a god decreed something, I suppose you want to claim that it would be the god he doesn't exists?

Whatever.

I figured out that in this place troll means anyone who disagrees with you but won't suck your d*ck or be nice to your idiotic opinions.

It's idiotic to try and promote happiness and peace through love of one another?

Regardless of what medium you do that through - religion or not - that is certainly a respectable opinion, rather, action, that should be praised and lauded, not degraded and berated.