Man is the only animal silly enough and conceited enough to deem himself to be the purpose of creation. <br />
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All throughout our long, sad, pathetic history of violence and ignorance, small groups of people have made up origin myths. These myths tried to explain where people came from and also tried to explain natural events like storms and seasons, which were quite mysterious and scary. <br />
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As our ability to communicate and cooperate advanced, we developed forms of technology which helped us study and understand our natural world (science). Through science, eventually people came to understand how the universe works and how we've evolved from simpler life forms. <br />
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Not everyone accepted these new ideas, some preferred the safety and comfort of their origin myths. Myths which predictably said man was the center of creation and the reason for everything (of course). Man has an eternal soul, unlike any other creature. <br />
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Forget all the distinctions separating people- different gender, races, languages, cultures... there really are only two types of people. <br />
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Those who view the natural world as it is, and humbly accept our poignantly short lives...<br />
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And those who still cling to their comforting origin myths, which happen to be disputed by every branch of science.

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That is indeed a BIG question! But I think its very important for us to understand if we can.<br />
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I have been interested in this for decades, and what I have read about it could not easily be summarised in a few lines.<br />
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In three of my most favoured versions of "how we came to be", the extraterrestrial people called "Annunaki" figure prominently. The stories differ somewhat, but it seems likely that they had a major part in "why we are here". You could search the internet to find out more about them. Be prepared to spend some time on this, as there is heaps of info to absorb. There are some interesting YouTube videos detailing Lord Enki's Tablets discovered in the site of Sumeria and translated from the cuneform by Zecharia Sitchin.<br />
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As to our purpose for being:<br />
The Annunaki stories point to the idea that humans were designed to be slaves, originally, to mine gold for the Annunaki to help repair their planet's atmosphere.<br />
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To me, a human being can be thought of as a focus of Life (or God, if you want) to be able to experience and express upon the physical 3-D dimension of the Universe. There are those who say that instead of this happening, we are so programmed by genetics and upbringing that God doesn't get a look in to our daily lives, which have become separated, selfish, and programmed for self-survival; and that that attitude has resulted in creating the world we live in today - not a very pleasant place to live in, by and large.<br />
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One way to get back to our original purpose is said to require us to get free of our minds (in which the programming resides) and just BE and observe and express our Essential Selves in the Present Moment - to see What Is, without the filter of mind-programming. To do this you have to become fearless; as fear of not surviving keeps the programming activated.<br />
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And so on, and so on. I'm sure you could spend many happy hours - nay, years! in exploring this...

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Man arose from the primordial ooze, fully formed, about 100 years ago.

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THE TARDIS!

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Evolution, baby

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We hatched out of the cosmic egg, duh!<br />
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I have no idea, honestly. We popped up and started farming pretty quick. There had to be aliens involved somewhere, man!<br />
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Our purpose is obvious, though -- reproduction, same as every other life form. That doesn't really sound special enough, though, does it?

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Theory of evolution.

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I believe that we have a creator. However, I dont necessarily believe the "garden of eden" creation story. Neither do I believe that we rose up from some primordial ooze, developed into monkeys/apes, then developed into what we are today as evolution says we did. I do believe that we had primitive and more "animal-like" ancestors (fossil evidence backs that up) from which we evolved, but I believe that monkeys/apes and humans were ALWAYS seperate species. I believe that a "missing link" has never been found because there never was one. Sure, humans and monkeys/apes share alot of similarities and traits...but I believe that is because we had the same creator. Actually we share alot with all of the natural world, again, because we have the same creator (alot like an artist has a particular style, technique, and often works with the same materials, etc.). There may have been a " big bang" to start it all, there may have been a "primordial ooze" from which life sprang. How it was done is the secret of the creator for us to discover....so I believe the answer lies somewhere in between "creation" and "evolution", not in one or the other as we often debate.

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