There -are- Answers

My ex-wife used to angrily inform me that there was no point asking questions about life and its many mysteries because I would never find the answers. I never clarified if that was supposed to be because of a failing on my part or, more likely, that she didn't believe there were any answers.

Personally, I have already found a great deal of answers. I understand, in a manner that is satisfactory to me, what my purpose is, what 'god' is, and what this whole cosmic playground is really all about. There are still more questions to ask, and perhaps there always will be, and if that's the game, then I'm game for playing.
davidstone78 davidstone78
26-30, M
6 Responses Jul 30, 2007

Well tolerance comes with being at peace with who you are what you are and what life is all about, many beliefs even atheist I don't believe are totally comfortable because it has so many differences then organized religions, so it is like a battle ground, "No I am right" "No this is right", that is how I see it. When you came to an understanding about self life etc it is almost like sitting on a middle ground and creates more tolerance, so I have quite a bit of tolerance for all beliefs and even views on life so to speak, because I know they are all experiences the individual needs to learn and grow, they are just at a different place. Not any less or more then me, just somewhere else.

when people ask what the meaning of life is I always tell them it's different for everybody. You have to figure out your own purpose. I call life a game not because I'm not serious about anything because to me that's what it is. You don't always know what your next move is and sometimes you run into something unexpected then you figure out how to get through it. everything we go through in life I call a lesson learned and as humans we never stop learning.

Absolutely SJ,<br />
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A question I always battle with is the notion of absolutes in belief systems. For example, as you correctly asserted, it is a good thing to show tolerance for other peoples' beliefs... but what if another person views that not to be a good thing? Who is right? Are there absolutes? And if there are, is it not dangerous to assert such absolutes, considering that oftentimes we might only -think- we have found an absolute while in fact it is merely only a prevalent opinion? Thus you have religious extremists who are -so sure- that their views are correct, and can maintain a clear conscious in any action because, of course, they are 'right'.<br />
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I guess I'm saying that 'right', or 'truth' should be a personal thing, and should be shared more as people share smiles than as they share instruction and assertion. Some people aren't receptive to smiling, and will think you socially abnormal, while some find their heart warmed by an unexpected smile from a stranger. So I guess it's down to each of us to intuit with whom we should share, and to respect the self-imposed isolation of those who don't smile?! ;o)

The more I learn the more I realize I don't know. I treat life as a continual journey of learning and if I am not questioning then I am not living. It is important to believe in something, but especially yourself. Showing tolerance towards others beliefs is an indication of maturity and enlightenment.

I find people that don't believe in anything quite confusing, but to their own. What i really don't like, however, is atheists who feel the need to thrust their opinions down the throats of religious people while in the same breath complaining about such tactics being used by religious people!

Hiya,its me, I think that people who believe in nothing are empty and full of their own self misery. Because they cant feel our need to search for answers, then they must be pretty empty.