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Old 06-23-2018, 09:36 AM   #1
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Did anyone ever think that maybe the universe is a machine designed to produce companions for the one we think of as "God"? Maybe He was lonely...
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Old 06-23-2018, 11:03 AM   #2
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i think the 'Universe' is the living body of a co-evolving consciousness; or put more simply: Alive. there is no 'matter vs spirit' to me. and we are part of that consciousness (ie: matter + spirit).

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I often think God was bored when he decided to create the world. Though I don't see God as someone who gets lonely for some reason.
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I don't recall who it was but I recall reading where some scientist or philosopher, when asked if he believed in god, replied: "I have no need of that hypothesis."
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I'm not sure that the universe has a purpose - at least not one that we're yet in a position to comprehend. In the meantime, part of me suspects that Douglas Adams might have been on the right hiking trail, with the pan-dimensional white mice and Deep Thought's contribution to the ultimate question of life, the universe & everything...
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I seriously don't know. But honestly I don't think the universe as a whole has some consciousness and it definitely doesn't care about us. I never "ask the universe" for anything as it can't give me anything. I like stargazing and I've been seriously into astronomy since I was very young. "Atlas of the solar system" was very first book I remember from age 3 or 4. I wanted to become an. Astronaut or work for NASA my entire childhood. I don't want that anymore.
Sorry everyone for being negative, I just needed to vent.
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I doubt anything except what is alive has consciousness... because if the universe is somehow alive (so scary when I think about it, whole mass of everything, is alive and breathing... my God) it'd be not very nice to think about it..... at least for me.


Universe definitely isn't alive, an infinite EVERYTHING shouldn't be alive. Unless of course there is another universe...


Although I am no physicist (I cannot handle high school physics) I doubt universe is alive, or at least should be alive. Again this is a friendly suggestion and by no means criticism by Stephen Hawking's successor. God may exist, he may not exist, that's not for science to know at least yet.
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I have had the same thought. Either God was lonely or bored
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But so much pain and suffering for everyone else who is alive isn't it....
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Universe definitely isn't alive...
Parts of it are, whatever "alive" means. I think what some of us wonder is if more of that is developing, and if that has any further meaning.

Something to think about, anyway.
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