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    Quote Originally Posted by ilikeitlikethat View Post
    Like the late great Jim Morrison said
    "This is the end."
    Change is significant to the larva, not the butterfly.

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    I don't get what butterflies have to do with the afterlife other than as a metaphor, like as if this physical plane is the cacoon of struggle, and death is the release as we fly away on the wings of freedom to heaven above and beyond, only to be struck down and reincarnate again later on, and so the struggle never ends until we achieve eternal life and expand into the higher dimensions, the negative matter of the universe at a spiritual level.

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    I find the idea of an afterlife to be much, much harder to swallow than the idea of a creator. It took me a long time (probably until I was in my mid-twenties) to realize that there was no way to reconcile my worldview with the idea of an afterlife. Prior to that, I did all sorts of mental gymnastics to convince myself that it must exist. The fact is, there is no known mechanism for life after death, and plenty of evidence that consciousness is tied physically and inextricably to the brain.

    As for the 'purpose of life,' I figure even if I come up with something good I'm just making stuff up. It's a question without an answer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nicodemus View Post
    I think it is the other way around: Skepticism takes work, belief comes naturally.
    Yes, I think you are right. Skepticism takes work and is an acquired taste but once acquired is as intoxicating as beer. Cheers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RaptorWizard View Post
    I don't get what butterflies have to do with the afterlife other than as a metaphor, like as if this physical plane is the cacoon of struggle, and death is the release as we fly away on the wings of freedom to heaven above and beyond, only to be struck down and reincarnate again later on, and so the struggle never ends until we achieve eternal life and expand into the higher dimensions, the negative matter of the universe at a spiritual level.
    Change for the larva/caterpillar means life/adulthood, change for the butterfly means death.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Riva View Post
    (2) What purpose do you believe is there to life?
    i don't get this: if you can't figure out a purpose to your current life, what purpose would your combined earthly life + after life have? it seems to me you'd be just as dumbfounded and just as ressponsible to give it a meaning yourself, either way.

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