"The Nature of Existence" movie asks, Why do we exist?

by moshe 6 Replies latest social entertainment

  • moshe

    I missed this movie, by Roger Nygard at some theaters earlier this year- it's available on video now. I just watched it through Netflix and I enjoyed it a lot. Has anyone else seen it yet?

    - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J8rKnDId4M0

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  • Satanus

    It's a very fundamental question. Maybe, i'll try to watch it.


  • jaguarbass

    It looks interesting. I'd like to see it.

  • Terry

    ...um, I can't see that the question is particularly profound in view of the fact only an EXISTING thing has self-interest.

    The Fix is in!

    In a Universe where nothing exists the question could never arise.

    Consequently and logically the only alternative is for a Universe in which existence exists. The question arises (Why do I exist?) from that alternative.


    1.Nothing exists. Consequence: no question about non-existence can be asked. There is nobody to ask:"Why don't we exist?'

    2.Something exists. Consequence possibility: a. An existing mind asks: 'why do I exist?' b.An existing mind doesn't ask: 'why do I exist?

    Conclusion: The question about existence is a natural consequence of existence itself. That is the "Why."

    Why do we exist?

    Answer: If we didn't we wouldn't ask in the first place.

    Subtext: Existence is binary: it either IS or it ISN'T.

    That one of those possibilities has ocurred is merely the fact of alternative possibility.

  • moshe

    Terry, after hearing all the reasons for man's existence given in this movie, I noticed how little factual substance any religious experts have for their answers.

  • Terry

    Once you assume your premise the conclusion is always inevitable.

    Religion BEGINS with the presupposition of a Creator's existence.

    All else naturally follows as easy as A-B-C....

    Religion can only have contempt (never pity!) for the atheist or agnostic because skepticism calls into question the "given" of existence itself revealing the soft underbelly of Faith as naive and incurious.

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