Why do we care about creation?
Why is it so hard to simply live life without caring about how we first started? Why do we need to believe in anything? Isn't it just wasting our little time here?
I do not think we waste time trying to discover our creation. I feel that our beginings are very important and not so much about believing in anything. Imagine not knowing where you came from. Who your parents are or were. As a curious human being that plaguing question could damage a soul and a mind. Many children that are adopted go through this difficult situation in their lives. So as a race of beings we do the same thing. We have a need to know and until that need is satiated we will continue to search.
Peeples, Wouldn't you like to think that those you have lost along the way will be seen again one day. Without my Faith I would probably just give up. Life has been very rough the last 5 years. I have been diagnosed with several different medical conditions, Lost everything because I can't walk without crutches, Including my Wife. I'm agoraphobic due to anxiety. Would be homeless if it weren't for family. I'm in constant pain. I've lost at least 10 people I loved in the last 5 years. But, Not one time have I blamed God. He has a plan for my life. I am by far not whining. Just stating facts. I've come from almost a 6 figure salary to nothing. But, My faith is still strong.
There are no more natural, fundamental questions than "Where do we come from?" and "Why are we here?". Whether you believe in science or god, the fact that we're here is quite impressive.
As human beings, capable of abstract concepts, it is inevitable that we would wonder how we got here and why we are here. We are creators ourselves, so we conclude that if the things we made came i into being somehow, then maybe we did too. Both the theist and the atheist ask this question. They just disagree about the answer.
Belief is based on what we want to be true rather than what we know is true. We want to believe there is some higher power who will rescue us from the predicaments we get ourselves into. We want to believe death is not the great conqueror of all living beings. We want to believe that the bad guy will get what he deserves, even if he dies of old age. So we create gods to meet our needs. That's why there are so many gods. Even those who profess the same religion still squabble among themselves as they try to make that one religion meet all their needs.
Maybe I am odd. I find peace in knowing that the time I have here is all I have. I find it to be wasteful to wonder how we became. I don't understand the reasoning behind looking for something we can never prove to be true. I'm okay with the idea of not being able to know. Thanks for the answers. I was curious as to why this seems to be so important to people.
What's really odd is people who say they want to know how we got here will put their faith in an Earth centered creation story that bears no resemblance to the universe we live in. It's not knowledge they're after, but an emotional balm.
No, it's not odd. But I find peace in remembering many of my past lives, the things I've seen while outside my Homo sapiens shell, and the miracles I've created (one comparable to Moses parting the sea). But love is the most important thing to rememb
There is an old saying that I wish I could quote, but it carries the thought that "if we don't know where we come from, how can we know where we are going??
NO. It is not at all waste of time.watch this video :-
I personally care about creation because I am a creation. Plus, it amazes me. By having an understanding of where I came from, I understand with more depth who I am, more so than I did some years ago.
Recently, the life of my Mother ended. Even though, I was reared up by my Grandparents, there was a sense of loss.
My " atheist" and estranged, brother and I, reconciled after, meeting together for the first time in over 20 years.
As we spoke and visited............I learned that he had accepted Jesus as his Saviour, at the very hour that our Mother had perished.
Our mother, never knew this ( at least, she was not able to voice this thing)............................it was only on her deathbed ( or its nearing) that she, herself, admitted that there might be someone greater than herself.
Personally, I think, that in some fashion, the homecoming of her firstborn, gave her the strength to let go, and Let God................this IS what I think.
It is important to me, to know, that my brother and I share so many values, childhood experiences, and rely so greatly on the memory of the other to , rebuild our childhood story.
My brother is AMAZED at my childhood recollections, and I stand in awe of his reasonings of why, it was this way.
In short............we NEED one another, in order to get the whole story.
To say, that past generations ( history) does not matter.........says that your own feelings of value or incompetance..........well, they mean nothing....they have no purpose or reason.
I am here for a purpose, and so is my big brother and our mother.
Are we not led by fear? And are there not many people (probably some of us) who exploit that fear? Build up fear, create absolute terror in a person's mind, then present the solution, the escape, and you have 'em by the short-'n-curlies!
Our tendency to hang onto the past can be a way of countering that fear of the future. Regardless of what the past was really like, we will colour it with our deeper desires and remember it as such.
The idea that we can expect some kind of like in the Hereafter is connected with that difficulty of letting go.
The flowers or crucifix placed beside the road where your loved one lost their life is again a reluctance to let go. Fair enough if that is your choice, but it can blind you to the way ahead.
For me, it's far better to concentrate on learning skills and talents which allow me to at least survive in the present and the immediate future; even excel in life!
Maybe if more of us worked with our innate skills and sensibilities, unique as they mostly are, then we would not have time to worry what lies beyond.
My almost exact opinion said in a much better way, as usual.
@Jonny, I'm not led by fear, but by love. Ahh, but letting go is the only way to gain everlasting life -- the awakening of the true self, the Child of God within. When you've seen without the physical instrumentality of your human body, you know
People care about creation because they are curious about our existence and the history of mankind.
As long as we take a scientific approach to life, is it worth wondering where humans came from. Take religion out of the equation and everything will be fine.
It is not the creation itself that matters. It is finding the meaning of life itself instead.
I am in searching of the way of enlightenment so that I no longer need to be in the cycle of rebirth. In order to do that, I need to know about creation and how I can return back in the spiritual world by understanding about enlightenment.
It is always the process of finding out how and why before we can achieve the end result.
I believe in God as I believe the sun has risen. Not because I see it, but because by it I see everything else.
Heh heh...because of intellectual and *scientific* curiosity. And the only reason for living is sensation and sentience. With our senses we experience the world. And with our sentience, we have both the (ahem....!) *reason*and means to ponder these sensations and analyze them, and then other things arojnd us, and eventually why and how.....and.....further still to meta-analysis and then even further until we inevitably grow (change) and evolve over time to ever more complicated and demanding questions, all in the name of VALIDATING our very existance!
to many i think it is the only way for them to survive mentally. no insult intended to anyone but their god is called a shepard and they are the sheep. without their beliefs, many wouldn't no how to handle the stress of living and the thought of dying and nothing happening after that scares the heck out of them. though i'm an atheist, i think that believing in god is what many people need. religion is the problem to me, not some belief.
I love these kinds of questions. I feel that it is not 100% necessary for us to know where we come from. I personally don't think that the way I live my life is dependent on how human beings were first created. However, from a religious view (which I am not religious, just to clarify), I believe that people find it important because they are worshiping and trying to please that god(s)/goddess(s) (depending on the religion) that they believe has put them here in the first place. After having said all of this, I do believe it would be interesting to know exactly how the human race can into being, but I'm not going to spend my time worrying about it. Now, while I feel comfortable in not being religious and/or not knowing the exact answers of our being, I feel that some people either feel comforted in their belief that their divine being(s) put them here of for others that they would just feel more comforted in knowing the answers in general.
So, to be more precise, I don't believe that it is necessary to know. However, I do believe that for many (well most and close to all) people, that believing they know or that they can find out is a way to cope with the uncertainty of it all.
No it inst a waste of time, I'm a born again christian. I believe that Jesus Christ is the only begotten son of all mighty God and that he gave his life as a ransom for ours, I know this for a fact i don't wonder I know it is the truth, you see I died and was brought back, I wrote a hub about it http://kevinsblog52.hubpages.com/hub/Life-after-deth.
@peeples, I would agree with you, if we were only these Homo sapiens shells we wear.
If you lost your children down a well, wouldn't you spend a great deal of time trying to rescue them?
God lost his children down the well of physical reality. They bit the "apple" of ego and lost their ability to see. Now, they can only see through physical instrumentalities -- Homo sapiens eyes. (Except for the one time I was able to see without these human eyes. Everything was just as clear as if I were seeing them through these eyes, only the light was going right through me. I was not casting a shadow.)
God wants His children back and He is not Homo sapiens. His children look just like Him. And yet Genesis tells of 2 creations -- Genesis 1:26, in the image and likeness of God (non-physical spirit), and Genesis 2:7, from the dust of the ground. And dust is not the image of God. Dust is physical. Dust is chemical. Dust is Homo sapiens.
Most people think and feel through their egos. Egos are the source of all selfishness, but they are also the source of all mortal good for the sake of self (pride and the like).
But ego cannot see without the body. Ego cannot create miracles, either. But I have, to the glory of the Heavenly Father.
I have also remembered many of my other physical lives. In one, I was even female and a leader of refugees. When I remembered one incident, I had tears running down my face like rivers. I had never thought such tears were possible, but I was overjoyed that a dear friend was still alive after the second greatest natural disaster in humanity's existence, 11,021 years earlier than my current lifetime remembrance.
Remembering is a matter of love.
So is creation a matter of love. When someone truly forgives, they are committing an act of creation, just as God created this universe He now owns.
Helping others remember is an act of love.
I like these explanations that forget God is supposed to be everywhere and be able to do everything. It's a beautiful story but it just isn't true. Yes, this is a waste of time if all we come up with are fairytales and heinous moral instruction.
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"I gave in, and admitted that God was God.", -- C. S. Lewis
I agree that we do not really need to focus too much on how life first started. I will admit I am curious myself, but I was not there in the begining as far as I could remember, and speculating is waisting time.
I would suggest that we believe in things, because we know that with limited sense perception it is near impossible to know for certain, this is why we have faith. I would further suggest that itis this faith that gives us purpose, it make us think our life is valuable and has significance. Having faith is inspiring, and joyful.
People do not waste time, time waste people. I will only speak for myself, when I say "doing the best you can to fulfill you destiny is why we are here, but we must believe in ourselves and our destiny or mission."
May you find peace and happiness
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