What is existence?
@seeker, I’m sorry that doesn’t make sense to me. God has to be metaphysical, just not of this world. I don’t see why something would need a gender to create everything by itself. Like you said, Earth is the female? What about every other star and planet and universe? Are they also females? They should be, right? But God created all that too right? Men don’t create the females that they impregnate to create new life. God has to be of no gender. I’m sorry, I just really hate when people give an omniscient omnipotent omnipresent being in another plane of reality too much personification. Because we can’t truthfully say that.
@seeker, A rock doesn’t think but it exists too, we know this because it’s here. We see it, we can pick it up and feel it. We too, are here. We are taking up space, and causing events to happen just by being here. I think that is the jist of existence. And metaphysical things exist too, just not here. They exist in their own plane.
@brandonphillips, yes but if i no longer perceive the rock, can i still say that it exists? How do you know that i`m here, how do you know that i exist? can you say that you perceive my existence just by exchanging ideas, if we already established that thought does not validate existence?
What do you mean when you say that we are here, where are we? Are we in the same place, and if that is so, then what are we?
Well, you simply cannot always know that something exists. In that case I’d say you wouldn’t know that the rock existed, no. But that doesn’t negate the fact that it does exist. You can’t know everything. It’s the falling tree in the forest with no one around to hear it situation. You can’t be self-absorbed enough to think that your presence determines whether or not the tree makes a sound though. There’s absolutely no reason why it wouldn’t make a sound just because you’re not there to hear it. We can’t be that vain. We just have to accept that things go on without our knowing. Humans are naturally that way, we have to know everything, and put a label on everything.
@seeker, I don’t see why not. Like an asteroid floating aimlessly through space, undetected by any astrologists because it’s so small and so far off. I don’t know that that asteroid is there, none of us do. But who are we to say that it isn’t? We should just know that it can be.