Why there is suffering.

 GarrettMc (@GarrettMc)6 years, 9 months ago

So this is my attempt ya answering the questions such as “why is there suffering” and “why do bad things happen to good people.”

If we withhold the idea that the universe is truly infinite then this means that everything that can happen has to happen. If every single thing and experience doesn’t happen then the universe isn’t infinite. So people suffer because if they didn’t suffer then the universe as we know wouldn’t exist.

September 17, 2014 at 11:08 am
besser (11) (@besser) 6 years, 9 months ago ago

A really simple answer for a very difficult question and I think your spot on. Well done.

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Anonymous (17) (@) 6 years, 8 months ago ago

I guess this is calming for some people. That some have to be oppressed by others so the world as we know it stays the same. It’s infuriating for others. I guess some people think in excuses too much.

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GarrettMc (59) (@GarrettMc) 6 years, 8 months ago ago

I know in the post I focused on why bad things happen but my post also means that every good thing has to happen too.

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Anonymous (17) (@) 6 years, 8 months ago ago

Okay then. I settle for something happening no matter what that is rather than nothing happening. Something for president.

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Ray (4) (@brainofmorbius) 6 years, 8 months ago ago

There are different kinds of infinity. There can be an infinity that doesn’t contain “everything” – for example, think of the infinity of rational numbers, 1,2,3,4 etc. on and on. That’s just numbers.

Infinity does not have to encompass suffering.

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Ray (4) (@brainofmorbius) 6 years, 8 months ago ago

(Zeno’s paradoxes are a good way of approaching the concept of infinity. In many ways, the human mind and the constructs we create to define reality are inadequate in fully explaining what infinity “is” and “is not.”). The tortoise and Achilles race paradox is one of the most notable concepts Zeno came up with, to show how physical movement in space is logically impossible. That is because, to cover any distance, you have to actually cover an infinity of sub-distances that that that length can be divided into, and that’s impossible:

http://platonicrealms.com/encyclopedia/Zenos-Paradox-of-the-Tortoise-and-Achilles

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besser (11) (@besser) 6 years, 8 months ago ago

This guy finds a way to answer this question with a simple answer now your going to try and complicate things? Get outta here you’re all killing me!

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josephm (772) (@josephm) 6 years, 8 months ago ago

nothing = nothing. evil =good. suffering = bliss

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Anonymous (11) (@) 6 years, 8 months ago ago

Well said brother

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Brian (16) (@briancrawley2) 6 years, 8 months ago ago

Well because the world isnt fare. And suffering is a way we grow stronger and wiser and learn a lesso on empathy thats what our world lacks

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