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#128 - pianoz (06/17/2014) [-]
>be christian
>think life has meaning beyond temporary pleasures
User avatar #147 to #128 - jefftheturtle (06/17/2014) [-]
honestly, when referring to beliefs, it all can be simplified to your favorite color. Why do you like that color? Its my favorite. "No red is the best color because it is right" Even if you say that I still like my color better. and does it really matter what color I like? It seems to me that you just don't like it when people disagree with you, but everyone has a right to their own opinion, and quite frankly if everyone had the same opinion, it would be kinda boring dontcha think
User avatar #158 to #147 - pianoz (06/17/2014) [-]
I am not upset that people disagree with me. Without doubt and questions and different opinions no ideas would ever be tested and everything would be boring and unchanging. Everyone has the unquestionable right to their own opinion andjJust like OP put his in the comic, i stated mine in the comments. Das all.
my favorite color is orange
User avatar #164 to #158 - jefftheturtle (06/17/2014) [-]
My message was actually intended for those who would seek to disprove your opinions. I didn't know if you needed support but I wanted to assure you that everyone has their opinions and that there really isn't a good reason for trying to prove someone elses opinion wrong. My favorite color is green but I like orange as well
User avatar #167 to #164 - pianoz (06/17/2014) [-]
green is for pansies
User avatar #143 to #128 - thebritishguy (06/17/2014) [-]
What is the meaning then?
User avatar #151 to #143 - pianoz (06/17/2014) [-]
Live a full good and honest life where you do not strive to achieve your own pleasures. Instead make others happy and find your own fulfillment in that. Then rage hard in the afterlife.
I can't take you seriously with that fedora picture
I don't actually know the meaning of life, best guess?
User avatar #205 to #151 - thebritishguy (06/17/2014) [-]
Dos thou not know the euphoria which streameth out of thy thinking fedora? an honest question for le gentlemen

The meaning you have is not exclusive to theism.
User avatar #208 to #205 - pianoz (06/18/2014) [-]
the party rocking in the afterlife is
#139 to #128 - boblywop (06/17/2014) [-]
I consider myself a christian. Why? Because it's convenient.
I like to find comfort in the fact that if I do my best to help others and make other people happy, then I will be rewarded with peace and paradise.

Yes, maybe nothing happens when we die, evidence points toward there being no god, or godlike deity for that matter, however, if I think like that, how can I wake up in the morning and feel like going to work?
How can I find the energy and motivation to give my coworkers a smile, even though I don't enjoy their company?
How can I find the strength to muscle through a work day, and then find time to enjoy some time with my family and friends?

If I see no reward, then I see no reason. If I see no reason, why do I even want to live?

I've been in the black hole, I've had depressions, and honestly, when I gave myself a reason to wake up in the morning, things slowly started take a turn for the better.

Yes, life is a temporary pleasure, but I like to think that if I share that temporary pleasure with others, then maybe I'll recieve comfort beyond life.

TL;DR I'm a christian who tries to make life less shit so that I might get no shit after death.
User avatar #160 to #139 - zshadowz (06/17/2014) [-]
Do what you love and there is your reward, happiness.

Nobody knows what we will find after the death, that¡s why we have to enjoy the time we are spending in this world doing what we love.

My main interest are animals (i like anime and videogames aswell, but these are hobbies/pastimes, not my real passion). I want to become a vet or biologist. But if I don't get to study these careers, does that mean i have lost my reasons to live and i will commit suicide?. No. I will find other paths of doing what i like.

I'm sure that you are still young and have many years of life left. Do what you like on your freetime and you will find a reason to wake up every day.

I'm atheist, but i try to make people happy too. Not because i expect reward after death, but because it is the ethics i have chosen and i want to follow.
User avatar #145 to #139 - herecomesjohnny (06/17/2014) [-]
there's this buddhist story in which an old chinese emperor asked a boddhisatva "i created hundreds of temples. I honored Buddha, obeyed anything written from you boddhisatvas. Will i get into heaven?"
the boddhisatva answered "none of that even mattered"

I'm no theologist, but if you do things for nothing but reward it probably doesn't help your case
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