link between meaninglessness and current state?

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link between meaninglessness and current state?

Post by Metacrock » Tue Sep 20, 2016 3:36 am

Is there a link between how fucked up things are and lack of conviction about meaning at the top o the metaphysical set up.
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Re: link between meaninglessness and current state?

Post by Magritte » Tue Sep 20, 2016 7:08 am

But as I've shown in the being and nonbeing thread, there's meaninglessness at the top of the metaphysical hierarchy; being cannot have come into being, and so cannot have been brought into being for a purpose.
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Re: link between meaninglessness and current state?

Post by Metacrock » Wed Sep 21, 2016 3:47 am

Magritte wrote:But as I've shown in the being and nonbeing thread, there's meaninglessness at the top of the metaphysical hierarchy; being cannot have come into being, and so cannot have been brought into being for a purpose.
not true. it doesn't have to have been brought in for a purpose to have a purpose, there is an eternal purpose.
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Re: link between meaninglessness and current state?

Post by Magritte » Thu Sep 22, 2016 7:43 am

Metacrock wrote:not true. it doesn't have to have been brought in for a purpose to have a purpose,
Then it follows that even if man wasn't created for a purpose, man can have a purpose.
there is an eternal purpose.
If there's an eternal purpose, then it can't be contingent because it can't have been created. I don't think you can demonstrate that there's an eternal necessary purpose the same way you can demonstrate that there's eternal necessary being. I mean, purpose does not necessarily follow from being. There's no inherent contradiction in denying an eternal purpose. You'd have to establish that there's eternal purpose separately from the logic of being.
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Re: link between meaninglessness and current state?

Post by Metacrock » Thu Sep 22, 2016 10:32 am

Magritte wrote:
Metacrock wrote:not true. it doesn't have to have been brought in for a purpose to have a purpose,
Then it follows that even if man wasn't created for a purpose, man can have a purpose
false man is contingent he has to take his purpose from a higher source, Nothing higher than God, God's purpose doesn't does not have to have started up up from a time of no purpose in order to be a purpose. Man's purpose ca't e self made because it';s meaningless.
there is an eternal purpose.
If there's an eternal purpose, then it can't be contingent because it can't have been created. I don't think you can demonstrate that there's an eternal necessary purpose the same way you can demonstrate that there's eternal necessary being. I mean, purpose does not necessarily follow from being. There's no inherent contradiction in denying an eternal purpose. You'd have to establish that there's eternal purpose separately from the logic of being.[/quote]

If God has will and volition and consciousness on some level, however transcendent, hen there would have to be purpose.
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