Re: The Voyage....

arnaldo (
Sun, 28 Mar 1999 20:26:06 -0600

I was not being meaningless, i was just stating the status quo of religion... You are certainly a Pantheist, so enjoy your God/Universe, but don't forget that most people is not fortunate enough to enjoy it too and are stuck with the main religions that promisse life after death... arnaldo

Peter Passaro wrote:

> Re: Arnaldo's Voyage
> This type of meaningless negativity should be ignored, but I couldn't stop
> myself from replying.
> The stars are more clear than they have ever been in mankind's history.
> We are children of the universe and stand on the edge of accepting our place
> among those stars. The levels of connection between ourselves and every
> single piece of matter become ever more defined with each piece of
> scientific knowledge we gain. We are not a mistake - rather we are the
> product of a cosmos that builds upon itself - with ever deeper complexity in
> every step forward.
> The purpose of life is life and by every possible avenue to avoid death
> and the loss of the valuable connections that are created by every living
> thing. There may not be an anthropic creator - but there is a creator - the
> universe itself. There may not be life after death but there is the
> struggle for life itself and the knowledge that every living thing has added
> in some minute way to the progression of life towards its spread through the
> universe. Death is neither easy nor dignified, in whatever form it takes
> and our culture of respecting death must end now. It is our enemy, we must
> "rage against the dying of the light" with all possible means.
> We have nothing to fear though. The organizing force in the universe is
> irresistable, immortality and the diaspora of life through our galaxy and
> the rest of the cosmos in one form or another is inevitable.
> Peter Passaro
> >The Voyage
> >In this sailing ship of ours, navigating in the Sea of the Unknown for two
> >millenia, in a voyage of discover of ourselves, our creator and our purpose
> in
> >life, the navigation stars are fading.
> >
> >The elite of the crew no longer looks at the stars, knowing that we are
> nothing
> >more than ‘a temporary collection of recycled carbon compounds occupying
> space
> >in a huge and unfeeling universe’. They finally understood that life is an
> >accidental byproduct of matter - a mistake of Nature, in the sense that
> >consciousness (the metaphorical Tree of Knowledge) is nothing but the
> capacity
> >to understand and fear our physical and metaphysical misfortunes, and that
> >there is no purpose in life except the one that we make for ourselves
> during
> >the short cycles of our existences.
> >
> >But the rest of the crew, the great majority, is stuck in the inertia of
> 2000
> >years of old habits of belief, constantly haunted in the unconscious
> labyrinths
> >of the collective psyches with the nightmare that there is no creator -
> besides
> >the whole process of evolution - and therefore no hope for life after
> death.
> >
> >The ship will go on sailing, until it sinks or finds a friendly utopic
> harbor,
> >where we can enjoy our short existences, without illusions of divine
> origins,
> >and get out in a easy and dignified way.
> >
> >