Originally Posted by MrInsanePolack
I guess my problem with the idea that some deity or whatever has intervened with our lives lies in that if the deity has decided for us, then they have also made a choice. They have chosen to interfere with our lives.
What about instinct, Mr IP? That's not just intervening, it's downright controlling. Who or what is driving that?
Art, science, religion and philosophy are our attempts at achieving some kind of dignity and self worth in the face of being squishy breathing, eating, drinking, shitting, pissing, farting, belching, sleeping, screwing, breeding, fighting, killing, menstruating, masturbating, breastfeeding, suffering, stumbling and transient meat machines.
And we exist as part of a thin film of squishy stuff we call "life" that forms a thin coat around a 12,700 km diameter spherical rock that is hurtling around a vast void at around 2 million kms per hour.
I think most of us suspect something funny is going on ...