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Amr Salah

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The Roles of Humans and the Relationship between Humans and Earth

This is an open discussion that is basically about "the roles of humans" and "the relationship between humans and earth". All opinions are welcome. (as long as they are not insulting in any manner to anyone and as long as they are, preferably, centered around the main questions of the discussion)

The main questions (which are to be discussed separately and with more details within the discussion) are:
1. What do you think the primary roles of humans are?
2. What do you think "the nature" of the role of humans is?
3. "Humans have to seek to satisfy their basic (material and immaterial) needs for survival, but this should in no way keep humans busy from doing their role, or roles." Do you agree or disagree? Why?
4. How do you describe the nature of "sinning"?


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    Jun 19 2013: Thanks to all participants!
    I thought posting this topic would provide a chance to see different opinions, views and perspectives. I think each opinion enriches this discussion because it represents one's own unique experience and understanding of life. (perhaps like many different plants would grow on a land that is watered with the exact same water - though healthy plants would need the right nutrients and access to sunlight, I think?)

    I could have replied to each comment and say 'I think this is good" or "I don't think this is good", but It was never my intention to impose my opinion. Thus, I'd like to ask you to think of the questions as an invitation for one (everyone including myself) to think and to state one's own answer.
    (There won't be gladiators or judges in this discussion. Everyone is welcome.)

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