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Raymond Blais

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Why are we not putting all of our efforts into discovering our universe and our place in it?

Most of us have what we need, so why are we so absorbed with things that lose value quickly and in our mortality which can best be understood with discoveries that have yet to be made.

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  • Aug 6 2013: You know, if there was a Garden,
    earth was it. We blew it.
    There is no other place to go or life to live.

    This was where we were given, by whatever, as a place to live in peace and comfort.
    Everything we needed to live, was free and was and is supposed to be free, not owned,
    controlled or kept from anyone who has the same needs as we all do.
    We blew it. That is what we have done.
    We have had ample time to create it, maintain it and help it grow and share it.
    We have had ample time to rid the world of evil. We haven't done it.
    We pretty much have refused to do it, to a man, or a woman. We haven't followed any wisdom.
    We have only followed lies.
    We have had ample time to do all the things people say we will supposedly do
    in another place, at another time, in or on another world of some kind,
    with what, different people, different life forms,
    for different reasons? No. We blew it.

    And by given, I don't mean a God or deity of any kind.
    This planet is jewel, or was, and we haven't found anything else like it.
    So the fact we are or were born here, is the 'given' part.
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      Aug 6 2013: I don’t think we blew it at all. From barbaric apes to where we are now after 20,000 years is pretty good. This would be a good time however to move into a new era away from the personal materialism and towards that of understanding and awareness. I, myself have found this approach to be quit refreshing.
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      Aug 6 2013: Hey Random,

      For a non-theist you show remarkable insite. You are spot on; " We Blew It."

      :-)
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      Aug 7 2013: hi random, i suggest we are at risk of blowing it, but its not too late.

      weve come along way from biblical dominion and waiting for the second coming.

      seems it is up to us to get a better balance.

      this realisation, that we can and should do better, and it is up to us individually and collectively is a good start at least.

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