I've recently seen enquiries to the effect as to WHY a loving, omnimax god would allow the sufferings of a 7 year old stricken with cancer. To which any Christian remains pitifully woe to adequately reply ..save the trite "God's Plan" reply.
Likewise, I've a "why" to ask of the resident atheists on this forum: WHY do you exist?
The standard reply to this query is that there need not be a 'why' to human existence...though you can't rationally appeal to this form of ignorance whilst condemning the same from the religious. WHY's that?....you may ironically ask.
Well, the question itself is fundamental to human existence itself; the necessary impetus for the sciences; as the quest for every effect's causation; the desire for understanding the processes which governs our universe and the human relation to it. Existentially speaking, to ignore the question is to cloak inellectualism within a shroud of ignorance...a conspicuous burying of the head in proverbial sand.
So once again: Why do you exist in the here and now, rather than in the near or distant past/future, why now as a male or female, specific culture or race...experiencing existence through your particular lens?
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