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    Are you you?

    I was sitting around yesterday thinking.
    What if i were someone else? what if i were that person over there?
    Is it completely random that my soul and this body met? Could I have been anyone? Or is my body merely an extension of my soul, one that would have always been this? Just thoughts to ponder....
    Are you really you?
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    I'm not me! I'm you!

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    I thought I was me but apparently I am not!

    So does anyone know who I am?

    BTW: Have you ever seen the movie with Jackie Chan "Who Am I?"
    Its funny!
    "Be formless, shapeless, like water... You put water into a cup, it becomes the cup, you put water into a bottle, it becomes the bottle, you put it in a teapot, it becomes the teapot... Now water can flow, or it can crash, be water my friend."
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    Is that a valid question?
    Even if you were someone else, you would still be you, but in that other body, probably thinking what it would be like being the person you currently are...
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    i believe this falls under circular logic.

    The reason i thought about this is because it kind of makes you step back from normal life...wonder how it came to be that you even exist, let alone that we have the power to weild the atom and the like. Very cool to think about, but it makes my head spin...too many questions with too few answers.
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    We where discusing this saturday at the youth group I go to. Basicly God puts you were you need to be. Your life.
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    -Isaiah 30.7

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    *puts finger in mouth, gagging*

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    >> *puts finger in mouth, gagging*

    *slowly steps away backwards, towards the door while keeping eyes on BMJ....*
    Please direct all complaints regarding this post to the nearest brick wall Have a nice day.

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    Basicly God puts you were you need to be. Your life.
    Depending on your beliefs. My beliefs don't fall under that same category.

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    I recommend reading "THE ORIGINS OF MAN AND THE UNIVERSE: The myth that came to life" by Barry Long. It will really open up your perspective on yourself and the universe at large.

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    lets try to keep this thread religiously neutral so as not to scare away posters (ie ride or die and bmj)
    though i respect everyone's beleifs, no one wants to argue religion.
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    Nah... I must be me.. no one else can fail driving tests for some other (unmentionables) mistake...

    White van drivers... GRRRRR! - YOU'LL ALL PAY

    A-hem... Anyway... What was the topic again?
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    You know, this is kind of like the topic of, "What's it like after you're dead?" or, "What's it like before you're born?". We, as humans, or atleast some people, cannot comprehend the thought of nothingness. That's why alot of people believe there must be some sort of afterlife because they cannot accept the thought of nothingess. They are so used to registering everything as an interaction or some sort of memory that the thought of blank, null, void, or nothingness would drive them nuts, confused the heck out of them, or make their brain tilt.

    Try it! Think about what it's like before you're born or after you're dead. Really think long and hard about "experiencing" absoluetly nothing. It'll turn your brain into a pretzel!
    The world is waiting. I must leave you now.

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    (ie ride or die and bmj)
    LMAO....

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    no one wants to argue religion.
    oh come on, Waldo, dont you wanna have fun?

    i dont think you have been around for a great religious arguments of the past...oh how fun!
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