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Author Topic: Is your Earth based faith limited to Earth?  (Read 11656 times)
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« Reply #10: November 09, 2009, 08:25:40 pm »

Are you also assuming the fertility/birth cycles would go away too?

Good question  Smiley

I wasn't initially assuming that birth/fertility would go away.  People might still choose to reproduce in some fashion.  It would depend on whether or not people in general felt the need to bring children into the world, given their new situation.  I think a big part of why we have kids is because we want to leave some legacy, or some sign that our life mattered.  I am not saying that's the ONLY reason people have kids, but I think it's more of a factor than most of us would like to admit.

But now we're getting into some sticky metaphysics.  There's no reason why new "people" couldn't be created. Sims  have babies, after all.  But would they be "people", without the physical, "natural" cycle of birth?  Would there be a "soul?"  Just looking at this from a Kemetic standpoint, if the Ka is a vital life force that comes from the ancestral group, how could that possibly be transmitted through...software?  It can't. 

So, Adare, I guess the answer to your question is yes.  I believe the cycles of birth and fertility would go away because we'd be disconnected from the life force that makes us human. 

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Yes, there are people who never stagnate, who always think, who would be a benefit to humanity for as long as they could keep thinking.  But .. 99%+ of us are not that.  Which is not to say that we're worthless or anything along those lines - we're anything but!  But .. that's an AWFUL lot of people that would be existing in some form.  That's a LOT of people that HAVE stagnated, that don't have any reason to push, to create, to *do* - they'd just *be*.

I agree.  I'd love to say "Well, I would never stagnate!", but come on.  I procrastinate on all kinds of important projects, unless I set myself some pretty hard and fast deadlines.  Imagine having eternity.  I'd have trouble motivating myself to do anything. 
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