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[–]EddieC 3 insightful - 2 fun3 insightful - 1 fun4 insightful - 2 fun -  (2 children)

We are co-creators - we are to co-create Paradise on Earth.

 
Please check out The (Re)Assembled Gospel of Thomas which sets all this out - this is a gospel about who we are
 

[–]ActuallyNot 3 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 0 fun4 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

we are to co-create Paradise on Earth.

How's it going so far?

[–]EddieC 3 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 0 fun4 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Jesus said - then (and probably even now) (Thomas #28):

‘I stood in the midst of the world and I appeared to them in flesh.
I found them all drunk; I found none among them thirsting.
And my soul is distressed over the sons of men,
because they are blind in their hearts and do not see,
for they came into the world empty, and they seek still to come out of the world empty.
However, now they are drunk, but when they cast off their wine, then they will repent.'

 

Mankind has been self incapacitated and thus set himself up for plunder
using variations of the monkey trap
all of which require mankind’s willing, and often not unwitting, participation
all of which mankind has the ability to escape from - if only we choose to.
 

[–]RankAssPalace 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Humanitarian

[–]Musky 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

You just check a box, that's about it.

[–]blackpilllife 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (2 children)

To be a human means to be the most intelligent form of life on earth. By being a human you have the gift of experimentation due to the gift of the humans minds ability to observe

[–]Smalls 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (1 child)

And the gift of abstract thinking.

[–]Canbot 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Not many possess that ability.

[–]HugodeCrevellier 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Let's, as an exercise in both laziness and irony, ask a non-human to answer (though it will merely regurgitate and recombine what actual humans have said):

ChatGPT:

The question of what it means to be human is a deeply philosophical one and has been pondered by thinkers, theologians, scientists, and artists throughout history. There's no single answer, as it encompasses a multitude of aspects including biological, psychological, social, and existential dimensions. Here are some perspectives:   

Biological Aspect: Biologically, humans are classified as Homo sapiens, a species of primates characterized by bipedal locomotion, complex brains capable of abstract thinking and language, and intricate social structures.

Consciousness and Self-awareness: One of the defining features of being human is consciousness - the ability to perceive and experience the world subjectively. This includes self-awareness, introspection, and the capacity to reflect on one's own existence.

Emotions and Empathy: Humans experience a wide range of emotions, including joy, sadness, anger, fear, and love. Empathy, the ability to understand and share the feelings of others, is also considered a hallmark of humanity.

Culture and Civilization: Humans have developed complex cultures, languages, art, and technology. These cultural creations distinguish us from other species and shape our identities as individuals and societies.

Moral and Ethical Reasoning: Humans possess a sense of morality and ethics, which guide our behavior and decision-making. This includes concepts of right and wrong, fairness, justice, and compassion.

Spirituality and Transcendence: Many humans seek meaning and purpose beyond the material realm, exploring questions of spirituality, religion, and existentialism. This quest for transcendence often involves grappling with the mysteries of life, death, and the universe.

Adaptability and Innovation: Humans are highly adaptable creatures, capable of thriving in diverse environments and solving complex problems. Our capacity for innovation and creativity has led to tremendous advancements in science, technology, and society.

Connection and Relationships: Humans are inherently social beings, forming deep connections with others through friendships, family bonds, romantic relationships, and community ties. These relationships contribute to our sense of belonging and fulfillment.

Ultimately, being human is a complex and multifaceted phenomenon that defies easy definition. It encompasses our biological nature, cognitive abilities, emotional experiences, cultural creations, moral aspirations, and spiritual quests. It's a journey of self-discovery and meaning-making that continues to unfold throughout our lives.

[–]211 1 insightful - 2 fun1 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

hating roasties

[–]SMCAB 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Feelings. Without them we'd be robots, and a hell of a lot smarter.

[–]Mcheetah 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

It means you're likely a more cruel lifeform than everything else on this planet. (Aside from dolphins, maybe.)

[–]CivilWarrior 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Humans literally can't survive in the wild without clothes etc .... Go into the forest by yourself take your clothes off and try to sleep the night safely. When the sun comes up and your run to it open your arms and cry you will figure it out.

[–]Jiminy 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Meaning of life is to get laid

[–]Canbot 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

I think that is a meaningless question which everyone attributes their own meaning to because it sounds like there should be some meaning there so people fill in the blank. A better question is "what is the purpose of life?".

I like to think that the human experience is a simulation that allows non corporeal beings the opportunity to test their own nature. If you do well on the tests, and you can experience many incarnations, then you validate your own virtue and quality. Which then brings you closer to the presence of God. That is "heaven". Besides proving yourself you also learn from your experiences. Your experiences can change your nature. That nature can transfer to new incarnations. When incarnated you don't have any memories of past experiences, you only have your nature. However, after death you regain all your past experiences.