Meaning of life

Is there anything more difficult than trying to grasp the meaning of life? I would like to start a bit paradoxically. I believe that meaning of life is a good death .by saying this I don’t mean that one should die immediately for what one believes is right but one should be willing to give up his life in order to retain clean conscience. I think there is nothing more virtuous then to sacrifice the highest price for what I believe is right. Justice, freedom, humanity,peace, just listen to your heart and you should know what is the right thing to do. I really do not want to sound too radical or nihilistic, but we dwell on life too much. Live in itself has no value if I am not ready to give it up for good thing. Death being the remotest thing yet still possible. If we live in order to live then we behave like animals. their aim is reproduction. Our aim can be anything

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Who is substitutable?

No one is exceptional and thus substitutable. Thanks to this we do not need to strive to be the best in anything and everything. thinking about this fact from the ego point of view one gets very sad. Thinking about it from the humanity point of view one can get very happy. We do not have to live according the laws of the jungle. We do not need to be the best the strongest to conquer all the others. We can save the week and infirm instead of getting rid of them because of their weakness. If i were exceptional, what would be the purpose of it? No one would understand me. every piece of music,art or anything could have been created by more than one person. People need to share their lives. Exceptionality would ban me from sharing. our only exceptionality is in accepting that we are not exceptional yet we are not substitutable in the spiritual sense .every life is worth living. Everyone is more or less substitutable yet we do not need to worry about it. What matters is not what I do but how I do it. If what I do i do with the purpose of doing good then I am NOT substitutable. There is not final position or occupation which I should do. everything I do should be done with clear conscience and with the best intentions

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It all began..

..with a word. How could have Jesus Christ known what is good and what is bad? Words. Words can be either descriptive or prescriptive. The former option is not absolute and depends on the amount of knowledge about the subject, whereas the latter is absolute and with a sufficient amount of words in debate we can conclude what is right and what is wrong – the difference between good and evil. Jesus, except being God, used words in order to show us what we already know – what is good and what is bad. Words are relative, of course, but to undestand words – to what they direct, if it is distinguishing between Good and Bad, then by the lead of our conscience we can be sure that we know which behaviour is good and which is bad. I do not think that one has to learn that crimes are not good – be it any crime. Even the psychopaths who do evil because of their lack of emotional response and cause damage to their victims know that their acts are evil and immoral, yet they do not want to refrain from doing such things-that does not mean that they cannot, once one understands or has the capability of understanding, he will be hold responsible for his acts. Humans have conscience, animals do not. Via the usage of words, we can conclude what we already know what is right. It is not inventing which are good and bad things, it is discovering what is hidden beneath the layer of superficial brilliance of today´s world. I think that everyone with a clear conscience would agree that doing good is the highest human virtue and basically the most and only important thing in the life on any human. Such that no other living creature is capable of. Doing good just for good´s sake, not thinking about the consequence and gains that I will consequently get. Doing good can however have many shapes and forms. This is where we delve deeper into the problematics of morality. For someone one thing is moral and one immoral. Many things differ with perspective, view, opionion, knowledge and experience. Not morality. One does not need any experience or knowledge to know what is right and wrong. Of course, when I hurt someone for the first time, I see that it is evil and I do not do it for the secondth time, but I do not need anybody to tell me that it is a bad thing to do – hurting  others. Opinion changes with experience, the one who is more experienced can improve ours, but it cannot change with what purpose one does everything – good or bad intentions. The change cannot come from outside-it can only come from the inner of human. Words can help us find what we have within us and maybe what we have burried somewhere deep inside our souls. A concerete situation does not have and absolute moral answer to what is good and what is a bad choice, this varies with experience and knowledge. Nevertheless, hypothetically we can conclude what is right and what is wrong.

I like to present a moral choice of the well-known Sophia. How should one choose between saving of one´s children-one or the other? The answer may sound cruel, but it would be choosing none of the children. Deciding among two – both evil choices resuls in less evil than the death of both, but it still is evil. The only morally sound answer would be not choosing. The voluntary death of the children would have a great value. There is nothing better than dying for a moral cause. In reality I would also weigh pragmatically and would choose one child, but it would not be the best option. It is reasonable to choose the younger/stronger etc. depending on my opinion, but imagine the surviving child thinking about his parent´s choice. Would not want one rather die, than put somone into such a predicament of deciding between two same-value lifes? As a child I would rather die than force the parent to make such a choice. Choice is what distinguishes us from other living beings, we all have a choice. The highest choice being of course voluntary death for what I believe is right. If the guard said that without choosing the child, he would kill all three of us-such a death would be the most virtuous one can die of.

I read somewhere another moral dilemma-a pregnant woman gets stuck in an entrance to a cave and the people in the cave cannot get out and will die in a few hourse before of influx. Is it morally acceptable to blow the woman up with a dynamite (this being the only option offered) rather than letting the people inside die? Again, we have to distinguish between a voluntary death of giving up trying and a voluntary death of clear conscience – determining that there is not another way than killing the pregnant woman in order to save others and thus it is morally better for us to die than do the “little” evil of killing one person in order to save others, because the death of others would mean a “greater” evil than killing one person. I do not believe in little evil. Not even a little bit. Not even the smallest evil. Evil is always evil. Once I deplete all other options then the only one is to die in order to not do any small evil. I often ask whoat would Jesus do? Would he kill an innocent person in order to save others? The result would of course be the death of all people in the cave, instead of just a one.

As a social care worker I often deal with a dilemma of letting or not letting people with mental illness hurt themselves – this depends on opinion. One can stop someone from hurting himself by using a straitjacket or one can let him hurt himself because free choice is the most important asset of humans. Both options can be morally justified if are done with the intention of helping those people. Which option is better depends then on experience. Debate about morality (one absolute choice- the best as proposed above) should not be mixed with the debate about the treatment of people with mental illnesses because this depends on knowledge about the problematics of mental disorders.

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Can killing be justified?

Charlie Chaplin in his humanity speech bade the soldiers not to fight for lords but to fight for democracy. I believe that he didn’t mean killing. I believe that what he meant is that by killing no good can be done. When he incited the will to fight,he at the same time abhored killing.when killing anybody,the killer takes up a roll of God. When I kill somebody I claim that I know more and better what to do with his life. I play God. This is of course ludicrous. If a gunman a policeman shots at somebody he should never be willing to shoot at anybody in order to kill him. If the target dies as a consequence of the shooting it is no fault of the policeman if his intention was only to stop terrorism, for example. Killing anybody is a bad thing. There cannot be an intention to kill anybody and do good. If I kill a terrorist who I believe has a bomb, then I again play God. I can only stop doing evil, that means to stop the terrorist but I cannot stop evil by doing evil- killing the terrorist. I still must have hope that everyone can change heart. I think that everything can be done in two ways, good and bad but I cannot think of any situation when killing would be justified. I cannot be sure that the terrorists would really kill. One should rather be killed,because it would be morally better choice than doing the evil of killing the other-be it even a terrorist-i can never know if he would change his mind. by killing him i would deprive the terrorist of the chance to be better-make the choice of being a better person-and for this it is justified to die-even by the hand of whom i give the chance to be better in the future.

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Which is true religion?

I am a believer. I am a Catholic. Why is there such a humbug about religion? I am happily willing to give up my Catholic faith if someone with too radical view gives up his. I am happy to give up anything you want or do anything you want if you stop doing bad thinga. I do not need to need to cling to my religion. all I need is faith in goodness. faith in life and life in faith. I do not believe with that everyone should be Catholic or Christian and I am willing to give up my religion but I will never give up faith in good. if someone is a good Buddhist Muslim atheist or anything you want then he is Christian in my view. Being good is the only religion that there can be. let us stop arguing about religion ,which is the true one, let us deny anything which is bad ,let us get rid of any religion of any prophet of anything and anybody and just let us be good .we all have been given morality. you do not need experience to know what is good. Experience shows us what happens in the world but it doesn’t transform us,we should transform IT. We should make the world a better place for living. We should give up anything and everything that is not necessary. the only thing necessary was already within us when we were ever born. It is our soul. we all have free choice to do what is right or to do what is wrong. We all know it. Morality and discussion about morality isn’t an opinion, it is discovering not inventing. You are not learning anything new but you are revealing what you already know. It is always necessary to understand what is necessary . we have to learn the the amount of food we need the amount of information we need the amount of anything we truly need as opposed to what we selfishly want.

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