U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Go Back   City-Data Forum > General Forums > Retirement
 [Register]
Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
View detailed profile (Advanced) or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
Reply Start New Thread
 
Old 10-19-2018, 06:22 AM
 
Location: Hiding from Antifa?
6,404 posts, read 4,176,382 times
Reputation: 5705

Advertisements

Quote:
Originally Posted by charlygal View Post
I don't know if you are trying to be funny but this is low key insulting to your wife. It's like saying your wife has no reason to exist outside of washing your dirty drawers.
Your purpose in life should be to develop a sense of humor!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

 
Old 10-19-2018, 07:31 AM
 
Location: Tennessee
23,579 posts, read 17,561,360 times
Reputation: 27650
I really don't get into the big, overarching religious type concepts of "why I'm here."

I was kind of into that for years. My personal belief is that there was some sort of creator being that spun things up, but is not actively intervening in our daily lives. Beyond that, I don't subscribe to any specific dogma.

I look at things like this - I really have no influence over things on a large scale. I try to do the best I can for myself, those in my immediate circle (friends, family), and those in my immediate community.

For me, the meaning is local and among those I choose to associate with.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 10-19-2018, 07:41 AM
 
605 posts, read 188,794 times
Reputation: 638
Quote:
Originally Posted by NYgal1542 View Post
For all the people who have commented on my post asking to not turn it into a religious thing...... I've noticed your religion has not taught you about judging others.

That is OK. Because God forgives us and blesses us every day.

For those of you who believe in a loving God, as I do.
who are you accusing of judging others? I see no one doing that.

Also, you don't need to be religious to forgive others. Try it
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 10-19-2018, 07:55 AM
 
29,775 posts, read 34,863,854 times
Reputation: 11705
My purpose was and is to be a successful husband, father and grandfather. Providing a comfortable lifestyle and successful life for all.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 10-19-2018, 08:05 AM
 
Location: Central Illinois -
21,549 posts, read 14,358,004 times
Reputation: 14686
Quote:
Originally Posted by BumbleBeeHunter View Post
The op stated "I do not intend for this thread to turn into a religious discussion"

Trust me, she meant to discriminate against Christianity and other religious beliefs which encompass "purpose". Without GOD, your purpose is whatever you decide it to be which is scary, imho.
There is a religion forum, you want to talk about your religious beliefs, go there and do it, not here. The OP politely asked to keep that nonsense off their thread.


My purpose in life is to be a peacemaker, as I'm always the one in the middle who tries to get others to get along. Or at least it is what I'm good at (maybe not much of a purpose, per se) .
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 10-19-2018, 08:06 AM
Status: "Can't We All Get Along? (Apparently Not)" (set 6 days ago)
 
Location: Mid-atlantic
487 posts, read 106,332 times
Reputation: 508
Quote:
Originally Posted by Serious Conversation View Post
I really don't get into the big, overarching religious type concepts of "why I'm here."

I was kind of into that for years. My personal belief is that there was some sort of creator being that spun things up, but is not actively intervening in our daily lives. Beyond that, I don't subscribe to any specific dogma.

I look at things like this - I really have no influence over things on a large scale. I try to do the best I can for myself, those in my immediate circle (friends, family), and those in my immediate community.

For me, the meaning is local and among those I choose to associate with.
Such a nice description. Thanks!

It doesn't take religion to be a good person or to do good work in your community.

"why I'm here?":
I wonder that every time l look up at the star filled sky.

Last edited by Inspector1489; 10-19-2018 at 08:11 AM.. Reason: Add text
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 10-19-2018, 08:10 AM
 
605 posts, read 188,794 times
Reputation: 638
Quote:
Originally Posted by odanny View Post
There is a religion forum, you want to talk about your religious beliefs, go there and do it, not here. The OP politely asked to keep that nonsense off their thread.
I don't really want to talk religion, don't partake of those discussions hence why I don't post there.
I did want to freely be able to answer the question. Seems fair enough. As others said, it is difficult to start this topic then set rules
of receiving only certain responses. You pretty much know what is coming, it's just being purposefully obtuse.


Anyhow I need to leave now to go for my morning walk
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 10-19-2018, 08:11 AM
 
Location: Central Illinois -
21,549 posts, read 14,358,004 times
Reputation: 14686
Quote:
Originally Posted by BumbleBeeHunter View Post
I don't really want to talk religion, don't partake of those discussions. I did want to be included in being able to answer this question though. Seems fair enough to me.


I wouldn't ever start a thread telling people not to discuss this or that as their answer. It's bad form.
It's also bad form to start whining about 'discrimination", as most alleged 'Christians' on this forum suffer from an acute persecution complex.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 10-19-2018, 08:13 AM
Status: "Can't We All Get Along? (Apparently Not)" (set 6 days ago)
 
Location: Mid-atlantic
487 posts, read 106,332 times
Reputation: 508
The purpose for some is to argue about anything.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 10-19-2018, 08:16 AM
 
Location: Milwaukee Area of WI
1,886 posts, read 1,295,011 times
Reputation: 1988
Quote:
Originally Posted by SportyandMisty View Post
And, of course, every parent knows part of their job description is to embarrass their children.

BaaaaaaaaaaaaHaaaaaaaaaaaa........I love this


A Mother's revenge. LOLOLOL
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.


Reply
Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply
Message:

Over $104,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > General Forums > Retirement
Follow City-Data.com founder on our Forum or

All times are GMT -6.

2005-2019, Advameg, Inc. · Please obey Forum Rules · Terms of Use and Privacy Policy · Bug Bounty

City-Data.com - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35 - Top