About

As a Secular Humanist, it is my opinion that we of the human species are on our own in a universe which is both impersonal and indifferent to our well being. All the more reason then that we of humanity should seek peaceful relations and practical solutions to cope with the challenges of our relatively brief coexistent state of being.

It seems to me that as instinctively intraceptive beings, we humans have the capacity to peacefully cohabitate and practically cooperate as a means of the mutual maintenance of the ongoing survival of our kind. Yet I also realize that as socially flawed beings we have the capacity to exploit, kill, and destroy to the extent of the extinction of select species, our own such category being no exception.

It is my goal to encourage the former as a preference to the latter.

Welcome to my Blog.

Dave Henderson

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10 thoughts on “About

  1. All of which leads me to the conclusion that I have no idea why I exist. Nor have I any idea why anyone else exists. I have furthermore come to conclude that it simply does not matter.

    I find this agreeable. I think what is important is that we exist and the next question then is how do we live

  2. “I only know that I love life and that it hurts whenever I stump my toe. And so I embrace life and try to remember to walk carefully in the dark.” This is a great mockery of existentialism. Answering their wanna-be deep questions. Great!
    (of course I’m a bit to harsh for existentialists, but what the heck, they have bigger problems to worry about)

  3. Re “why we exist” If you can, imagine that all of the people of the world disappeared and then reappeared one hour later. What happened to meaning during that hour? I think they all disappeared with the people. It is clear that people create meanings. If having a meaning is important to you, it is important that you go out and create one. Anyone who tells you that God (or the Flying Spaghetti Monster, or …) has a plan and your life has meaning (which they can never tell you you about), they are trying to rob you of your only chance to create one for yourself. I, myself, am quite happy to live without meaning, but if it is important to you, don’t get cheated out of one.

  4. Thanks for following The Immortal Jukebox. I hope you are finding lots to entertain you and maybe making some discoveries. If you haven’t visited for a while check it out again. Please feel free to add comments. I enjoy your forthright blog. Regards Thom.

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