is it useful to philosophize at all ? what type of people are more likely to think about abstract stuff like "what can be proved" and so on ?
that being said, what are some good answerless questions we can talk about ?
I'll give you the question that destroys all things and ends all thoughts.
*ahem* Was there a time before the universe existed? Not planets, not solar systems, not galaxies, not even the Big Band "cloud," a time before this reality itself.
if you believe in God then ya. if not then no?
Originally Posted by Terasiel
Edit: Here's one from my HS teacher. If God is all powerful can he make a rock so heavy he can't lift it?
on another note is there any reason in thinking of questions that can never be answered? It's as pointless as thinking of what ifs.
Okay, let's try this harder.
All things that exist must have been created at some point, hence they have a beginning.
That being said, what created the first thing?
If it was a god. What created the god? How can something come from nothing at all?
Originally Posted by dna2playboy
I'm sort of conflicted between these responses. The one thing I felt philosophy helped me do was use logic and argumentation better (as in getting more familiar with argumentation, methods of it, weaknesses in it). It also provides you pretty grand topics for debate when you are bored in company or need something to discuss with people.
Originally Posted by StealDragon
But aside from that, I do get annoyed by the lack of true progress made when contemplating the broad issues, and the reason for that is subjectivity in judgment and beliefs.
well if you believe in the idea of God then you believe he always existed. That he wasn't created. He is the creator. He doesn't follow the same laws of science or w/e that creation does.
I'll just take the obvious guess you're referring to the Jewish/Christian/Islamic God, in which case, there's a "Don't ask questions just obey" policy there that can't be avoided.
Let's assume I mean non-^ God, but rather universe creating gods as a whole: If they existed, there had to be a point in which they didn't for time to mean anything at all.