if god knows the beginning and the end then why are we here?? are we just pawns in a grand scheme by all the so called gods?
Welcome to the asylum. Enjoy your stay.
One would first have to actually believe in gods to wonder what their "plans" are.
As far as the rest, like "why are we here?",
I find most it to be existential bullshit.
I'm here, the why of it is irrelevant to me.
All the “so called gods” are inventions of man, and there is no grand scheme of things, merely the laws of nature. The only people we are pawns of are the politicians...and then, only if we give them that power by electing the wrong ones into office in the first place.
It’s mythology, we’re really just starting to get a glimpse of reality after an eternity of lying to ourselves that we can influence destiny by appealing to a powerful enough supernatural being while never having any evidence whatsoever that such beings exist.
I notice my comment about Americans and irony has been removed. My my, what a sensitive soul. Well if not ironic the question is certainly hypothetical.
Why are we here ?. To procreate and continue the existence of the species. Anything else is what we make it.
We are here simply because a specific set of physical and chemical conditions developed. Second, why do we assume that there is a distinct beginning and end? Third we are not pawns, but simply insignificant short-term blips on the chemical and physical radar screen of the universe and its unfolding.
My best answer is...I don't know. For me it was hard at first to get comfortable with this answer as it offers no comfort, only an ongoing daunting feeling. However, for me it is the most honest answer. One which every thiest refuses to accept. So this leaves me with the notion that we are faced with a huge mystery in our current reality and with no evidence to an afterlife or a God/s.
Often I have heard people refer to the ' kingdom of heaven ' surely that is more than enough of a clue that points to a monarchical notion of heaven and the origin of many, if not all religions. At best they may all be described as a crock of shit! At worst they have been a prison for the minds of countless numbers of people who have lived on this earth and the cause of appalling and unnecessary suffering, torture and death.
Forget the notion that you are pawn in some divine chess game because it is utter bullshit. Of course, you can choose to believe it and in so doing may be relieved of some sense of personal responsibility. You can read and recite passages from a so-called holy book and sing religious nursery rhymes.