Why are we here?
I won't pollute the answers with my opinion, I'd just like to hear what others believe.
I'm kinda just wondering since this site seems to have a large spectrum of beliefs.
Side note: yes, I know babies come from vaginas.
If there is anything to the quantum theory that until something is observed and measured then it does not actually exist, life is an innate and necessary part of reality,
we exist therefore it is, it is therefore we exist
esse ergo sum
Ego igitur esse
We are here because by a random galactic incident, a star was blown out and took with it debris that cooled and became planets, including this one. Over eons, life forms moved from microbial to swimmers to crawlers to walkers, to upright and here we are.
Beyond that, I guess we are here because we are. What we do with that is up to us.
OK, it's late and you're gonna get weird shit at 2 in the morning! Smile!!
I read the question: "Why are you on this site if you believe in magic?"
To answer your actual question: Life has no inherent purpose. "Purpose" is a human being thing - exclusively. The universe is not a human being, existence is not a human being. They do just fine with no purpose, and they will do just fine without us.
There is a theory which states that if ever anyone discovers exactly what the Universe is for and why it is here, it will instantly disappear and be replaced by something even more bizarre and inexplicable. There is another theory which states that this has already happened.
I can respect the question "how." But "why" assumes a cosmic will and intent that I have seen no clear evidence for, so it is purely speculative. Here are some other "why" questions we could waste our time asking:
Why do some live a day and others a hundred years? Why is there horrendous suffering? Why do terribly cruel and selfish people sometimes seem to be rewarded?
"We" are here because if it were only "Me" I might get lonely having only the birds, beasts, and fishes to converse with. Not that they do not make fine and enjoyable companions, but their somewhat rudimentary vocabularies render them rather poor conversationalists in matters of physics and philosophy which interest me. Also, I have come to appreciate and find pleasure in the musical and artistic creations of my fellow human beings, so I am content to share a bit of my vast Universe with them.
That would be a philosophical or theologian question. “Why are we here?” Is not an objective question. How do you quantify it? I don’t see that there is no “why” or deeper “meaning” to life. Life is what you make it, you make your own meaning to your individual life. Or maybe as a famous Poet put it: “O Me! O life!... of the questions of these recurring; Of the endless trains of the faithless—of cities fill’d with the foolish; Of myself forever reproaching myself, (for who more foolish than I, and who more faithless?) Of eyes that vainly crave the light—of the objects mean—of the struggle ever renew’d; Of the poor results of all—of the plodding and sordid crowds I see around me; Of the empty and useless years of the rest—with the rest me intertwined; The question, O me! so sad, recurring—What good amid these, O me, O life? Answer. That you are here—that life exists, and identity; That the powerful play goes on, and you will contribute a verse.” Walt Whitman
I'm here because I was tired of being trolled by the alt-right on the last two Facebook groups I joined. I since ditched them.
I get trolled a lot here, also, but luckily, there's a "block" button.
It seems that many here object to anything I say about the supernatural or gender issues, LOL!