Friday, October 31, 2008

Being there

She couldn't just tell him to go away, or ignore him. That would have been so much easier for her. But he was a seventeen-year-old human being with feelings; just like everyone else he had never asked to be born – no matter the strange nature of his birth. He deserved to be treated with consideration and respect.
That's from The Temporal Void (p. 721), but I'm wondering about the implicit implication: had we asked to be born, would we not deserve consideration and/or respect? Or is it that nothing can ask to exist, since there is nothing anything can do before it exists, and everything deserves consideration? (I wonder because I think I can show that it is likely that we did ask to be born, if not for whatever bad luck has befallen us.) And what if someone did ask to be born (e.g. Jesus, maybe), would they not deserve consideration (e.g. if they fell victim to malice)?

2 comments:

ronaldeenwerd said...

I don't believe in infinity:

Because we can't walk an infinite way.

And also our universe has an edge so our universe is limited too

enigMan said...

That's relevant.

Also, how many numbers are there then? 1, 2, 3, and so forth: They are the sizes of possible multiverses. You don't have to go anywhere for them to be present.

I too believe that our universe has an edge, though: Death