Atheism vs. Nihilism?
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02-06-2011, 10:07 PM
Atheism vs. Nihilism?
How many of you atheists out there aren't nihilists?

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02-06-2011, 11:41 PM
RE: Atheism vs. Nihilism?
The kind of nihilism that describes the "uselessness" of the world or the kind of nihilism that degrades the highest values?

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02-06-2011, 11:47 PM
RE: Atheism vs. Nihilism?
(02-06-2011 11:41 PM)The_observer Wrote:  The kind of nihilism that describes the "uselessness" of the world or the kind of nihilism that degrades the highest values?

The kind of nihilism which recognizes there is no ultimate meaning and elevates temporary local artificial meaning all the higher because of it.

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02-06-2011, 11:53 PM
RE: Atheism vs. Nihilism?
(02-06-2011 11:47 PM)GirlyMan Wrote:  The kind of nihilism which recognizes there is no ultimate meaning and elevates temporary local artificial meaning all the higher because of it.
To me the higher meaning is unclear. That does not mean there IS no higher meaning. Does that make me a Nihilist?

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02-06-2011, 11:57 PM (This post was last modified: 03-06-2011 12:21 AM by GirlyMan.)
RE: Atheism vs. Nihilism?
(02-06-2011 11:53 PM)The_observer Wrote:  
(02-06-2011 11:47 PM)GirlyMan Wrote:  The kind of nihilism which recognizes there is no ultimate meaning and elevates temporary local artificial meaning all the higher because of it.
To me the higher meaning is unclear. That does not mean there IS no higher meaning. Does that make me a Nihilist?
Good question. Gonna have to chew on it a bit.


(02-06-2011 11:57 PM)GirlyMan Wrote:  
(02-06-2011 11:53 PM)The_observer Wrote:  
(02-06-2011 11:47 PM)GirlyMan Wrote:  The kind of nihilism which recognizes there is no ultimate meaning and elevates temporary local artificial meaning all the higher because of it.
To me the higher meaning is unclear. That does not mean there IS no higher meaning. Does that make me a Nihilist?
Good question. Gonna have to chew on it a bit.

Chewed on it. It's your call.

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03-06-2011, 12:44 AM
RE: Atheism vs. Nihilism?
(02-06-2011 11:57 PM)GirlyMan Wrote:  Chewed on it. It's your call.

If this was a poll, I'd vote "None of the above". Big Grin

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03-06-2011, 01:18 AM
RE: Atheism vs. Nihilism?
(03-06-2011 12:44 AM)The_observer Wrote:  If this was a poll, I'd vote "None of the above". Big Grin

That's cause you're a pussy. Just let go of the cop-outs.

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03-06-2011, 01:27 AM
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/*off topic/
(03-06-2011 01:18 AM)GirlyMan Wrote:  
(03-06-2011 12:44 AM)The_observer Wrote:  If this was a poll, I'd vote "None of the above". Big Grin
That's cause you're a pussy. Let go of the cop-outs.
Now I'd vote "Strongly disagree" Tongue

You seem to suffer from a typical modern day plague called "polarisation". Don't let them push you into a "box thinking" mentality. They do this to eliminate the boxes they don't like and simplify their own life and not yours.
/off topic*/
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03-06-2011, 01:44 AM
RE: Atheism vs. Nihilism?
(03-06-2011 01:27 AM)The_observer Wrote:  /*off topic/
(03-06-2011 01:18 AM)GirlyMan Wrote:  
(03-06-2011 12:44 AM)The_observer Wrote:  If this was a poll, I'd vote "None of the above". Big Grin
That's cause you're a pussy. Let go of the cop-outs.
Now I'd vote "Strongly disagree" Tongue

Sorry, that was uncalled for. ... I'm just so fucking bored out of my gourd.

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03-06-2011, 02:06 AM
RE: Atheism vs. Nihilism?
(03-06-2011 01:44 AM)GirlyMan Wrote:  I'm just so fucking bored out of my gourd.
/*off topic/
That's totally human.
Click here of go pop some Virtual Bubble wrap Smile
/off topic*/

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