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52721Re: [existlist] The inhospitable existentialist

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  • Herman
    Aug 3, 2010
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      Hi Bill,

      On 4 August 2010 03:42, William <v.valleywestdental@...> wrote:
      > I have seen most on this list pine for harmony. I do not understand that mind set.The whole argument  about some supposed debt owed the other does not impress me.
      > This is a massively legalistic modern world. Now with the socialists in charge the IRS will dictate plenty of obligations to you and those around you.
      >  Why do you wish to dilute the individualism  of existentialism? Fn,`s revolt was against unjust authority, church authority, authority of monarchs, authority of the rich, authority of bureaucrats. , authority of god. Without a god we became more equil, more responsible for our mortal life. Without an immortal life all the cards are on the table during ones temporality. During that time there is only one permanent alliance and that is the duty to oneself to provide for the self.
      >  As  George Patton said "I don`t like to pay for the same place twice" . In existentialism, individualism  is a mainstay and argueing about it over and over is of no use to me. I have been absent of most of the verbiage offered by Miss  Polly and only comment when the abuse to the philosophy becomes rediculous. She is not making points she is making noise. Jim took a similar tact and it is better now that he has faded. Some seem to need constant reinforcement ,usually by  way of endless complexification, to stay onboard. JUMP, jump back to jesus, you make your own seat here and if you are uncomfortable,leave. But when you beg for a hybrid of existentialism that leaves out the dread responsibility of being alone you  have no status here. Bill

      I see all this communicating you are doing as totally negating your
      premise of being alone.

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