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Nihilism & humanism

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  • Warren Thompson
    George , Enjoyed your thoughts, I doubt that labels are all that important in the long run. How do you see nihilism & humanism as being different- in that each
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      George ,
      Enjoyed your thoughts, I doubt that labels are all
      that important in the long run.
      How do you see nihilism & humanism as being
      different- in that each have their own sub-groups(
      religious vrs secular humanism)?
      Has there been a writer on nihilism that has meant
      alot to you? Why is nihilism connected to ideas of
      suicide anyway?

      Warren Thompson

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      Date: Mon, 21 Jan 2002 18:01:54 -0500
      From: "George Walton" <george@...>
      Subject: Re: Re: Wants - ResidenSea

      Bill,

      Some wag once said this: there are few things more
      exasperating in life
      than
      to find a philosophy you can't talk yourself out of.

      Hell, I never had any real problems at all with the
      others. Over the
      years
      [and I have 52 of them under my belt now], I have
      called myself a
      Christian,
      a Democrat, an Objectivist, an Anarchist, a Marxist, a
      Socialist, a
      Libertarian, a Humanist, an Existentialist. A couple
      hops, steps and a
      few
      jumps, however, and I had them deconstructed in short
      order. Nihilism,
      on
      the other hand, has been the "intellectual" monkey on
      my back now for
      nearly
      15 years.



      =====
      The human race has one really effective weapon, and that is laughter.
      -- Mark Twain

      As a starting point let us take the idea that this life
      should be experienced deeply, lived fully, with sensitive
      awareness and appreciation of that which is around us.
      Lloyd and Mary Morain

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