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Anonymous ## Mod ## 11/10/26(Wed)10:01 No. 3905 ID: 4c1a8e [Reply] Stickied

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For growing and shit or whatever I present to you:


Put in whatever resources that fit in here, whether it's from wikipedia, youtube, some university, or where ever. Just remember to keep it within the board's guidelines and rules.
Use it or lose it, faggots.

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Anonymous 15/07/21(Tue)20:27 No. 12250 ID: 1e9d00

American Nihilist Underground Society
"Nihilism, Futurist Traditionalism and Conservationism"

I have found this to be a great positive influence on my life, not just philosophically/abstractly or in practical life matters, but also in the other things the site introduced me to. Got me into Nietzsche, Burroughs, and some pretty awesome metal bands I'd probably never have had heard of.

Anonymous ## Mod ## 12/02/02(Thu)05:26 No. 5920 ID: 4fb7fa [Reply] [First 100 posts] [Last 50 posts] Stickied

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This thread is for discussion of the validity of religion(s) and arguments for and against the existence of god/gods.

Any other new posts about this subject will be deleted, or locked and referred to this one.

New threads about religious concepts that play inside their own ruleset are allowed, and we kindly ask that you refrain from turning those well meaning threads into arguments about religion as a whole.

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Anonymous 15/06/07(Sun)22:37 No. 12218 ID: 107312


An entity that we would describe as "God" would have no wants or needs as we know them. However, the concept of "God" very much has a "want" and a "need" for people to propagate it, because if they stop doing so the concept ceases to exist. A "God" would not care either way if people believe in it or not. The picture of God that lives in peoples' heads, however, fears being forgotten because that is death to it.

READ THIS BEFORE POSTING YOU PILE OF FAGGOTS Anonymous ## Mod ## 11/09/09(Fri)04:51 No. 2371 ID: 175f07 [Reply] Locked Stickied

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We interrupt your scheduled bickering for this important announcement: Understanding /phi/

  • What this board is:
    • A place to discuss epistemology, ethics, aesthetics, metaphysics, and logic, in a general sense, or in an applied sense (in sex, science, vidya, your mother).
    • A place where not only is being a pretentious, hubristic dickhead is allowed, but is considered the norm.
  • What this board is not:
    • It is not /b/, /x/, or /rnb/.
    • A place to spew incoherent nonsense and verbal diarrhea.
    • A place to make claims with no justifications (and "because I say so" or "because you're gay" isn't a justification).
    • A place where the global rules do not apply.
An inability to follow these conventions will result in a warning!
Repeat offenders will be banned!

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Dear faggots,
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POST Relgion religious discussion? alittlenothing 15/08/01(Sat)02:59 No. 12253 ID: 1b874d [Reply]

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It's like a chan but.. weird

Anonymous 15/07/19(Sun)18:42 No. 12244 ID: 92fb0c [Reply]

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Free will and fate can co-exist. It doesn't matter which path i take, if i am to reach a particular destination.

Anonymous 15/07/20(Mon)04:26 No. 12248 ID: ca3ceb

Meh. Been there, done that, got the t-shirt.

This thread failed to provoke my thoughts because I've already provoked them myself.
You've accomplished nothing of importance with this thread.
I dare say you've only accomplished bringing forth a response in which I tell you how you've only brought forth this response.

Worst shirt ever by the way. Shit wasn't even screen printed.

Anonymous 15/07/22(Wed)11:46 No. 12251 ID: 92fb0c

If everything is pre-determined then importance holds no meaning.

Anonymous 15/07/25(Sat)06:43 No. 12252 ID: ca3ceb

It's been predetermined that you have the choice to care.

Your move.

Anonymous 14/06/08(Sun)21:47 No. 11497 ID: 1d3945 [Reply]

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Describe me the glass of water.

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Anonymous 15/07/17(Fri)12:11 No. 12239 ID: 032ab7

Thank God for a glass or water. I'm fucking thirsty.

corruption teachingwrong 15/07/17(Fri)19:11 No. 12241 ID: 5d8155

not enough to survive 100 hours in custody

you'll be an old old hag.

useless insult! drink my own piss to survive corruption anyday!

Anonymous 15/07/21(Tue)12:59 No. 12249 ID: 1b02b6

Laughed probably more than I should have.

TeachingWRONG teachingwrong 15/07/17(Fri)19:09 No. 12240 ID: 5d8155 [Reply]

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how do you teach "wrong"

for all ages.

as you're aware. our world is filled with rulers. professionals. bee's. losers. that have never learnt "wrong".

SHARE your IDEAS of how to TEACH the POWERS THAT BE, what being WRONG means and NECESSARY DISCIPLINE it's method.

Anonymous 15/07/20(Mon)04:21 No. 12247 ID: ca3ceb

Madlibs aren't any fun if you fill them out beforehand.

verb your plural noun of how to verb the three word organization, what being adjective means and adjective noun its method.

Anonymous 15/01/19(Mon)07:52 No. 11996 ID: 1b02b6 [Reply]

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Worst place to ask since 99% of you couldn't even think of "letting go".

How do I let go of my ego? Or another way of asking is "how do I stop the desire to prove myself worthy among my peers?". It's totally unnecessary, and sitting at home alone I can comfortably say that it's doable and the mindset actually worth having, but when I leave the door I cannot stop myself from becoming a totally different person. That is, one who feeds off the facial expressions of another person and who constantly seeks their approval, or "good" facial expressions. I genuinely don't care what they think when I'm home alone at the end of the day but I guess I still do if I'm behaving this way.

In asking this I'm hoping to find that 1% who can genuinely relate to me and may have found a solution, or at least philosophical banters that put my mind in solace when I leave the doors. (The answer "just stop caring" isn't as easy as you might think).

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Anonymous 15/07/07(Tue)17:25 No. 12230 ID: c0daad

>>11996 Adopt a selfless attitude. French enlightenment philosophy and pre-existential should be your starting point.

bitchin teachingwrong 15/07/17(Fri)19:12 No. 12242 ID: 5d8155

the world was built on bread

dont learn your ideas

make up your own

Anonymous 15/07/17(Fri)21:24 No. 12243 ID: 68279b


The road branches and we have two choices, equally evil.

If we take the first path...yours...we do not use the conclusions or developments of other people;"Don't learn your ideas, make up your own." Taken to its logical conclusion, one would be sitting in a cave, unable to make fire or even work stone...because THOSE were someone else's ideas. You are doomed to live out your life like an animal.

So, everyone takes the second branch, embracing our modern culture, wallowing in the technical innovations given to us by generations of geniuses...and people's minds atrophy, they never think an original thought of their own, and they can only parrot the thoughts and deeds of others. The savage huddled in his cave is actually better off, and morally superior.


Become a Buddhist. Personally I think that all that 'Nirvana, the willing annihilation of the self' stuff is illogical, suicidal nonsense, but I am all for everyone having the freedom to hold their own views. As for me...I LIKE my ego.

Anonymous 15/07/10(Fri)09:50 No. 12233 ID: 85377d [Reply]

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>eternal recurrence
>time is a flat circle
>in your darkest hour, a demon tells you your life is to be repeated
>again and again and again
>are you happy?

Anonymous 15/07/16(Thu)23:04 No. 12237 ID: 94219f

No, but then again maybe I was never meant to be.

Anonymous 15/07/12(Sun)07:23 No. 12234 ID: 1b02b6 [Reply]

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I just witnessed two kids take more "toys" from the toy box of a restaurant than they should have with sneaky eyes, looking around as they do (after hearing the woman say "you can each take something"). When you hear about a homicide, why do people throw an uproar over the death of a child but couldn't really care about an adult when the level of morality between the two is no different?

The premise is not the severity of this instance of theft, but that which they are willing to do to get what they want.

Any thoughts?

Is it because a child is defenseless and knowing that you'd win a fight with them, you've automatically reigned your dominance over them, winning the "game" with them? So all that remains is affection?

I'm beginning to think the vast entirety of human life is just a game of who is inferior and who is superior. What of those who don't have this sense for life?

Anonymous 15/07/13(Mon)10:10 No. 12235 ID: eb89c4

Children are perceived as more valuable due to the way our psyche developed in an evolutionary sense, I honestly doubt there's any more to it than that. Don't assume people are rational enough to make these long-reaching power balance calculations, we're largely governed by monstrously outdated hunter-gatherer instincts in our daily lives.

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