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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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Voltairine de Cleyre 18/07/20(Fri)14:50 No. 13568 ID: 6f6f68


A good gathering of blogs/resources on the combination of the anarchist milieu and trans/posthumanism.

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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 18/12/06(Thu)07:45 No. 13791 ID: 323de9


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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Atheism is evil Anonymous 19/02/18(Mon)09:42 No. 13885 ID: 1556f2 [Reply]

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>Moral relativism (good or bad cannot be defined as the atheist doesn't acknowledge any authority)
>Meaninglessness (existence is hollow and devoid of values)
>Cult of Self (the own ego is the only thing that matters)
>Scientism (an obsession with science that becomes the only prevailing truth)

If you're a fedora you're pretty much advocating for psychopathy.

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Anonymous 19/04/04(Thu)12:01 No. 13959 ID: afd6b2

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>he doesn't want to do as he pleases without repercussions

Do you even euphoria?

Anonymous 19/04/09(Tue)08:03 No. 13961 ID: daee24

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samefaggotry approaching critical levels

Anonymous 19/04/10(Wed)01:28 No. 13962 ID: 9a338e

Who cares? God both exists and doesn't exist simultaneously.

Anonymous 19/04/06(Sat)05:28 No. 13960 ID: 9a338e [Reply]

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What did he mean by this?

> But the first to build a system of philosophy was Plato
> He said this world isn't real
> But there's a world of forms
> Where everything is perfect
> He was fucking wrong

> But they thought he was right
> So his work was taught and saved
> Ironically which led the west back into a cave

This came from this video.

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Questions Anonymous 19/02/23(Sat)04:57 No. 13901 ID: 243bfa [Reply]

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I admit that although I have had an interest in philosophy for the past few months, I am not adequately read, even for the particular issues that have interested me, so I apologize if I have issues with clarity.

I've been taken hold by the ideas of Schopenhauer and Nietzsche, but particularly Nietzsche.

I've done my best to deal with the striking personal effect that Schopenhauer's postulation that life is meaningless suffering and boredom. I find it too grim and I've found myself naturally gravitating away from it, likely for my own sanity. Instead, Nietzsche has been of more interest to me due to his life-affirming philosophy. However, as much as I'd like to agree with his idea that personal meaning can be found, it just doesn't stick.

Aren't we all just working and eating to keep ourselves alive? For what? Is there anything that can be found in the pursuit of a meaningful existence that will truly fulfill us and help us escape the void? However we decide to find that meaning, whether it be virtue, love, carnal sensations, refined aesthetic pleasure, or whatever else I can't think of, is it truly enough?

While this pertains to the previous paragraph, I wanted to better emphasize this idea: if you live aesthetically, either through art or as an artist, is there anything new? I feel like there aren't any 'boundaries' to be broken in this limited world, which leads me to another question: can an individual be TRULY unique, is there a way they can define themselves that distinguishes themselves from everyone else?

Someone please enlighten me. Open to all responses

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Anonymous 19/03/17(Sun)03:56 No. 13934 ID: ad7071

Why do we play games? To win, according to the set of rules that govern the game. To build social connections with other players. To learn how to play games better so that we can win more later. To learn good sportsmanship, so that we will be invited to play more later. To subject ourselves to highs and lows of emotion as we progress through the game. There is no further point outside the game.

What is life, then, but a system for sustaining games, and which is comprised of all games? Finance is a game, with winners, losers, rules, and strategies. Politics is a game. Agriculture is a game: you win if you manage to grow enough food. So are hunting and gathering. Raising children.

"Meaning" is not something you can have and hold with you. You cannot sit there and look at your shelf full of meaning and feel good. The only winning move, really, is to keep playing. You have to decide which rules you adhere to (be kind to others, don't smoke, wake up at 7), discover rules rooted in the natural world (gravity, thermodynamics), and determine which rules others are playing by (empathy, studying history, politicking). And you have to understand that this is all that there has ever been for humans to do, because we are not special.

And yes, of course there are boundaries to be broken. No one is making murals out of dog hair, you could be the first. But there is no such thing as being TRULY unique: everyone poops.

Anonymous 19/03/25(Mon)06:27 No. 13943 ID: 7e6d46

the world is will to power and nothing besides,

What exactly does this mean?

Anonymous 19/04/03(Wed)14:57 No. 13958 ID: b5aa25

>Why do we play games? To win, according to the set of rules that govern the game
King Terry would like a word with you.

Death Anonymous 18/12/26(Wed)00:48 No. 13833 ID: fa01f9 [Reply]

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Why do we generally feel sorrow and sadness when someone dies?

>he/she had so much to live for
>whole life ahead of her/him
ect ect

When dead, you won't think or feel anything. You don't exist anymore.

So, in reality we're feeling bad for ourselfs, no?

Anonymous 18/12/27(Thu)14:12 No. 13834 ID: d4b8d9

Um, duh? We mourn our loss.

Sounds like you mean to ask more specifically why we feel extra bad when somone commits suicide or dies young; which is because we feel they didn't get their allotted time (or rather, share a subjectively sufficient amount of their time and ours because humans are that petty and selfish)--as if there were any such thing as time and as if anyone has any entitlement to exist.

Anonymous 19/01/01(Tue)16:45 No. 13845 ID: 822d20

Yeah, funeral rites and traditions give the people who knew the person who died a little closure and to comfort one another for our shared loss.

Ultimately when a parent grieves for a child there really is no consoling them because it's the opposite of what's supposed to happen. The young are supposed to grieve for the old, not the other way around.

Anonymous 19/03/26(Tue)22:53 No. 13948 ID: 0f2e75

>Why do we feel sorrow and sadness when someone dies?
Depends on culture, how you were raised, what people around you do, etc.

>So in reality we are feeling bad for ourselves, no?
Yeah, pretty much. Living things are a bit selfish like that.

Not a Szaiese Edge-lord Anonymous 19/02/24(Sun)06:35 No. 13903 ID: 4e68c0 [Reply]

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Is there any religion that offers none exsistence whatsoever after death?
Christianity offers Heaven
Judaism offers Zion
Satanism offers longevity or being a demon
Euro paganism offers Valhalla
There is Nirvana
Egypt offers ???
Buddhism offers something like that and almost every other asian religion does... i don't want to live in a temple.

I know buddhism is full of judaism and i don't want any of that Zion so no. (it depends if im alone)

I didn't figure out an image to go with the theme and i didn't got the death of a cell gif so fck.

Anonymous 19/03/26(Tue)11:38 No. 13947 ID: ccf3d1

Sikhs don't really believe in an afterlife.

Message from The Air-Conditioner Anonymous 19/03/12(Tue)16:39 No. 13931 ID: 1c6476 [Reply]

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As long as there is individuality, and an embrace of that individuality through diversity, we're all fucked. You see the more diverse people become, the farther these extremes will be pushed. And more and more society will slowly get pissed at each other, until war. Then you get fucked. Because people will push for excellence or comfortability. Either to become an extremist in the sight of species nirvana, to become 'gawd' or realize it's hopeless and become comfortable - a route a lot of dip shits want to accomplish so they can die 'happy'. The more extreme intelligent people get about nirvana, the more dumbasses will blindly follow them. And as long as there is individuality in a species - More specifically thought that can not be translated in complete accuracy -, there will be emotions to display these thoughts as accurately as we can. Our brains are powerful, but our bodies will always tie us down.
I'm high af
The A.-C.

Anonymous 19/03/12(Tue)05:41 No. 13926 ID: 097f44 [Reply]

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I've been getting my toes wet in philosophy for a couple days now, and I've figured out that I strongly associte with the idea of materialistic determinism. Who are some essential writers to familiarise myself to develop this new interest? I'm not opposed to having my views challenged.

Also, I'm kind of retarded, so I'd prefer some easier reads if possible.

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