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by Viral114
March 30th, 2012, 1:59 pm
Forum: World Affairs & Philosophy
Topic: Lack of Faith leads to Existential Nihilism
Replies: 23
Views: 3219

Lack of Faith leads to Existential Nihilism

you ask why do good and not just please yourself all the time...that's what it's all about. If I give money to a private organization, say Red Cross, I do it because helping other people makes me feel good. Everything you do is for your own benefit. again you feeling good does not = you being selfi...
by Viral114
March 30th, 2012, 1:11 pm
Forum: Fun & Misc
Topic: What made you smile today?
Replies: 9967
Views: 341047

What made you smile today?

by Viral114
March 29th, 2012, 1:44 pm
Forum: World Affairs & Philosophy
Topic: Lack of Faith leads to Existential Nihilism
Replies: 23
Views: 3219

Lack of Faith leads to Existential Nihilism

I would argue that purpose is a man-made thing. It's a subjective idea that we somehow matter in the universe, because that assumes that universe somehow reasons between what is good and bad. To me, the universe is just there, it's chaos and there's no way to truly define chaos. by all means consid...
by Viral114
March 29th, 2012, 1:29 pm
Forum: World Affairs & Philosophy
Topic: Lack of Faith leads to Existential Nihilism
Replies: 23
Views: 3219

Lack of Faith leads to Existential Nihilism

People do things that make them feel good and avoid things that make them feel bad (can't remember the technical term for this but it's from an earlier political scientist). sounds similar to hedonism You stated that those who do not have faith, do not have it because they need proof of some sort, ...
by Viral114
March 29th, 2012, 5:14 am
Forum: World Affairs & Philosophy
Topic: Lack of Faith leads to Existential Nihilism
Replies: 23
Views: 3219

Lack of Faith leads to Existential Nihilism

I believe in my own goals and expectations. That's it. I don't feel "EN" because it gives me a purpose to life and drives me. You don't need to have faith in anything to not live in EN.. rather, you just need to have a dream, a goal, a fantasy.. hope is a prerequisite for dreams, goals and fantasie...
by Viral114
March 29th, 2012, 4:29 am
Forum: World Affairs & Philosophy
Topic: Lack of Faith leads to Existential Nihilism
Replies: 23
Views: 3219

Lack of Faith leads to Existential Nihilism

I am not addressing atheists here (per say).. i am addressing people who REQUIRE proof to believe in things. (yes.. this includes people who stringently believe only in stuff that is within the reach of science.. and hence sensation) now i am sure many of you are veterans to the existential nihilist...
by Viral114
March 28th, 2012, 4:31 pm
Forum: World Affairs & Philosophy
Topic: Does anybody else feel the world is getting dumber?
Replies: 1080
Views: 79657

Does anybody else feel the world is getting dumber?

Thought provoking posts, you two. I personally believe that this problem isn't limited to few countries but a state of entire world right now. Whether it is another country, religion, or tribe, leaders are diverting people's attention to hide their own screwed up policies, and incompetent administr...
by Viral114
March 27th, 2012, 3:59 pm
Forum: World Affairs & Philosophy
Topic: Does anybody else feel the world is getting dumber?
Replies: 1080
Views: 79657

Does anybody else feel the world is getting dumber?

It's easy to laugh about this but unfortunately this feels painfully true. I feel I need to mention Israel... my country has always been considered a 'Jewish-Democratic' country. Of course it's impossible to be both Jewish and Democratic. But we've always claimed we're "the only democracy in the mi...
by Viral114
March 27th, 2012, 11:36 am
Forum: World Affairs & Philosophy
Topic: Religious Discussions
Replies: 1104
Views: 74021

Religion: A Brainwashing Tool - Religious Discussions

Believing in a God or an afterlife is fine but this clearly shows that the bureaucracy (Religion) that gets in between that is invalid and should be disregarded. Morality is an evolutionary product that is possible through rational self reflection. The purpose of morality is to sustain and improve ...
by Viral114
March 18th, 2012, 8:33 pm
Forum: World Affairs & Philosophy
Topic: Vanity and Corruption
Replies: 14
Views: 2067

Vanity and Corruption

"Whatever i wish to say is destroyed by these words of mine... these words of mine.. Sometimes i feel like the entire universe is magic...as if both existent and nonexistent this breeze.. these storm clouds.. this air.. these seasons.. they all signal to me.. how i do convey their tales?" http://www...