Nihilism

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arnoldo
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Nihilism

Post by arnoldo » Tue Jul 31, 2018 5:00 pm

Video examines nihilism/narcissism in the post judeo-christian/modern youth culture.



Disclaimer: The narrator is a christian but he ain't preachy about it for the most part.

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Aleister Crowley

Post by arnoldo » Sat Aug 04, 2018 10:47 am

A good examination of Aleister Crowley, media, and post-modernism from a christian perspective.


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Re: Aleister Crowley

Post by iskander » Sat Aug 04, 2018 1:48 pm

arnoldo wrote:
Sat Aug 04, 2018 10:47 am
A good examination of Aleister Crowley, media, and post-modernism from a christian perspective.

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Re: Nihilism

Post by iskander » Sat Aug 04, 2018 2:22 pm

Baccanalia

"Never for any assembly, citizens, has this formal prayer to the gods been not only so suitable but even so necessary, a prayer which reminds us that these are the gods whom our forefathers had appointed to be worshipped, to be venerated, to receive our prayers, not those gods [3??] who would drive our enthralled minds with vile and alien rites, as by the scourges of the Furies, to every crime and every lust...

As regards their number, if I shall say that there are many thousands of them, it cannot but be that you are terrified, unless I shall at once add to that who and of what sort they are. [9] First, then, a great part of them are women, and they are the source of this mischief; then there are men very like the women, debauched and debauchers, fanatical, with senses dulled by wakefulness, wine, noise and shouts at night. [10] The conspiracy thus far has no strength, but it has an immense source of strength in that they grow more numerous day by day. [11]"

Titus Livius (Livy), The History of Rome, Book 39
Liv. 39 15
http://www.perseus.tufts.edu/hopper/tex ... apter%3D15

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Re: Nihilism

Post by bbyrd009 » Tue Dec 18, 2018 7:56 am

i guess Nihilism and Hedonism are maybe close cousins...

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