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Re: Demise as a necessary consequent of Religion

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Posted by blimp on Thursday, November 21, 2002 at 23:20:21 :

In Reply to: Re: Demise as a necessary consequent of Religion posted by Wordsmith on Tuesday, November 19, 2002 at 02:22:44 :

: : Religion encapsulates nihilism in a nice seemingly cohesive set of ideas, void of objectivity, metaphysicial value, or any THING else with which beings gauge existence.

: Show me a religion without an eschatology, and I'll show you a white elephant.

: Wordsmith : )

And yet, many religions provide practical rules, codes of behaviour, belief systems which allow adherents to move through life with a level of certainty and a sense of meaning - which I would argue is the antithesis of nihilism.

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