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Posted by Wordsmith on Friday, November 22, 2002 at 05:12:20 :
In Reply to: Re: Demise as a necessary consequent of Religion posted by blimp on Thursday, November 21, 2002 at 23:20:21 :
: : : 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.
Your "And yet" confuses me. Eschatology in
no way sanctions nihilism.
Wordsmith : )
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