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[–] creaming_4_vengeance 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

Nihilism is interesting when you can question the trite excuses we use to justify our lives. More than just asking 'why bother?' it forces us to come to grips with life's absurd rules.

I think that's what makes nihilism great.

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[–] RogerByam [S] 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

I've been reading-up on it more lately, and starting to appreciate the thought more.

I always considered nihilists the emo kids of school, whereas they are probably like the kid who rarely comes to school, still graduates and no-one can remember their name or face.

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[–] scottcbusiness 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

That's hilariously accurate because I'm somewhat of a nihilist and I graduated, but skipped convocation. I explained in my other comment how Nihilism can be equally a positive thing as it is negative

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[–] Artofchoke 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

May I never reach the dreaded 100%.

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[–] scottcbusiness 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

I like the way Alan Watts approaches Nihilism with the attitude of if life is meaningless and pointless and I could die right now and it wouldn't matter, then why not have a real go of the whole thing. If none of it matters isn't that equally as freeing as it all mattering a great deal. You've found your answer. You can either not do anything because there's no point, or do everything because there's no point in not doing it too. Nihilism can work both ways but is usually associated with a negative sentiment.

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[–] Bigbensbathroomstall 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

Nihilism is the basis of Christianity

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[–] Waiyu_Dudat 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

False. Christianity posits there is inherent meaning in many things, life especially. The most famous bible verse ever is entirely the opposite of nihilism.

For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.

John 3:16

Nihilism, even in its lightest form, posits that there is no inherent meaning in things. Some may argue that meaning is entirely non existent, others may argue it's relative and meaning is subjectively determined by the being.

Contradictory thoughts.

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[–] BB-3 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Are you fucking around or serious? Because I can't see that at all, what with nihilism being a 19th century philosophical development.