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[–] Alhambra 15 points 4 points (+19|-15) ago 

hitchins' nihilism was no less absurd or destructive.

[–] RunRabbitRun 0 points 15 points (+15|-0) ago 

“A life that partakes even a little of friendship, love, irony, humor, parenthood, literature, and music, and the chance to take part in battles for the liberation of others cannot be called ‘meaningless’ except if the person living it is also an existentialist and elects to call it so.” -C. Hitchens

Hitchens was not a nihilist, although he did enjoy making fun of people who asked him what the Meaning of Life was if there was no God.

[–] Alhambra 11 points -2 points (+9|-11) ago 

he also enjoyed drinking himself to death.

also if "the chance to take part in battles for the liberation of others" is an integral part of your life's purpose, it seems to necessitate there always being an ever-refracting "oppression" to liberate others from. Christopher Hitchens, the proto-SJW.

[–] 9-11 10 points -5 points (+5|-10) ago 

Atheism demands nihilism, there's no avoiding it's icey grip. Most realize this reality by adulthood, youll get there one day if you haven't suicided by then.

[–] Artofchoke [S] 6 points 3 points (+9|-6) ago 

What is the relevance of outcome to fact? If there is no loving god, (and there isn't), and that fact destroys us, we weren't worthy of survival.

[–] Asetro1234 5 points -1 points (+4|-5) ago 

This is idiotic... Survival is the only worthy thing. All else comes after.

[–] Alhambra 5 points -3 points (+2|-5) ago 

denying falsehoods never leads a people to destruction, only denying reality.

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

Not being religious doesn't make one a nihilist, so stupid comment.

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

that's exactly what it does, by definition.

atheist, nihilist, solipsist. different names for the same disease.