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Bonzai's Avatar Jump to comment 18 by Bonzai

Why is that "truth"?

Just because there is no divine origin to a meaning it doesn't follow that there is no meaning. The gist of existentialism is exactly that we create our own meanings independent of the gods,--even if they exist.

If you are right that atheism is nihilism then it is untenable. To quote Nietzsche, we have art so that we don't die of the truth.

Mon, 30 Jul 2007 14:01:00 UTC | #56535