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Jesus was a nihilist

Re: Jesus was a nihilist
February 24, 2008, 12:26:09 PM
Though Jesus might not have appeared to transcend "humanism" (though some would argue otherwise), subsequent Christian philosophers were able to do so with remarkable success. We take as example Origen, Pseudo-Dionysius the Areopagite, St. Bonaventure, St. Thomas Aquinas, Meister Eckhardt and Jakob Boehme.

Hinduism has indeed endowed us with a vast body of metaphysical treatises, as well as more "pragmatic" doctrines pertaining to societal structure and various aspects of ritual.

Let us take the moment to remind ourselves of the Islamic philosophers such as Averroes, Avicenna, al-Razi, al-Farabi and the great poet Rumi, all of whom have contributed significantly to our understanding of the nature of Reality. The domain of Islam is not limited to the dazzling violence of Osama bin Laden, who has afforded an anti-modern perspective that appears to be most relevant to our times; the intellectual foundations of the Middle East must be understood by anyone who claims to be allied with Truth (for in doing otherwise, they consign themselves to participation in the delimitation thereof).

Re: Jesus was a nihilist
February 24, 2008, 06:47:59 PM
Similar to the above post, we can see a comparison in metal. Although the overall ethos of bands like Venom may be steeped in fallacy, they can be seen as significant pioneers for their ability to 'show others the way'.

This is how I see it: Hinduism, Judaism, Jesus, Islam = Venom. They create action and impetus, even though there is no reality within them.

Whereas bands like Morbid Angel, Immortal, or early Enslaved are akin to science or German philosophy or the Greeks in that they construct a similar foundation to a theology, yet they are able to develop upwards from this fundamental level and create something real.

Re: Jesus was a nihilist
February 27, 2008, 10:33:17 PM
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Whereas bands like Morbid Angel, Immortal, or early Enslaved are akin to science or German philosophy or the Greeks in that they construct a similar foundation to a theology, yet they are able to develop upwards from this fundamental level and create something real.


They aren't trying to make faith into something you can hold in your hand, control, and own like you do a car.