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Interzone / Re: Murphy's Law.
« on: September 19, 2013, 09:46:02 PM »
The point of this post was, I suppose, that whether or not Murphy actually is the kind of man he portrays, he portrays it so well that it serves to remind those who may have forgotten what being a man is about.
He is just soooo Man.
Positively Neolithic, hard as nails, but with a humour and a parallel sensitivity, that has become rarer than diamonds.

Interzone / Murphy's Law.
« on: September 19, 2013, 07:34:54 PM »
If you're from the UK, you may already be familiar with Murphy's Law. But if you're not, take a look at this very involved, very deep, very odd crime drama.
Murphy is from the depths of Hell, aka Belfast. If he wasn't an undercover cop, he'd be an IRA terrorist.
This man rocks! And he speaks just like me :)


Interzone / Re: Man cave
« on: September 18, 2013, 10:04:15 AM »
When you live in a forest, your whole house becomes a writing-hut.
Even so, I have been fixing up my power shed, to accommodate a cosy twin bed, a sumptuous carpet, a knee-chair, and a computer.
There are no windows, even!
I admit, though, that the wireless signal to and from my router, needs some serious amplification, if I can figure out how.

Interzone / Re: Spiritualism
« on: September 15, 2013, 10:55:42 PM »
That's an amazing comment. Food for consideration.

Interzone / Re: Why are people afraid of nihilism?
« on: September 15, 2013, 04:26:47 PM »
Well, you'd have to define 'roles' I suppose.
People use the term for both the natural and the unnatural.
Who knows?

Interzone / Re: Spiritualism
« on: September 15, 2013, 01:42:19 PM »
I read a blog post, the other day, by a Christian, who informed me that Christians had decided how they wanted things to be, and so that was the way it was.
Even though what Christians wanted was absurd in the extreme, and bore no slight resemblance to the way things actually are.
That's often the result of religion.
And in that way, religion is quite similar to leftism.

Interzone / Re: cat's spirituality
« on: September 15, 2013, 01:39:23 PM »
humans > God (in their own estimation).
God doesn't give a toss, either way.

Interzone / Re: Origin of Universe
« on: September 15, 2013, 01:38:22 PM »
Humans often feel compelled to ask questions that need not be asked.
Therefore needing answers unnecessarily.
Much of their lives are sidetracked in this way, removing attention to the actuality of what is, in favour of why it is.
This would be fine, and quite useful, if humans had more self-control, but since they so often don't, it gets to be a huge and completely unnecessary problem.
This huge problem is known as 'science': the perversion of a useful human trait into their own undoing.

Interzone / Re: Baby boomer dictionary
« on: September 15, 2013, 01:32:20 PM »
Has anyone ever considered that Jesus might have been saying this:
When somebody roughs you up (by slapping your cheek), don't go running off crying, but rather be unmoved by it (by offering the other one).
i.e: What a pussy! Is that the best you got?

Interzone / Re: Origin of Universe
« on: September 14, 2013, 07:39:27 AM »
Reality is the whole universe, the way it works, the power, the danger, the miraculous, the glorious.
It can never be known, or understood. It is beyond control. It gives birth to all things.
There's a God worthy of the title.
I bow to it, willingly.
It owns me.

Interzone / Re: Unintentional metaphors for modernity
« on: September 13, 2013, 06:17:09 PM »
I mean to tell you that your comment amused me.
Hard to explain it, really. I either know something, or don't bother with it at all. I simply don't deal in theory.
The last line is what did it:
"The nihilist won't see it like that, but we can ignore their perceptions for now".
Whether you see it, or not, that is really funny.

Interzone / Re: Unintentional metaphors for modernity
« on: September 13, 2013, 04:57:29 PM »
I haven't lived in the theoretical continuum for so long, that when I see posts like that, I shake my head and smile.

Interzone / Re: Why are people afraid of nihilism?
« on: September 13, 2013, 12:01:13 PM »
Probably, the idea of a role is a disconnect between what somebody is, and the abstract label applied to that, by others.
I've heard feminists refer to being a man as acting out a role. Which seems so crazy that it is difficult to even respond to it.
Personally, I like the idea of roles, because they generally seem to work quite well.
My wife and I have distinct roles, and are comfortable with them. She does her stuff, and I do mine, and together, we get done what needs to get done.

Interzone / Re: Unintentional metaphors for modernity
« on: September 13, 2013, 11:56:33 AM »
I have to wonder: is a Nihilist something you really want to be?
I mean, it is a label, after all.
Might it not be a better idea to discover exactly what you are, and simply be that, compromising as little as possible, or not at all?

For a long time I thought of myself as a taoist, because that seemed the closest description of what I was.
But I had, at some point, to admit I was really not like anything else, and was, in fact, whatever I was.

Interzone / Re: An avian definition of Nihilism.
« on: September 13, 2013, 09:48:50 AM »

Nihilism probably naturally attracts loners and people with antisocial personalities. Rejecting the pressure to conform to arbitrary social standards, based on not much more than a fear of ostracization, is one of the prerequisites. Loners self ostracize anyway, so the original threat is meaningless. Antisocial types tend to be antagonistic enough to challenge things for the sake of the challenge alone.

What do you think about Marquis de Sade? Is he a nihilist? What about the Sophists in ancient Greece?

That's a very interesting and clear view of something quite difficult to understand (for me, anyway).
I was probably an unconscious Nihilist before I became whatever I am, now.
But without the destructive aspect, although it could be argued that I manifested that as self-destructiveness, as in a lashing-in at myself, rather than a lashing-out at society.

I don't know anything about the Sophists, but I have an altogether too-close association with De Sade, that has been a difficult facet of my own experience.

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