Posted: Jul 26, 2016 11:55 pm
by jamest
SafeAsMilk wrote:
jamest wrote:The view that you're better off not being born is inspired by negative emotions which honour the materialistic philosophy of nihilism

he said, drawing his wholesale, contrived, unsupported nonsense from somewhere dark and dirty in a feeble attempt to sound sage.

What? It's just basic reason that if you suscribe to nihilism then the view that you're better off not being born is an emotional response to that 'philosophy'. It can't be a rational response, since reason is not (or, shouldn't be) in the business of making value judgements.

This is just basic stuff, squire, highlighting the distinction between reason and emotion. That is, it is one thing to decide that life has its essence in matter and is [therefore] essentially meaningless, but it is another thing altogether to cry one's eyes out in response to this fubar realisation and decide that "One is better off not being born!".

The ass who cries after proclaiming nihilism, is indeed an ass.