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    We’ve re-dedicated this site to nihilism because there are no credible resources for nihilism on the internet.

    Most people think of nihilism as fatalism, or the belief that no beliefs, values, communications or gods can exist.

    We have a simpler definition:

    Nihilism is the perception that no inherent value exists.

    We can create values, beliefs, even gods, if they symbolize the reality that’s Out There waiting to be discovered. What we won’t do is claim that we got these ideas from a direct line to the one holy truth, whether that truth is a dualistic God, or simply the notion that human life is sacred.

    We have liberated ourselves from your outdated notion that because humans choose to believe we are special, that we are; also from the insane notion that God talks to us directly. Neither notion makes sense. There is a reality; one reality. We perceive this one reality and adapt to it like any other species. Any other idea is metaphysical voodoo and we have thrown it out.

    Humans are not special. That murder, oppression, hatred, cannibalism, sodomy and eugenics are “bad” and being nice to people is good — these are hateful illusions. These are means that humans use to control one another. Whether you say “God told us this” or “all people are equal,” both are illusions of inherency. We have broken free from that illusion and instead see a reality to adapt to.

    We are free. You, addicted to control, have enslaved yourself. You can cut yourself free any minute that you choose to do so, but all but a handful of you will choose to remain enslaved.

    Welcome to the Center for Nihilism and Nihilist Studies. Enjoy your stay.

    2 Responses to “Nihilism”

    1. Matt says:

      Screw that. I’m not religious at all, but to say there is only one reality that we all have to adapt to smacks of Objectivism to me. If that were the case, we’d all still be living in caves. I reject your reality and substitute my own!

    2. Dave says:

      “The very statement “I have no values” is itself a value; while it negates the idea of values, that doesn’t let it off the hook for being a value statement itself.”

      No.

      You’re off to a pretty lousy start there buddy.

      The statement “I have no values” simply isn’t a value statement. It’s a factual statement; it has a factual truth value.

      This a simple fact of modal logic and ethical philosophy that you really need to familiarize yourself with if you want to join this discussion.

      It’s pretty easy to falsify your idea, too.

      First if all, I can make the statement “My computer has no values.”

      That statement is, first of all, obviously true. Second, it is not a value statement, which seems just as obvious. Third, this is the most important thing, the fact that it is given in the third person is completely irrelevant to its truth.

      Thus the statement “I have no values” is no more value-laden than the statement about computers. It may well be false, mind you, as few humans are in this state. But it is not a value statement.

      The statement “Values are bad” is different, by the way. That statement is indeed a value statement, and hence suffers from a sort of hypocrisy, since the speaker engages in the use of a concept he or she is thereby condemning.

      But you must understand the difference. “I have no values” is not the same as “values are bad”.