Existential Atheists


Existential Atheists

A place for existential discussion and exploration...

Members: 62
Latest Activity: Oct 17, 2017

"The meaning of life differs from man to man, from day to day and from hour to hour. What matters, therefore, is not the meaning of life in general but rather the specific meaning of a person's life at a given moment."

Viktor E. Frankl

"A myth is a way of making sense in a senseless world. Myths are narrative patterns that give significance to our existence. Whether the meaning of existence is only what we put into life by our own individual fortitude, as Sartre would hold, or whether there is a meaning we need to discover, as Kierkegaard would state, the result is the same: myths are our way of finding this meaning and significance."

~ Rollo May, 1991, The Cry for Myth, p. 15

"I call a lie: wanting not to see something one does see, wanting not to see something as one sees it... The most common lie is the lie one tells to oneself; lying to other is relatively the exception."

~ Friedrich Nietzsche, 1894/1990, The Anti-Christ (R. J. Hollingdale, Trans.), p. 185

Forever I shall be a stronger to myself. In psychology as in logic, there are truths but no truth."
~ Albert Camus, 1955, The Myth of Sisyphus: And Other Essays, p. 19w667q

Discussion Forum

People Who Died

Started by Edward Teach Jul 21, 2012. 0 Replies

For my good friend, Pat Swann... Miss you, brotherhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9mcloY9BlOU&feature=relatedContinue

Existential Angst

Started by Edward Teach. Last reply by Edward Teach Jul 9, 2012. 7 Replies

One of my most memorable encounters on A/N was with a fellow with whom I had fiercely debated on the nature of morality. I think we both got some insights. At some point, we discussed existetial…Continue

Existential Humor

Started by Edward Teach. Last reply by Edward Teach Jul 9, 2012. 6 Replies


Comment Wall


You need to be a member of Existential Atheists to add comments!

Comment by Edward Teach on January 11, 2010 at 6:45am
For me, existentialism has a couple of components:

1. We are thrown into the world into a situation about which we have no control (poor, rich, sick, healthy, minority, majority, male, female, etc). But, we are 100% responsible for what we do with our particular situation, so there can be no blaming others, or the fates, or God, or whatever.

2. Human existence is time limited.

3. We have the freedom to create meaning in any way we choose.

Remember that old cowboy on "City Slickers?" You find the thing that gives you juice in life... and let that be your guidepost.

I really like the idea that, within the confines of my situation, I can create and/or adhere to any mythology I choose.
Comment by Howard S. Dunn on January 10, 2010 at 4:08pm
Probably similar to 'no-nonsense' in that it explores what 'is' - nevertheless, this is a little more 'artistic' for more taste - which is to say - existentialism (without the 'ismic' tendency to mean - ideological movement') seems more supportive of imaginative inquiry and the extension of consciousness beyond some tiny nexus of neural connections.
Comment by Jim Mo. on November 18, 2009 at 12:04am
I am finding existentialism as a very nebulous thing but from what I understand of it, I am in.
Comment by Edward Teach on November 16, 2009 at 1:47pm

Existential discussion ;-)
Comment by Nate on November 16, 2009 at 1:38pm
What's the point of this group?
Comment by Edward Teach on November 16, 2009 at 12:21pm
practical and subjective

I like these. William James pragmatism was sort of based on these. He got in trouble with the philosophy crowd, because of the potential for "truths" that harm society and individuals. I think James would say, "Who cares? It is useful for me!" lol
Comment by Johnny on November 16, 2009 at 12:12pm
existentialism is a rather broad term with many different perspectives, but after I did a quick wiki, I fall into the general category of philosophers who pursue knowledge based on what is practical and subjective
Comment by Edward Teach on November 16, 2009 at 12:04pm
Welcome Sonny. I don't know. I did a search and couldn't find any other groups relating to existentialism on A/N! I must live a sheltered atheist life... I had assumed thias place would be flooded with existentialists.
Comment by Sonny Mobley on November 16, 2009 at 12:00pm
Hi! This is the group for me! Glad you created it. Hopefully we'll get plenty of other existentialist's.

Members (62)




Update Your Membership :




Nexus on Social Media:


© 2018   Atheist Nexus. All rights reserved. Admin: Richard Haynes.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service