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Started this discussion. Last reply by Trenchcoat Aug 29, 2009. 5 Replies

I am what I consider myself as a philosopher to a small extent, I personally am just seeing if there is anyone out there that is a member of this organization that enjoys discussing this field... has…Continue

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Human life must be some kind of mistake. The truth of this will be sufficiently obvious if we only remember that man is a compound of needs and necessities hard to satisfy; and that even when they are satisfied, all he obtains is a state of painlessness, where nothing remains to him but abandonment to boredom. This is direct proof that existence has no real value in itself; for what is boredom but the feeling of the emptiness of life? If life—the craving for which is the very essence of our being—were possessed of any positive intrinsic value, there would be no such thing as boredom at all: mere existence would satisfy us in itself, and we should want for nothing. But as it is, we take no delight in existence except when we are struggling for something; and then distance and difficulties to be overcome make our goal look as though it would satisfy us—an illusion which vanishes when we reach it; or else when we are occupied with some purely intellectual interest—when in reality we have stepped forth from life to look upon it from the outside, much after the manner of spectators at a play. And even sensual pleasure itself means nothing but a struggle and aspiration, ceasing the moment its aim is attained. Whenever we are not occupied in one of these ways, but cast upon existence itself, its vain and worthless nature is brought home to us; and this is what we mean by boredom. The hankering after what is strange and uncommon—an innate and ineradicable tendency of human nature—shows how glad we are at any interruption of that natural course of affairs which is so very tedious.

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At 9:13pm on September 6, 2009, Amber Bowen said…
Thanks for the add. :)
At 11:40am on September 2, 2009, Trenchcoat said…
how is everyone doing?
At 10:57am on August 30, 2009, stacie said…
Thanks for the add. ;) As you may have noticed, I'm not terribly active on much social media, so little time. My main skeptical discussion outlet is's a blog but there are always good discussions in the comments. Now I'm off to get ready to visit the baptist grandparents and then go see Depeche offsets the other, I think.
At 3:20pm on August 29, 2009, SkeptiKat said…
Hi, thanks for the add. I need to be more active on here, evil life always distracting me... Welcome to the site, it's a great community. Hope you enjoy being a part of it. I look forward to future convo/discussions/etc.
At 8:45pm on August 28, 2009, Trenchcoat said…
Also, I run my own websize, I am a computer programmer/website designer as well.... raw ass name/raw ass knowledge, I am also beginning an addition my web pages for the Victoria South Texas Crossroads Official Victoria Atheists. I also would like to announce to any one that if you have webpages of your own, I will be more than happy to promote them on my "links" pages.
At 8:31pm on August 28, 2009, Trenchcoat said…
so far I believe I might be... its good to be welcomed to such a great organization, hope to speak more soon.... trenchcoat
At 5:55pm on August 28, 2009, Alicia Foy said…
Hi there, Welcome to the Nexus! My mother-in-law grew up in Yoakum I am originally from Louise TX, you must be like the only atheist



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