A Conversation for Nihilism

The Humor of Nihilism

Post 1

TikiGod

For a particularly humorous example of the funny qualities of nihilism, refer to the motion picture "The Big Lebowski." It is, by the way, an excellent work of cinema, in my humble opinion.


The Humor of Nihilism

Post 2

Pete, never to have a time-specific nick again (Keeper of Disambiguating Semicolons) - Born in the Year of the Lab Rat

"We believe in nothing! *Nothing*, you understand?" smiley - laugh


The Humor of Nihilism

Post 3

mcbladder

this is a problem. if you believe in nothing, then presumably you cannot believe in belief. If you don't believe in belief then you cannot believe in nothing.

don't fall into the trap of thinking that you must therefore believe in something - no

you nothing in nothing

now that is real nihilism


The Humor of Nihilism

Post 4

Pete, never to have a time-specific nick again (Keeper of Disambiguating Semicolons) - Born in the Year of the Lab Rat

I don't believe 'nothing' is a verb... smiley - winkeye


The Humor of Nihilism

Post 5

mcbladder

oh for goodness sake - so now we have a nihilist who believes in verbs!

I noth
You nooth
He nowt
We noths
You nothing
They nothings

I would offer this as a kind of proof that the universe is pointless but I think you can probably refute the nooth element.


The Humor of Nihilism

Post 6

Pete, never to have a time-specific nick again (Keeper of Disambiguating Semicolons) - Born in the Year of the Lab Rat

I didn't say *I* was a nihilist...


The Humor of Nihilism

Post 7

milo

I don't think it means belief in nothing in a literal sense. It means following no set systems of belief, rather than believing that nothing exists.


The Humor of Nihilism

Post 8

Saturnine

I believe the punk movement was supposedly nihilistic...dont know how it turned into the modern day "hardcore" uber-PC movement though...

BTW : The Big Lebowski. Fantastic film.


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