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Religion with a touch of Nihilism/Cynicism/Existentialism

Discussion in 'Interfaith Discussion' started by Lorgar-Aurelian, May 5, 2017.

  1. Lorgar-Aurelian

    Lorgar-Aurelian Active Member

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    I was just wondering if anyone of you thought there were any religions that are inherently in tune with one of those 3 concepts? Taoism popped into my head to a certain extent but I'm not sure how far you could legitimately take that.
     
  2. ADigitalArtist

    ADigitalArtist Well-Known Member
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    Something LHP maybe?
     
  3. CogentPhilosopher

    CogentPhilosopher Philosophy Student

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    Buddhism seems to fit the bill, particularly secular Buddhism.

    And LHP and some occult religions.
     
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    Nihilism states there is no inherent truth, nor meaning. Taoism holds that Truth is the way things are, and that meaning is irrelevant.
    To the taoist, meaning is something one discovers, for oneself, after becoming able to discern Reality.
    The nihilist reckons the only reality is the one inside his own head.
     
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  5. CogentPhilosopher

    CogentPhilosopher Philosophy Student

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    Good point.
     
  6. Lorgar-Aurelian

    Lorgar-Aurelian Active Member

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    That sounds kinda existentialist.
     
  7. Lorgar-Aurelian

    Lorgar-Aurelian Active Member

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    I could always poke the setians with a stick since they have been my goto LHP group lately.
     
  8. crowfeather

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    People often confuse me with an existentialist, with Socrates, and with Plato.
    Confusing people is, apparently, what I do best.
     
  9. Lorgar-Aurelian

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    Well Taoism could fit the bill for being existentialist depending on what kind of existentialist you are talking about.
     
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    Existentialism is a philosophy of the mind; taoism is the absence of mind.
     
  11. SabahTheLoner

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    Most LHP religions (Satanism, Luciferianism, Setianism, etc.) have some degree of nihilism. Whether or not it is absolute nihilism of any sort depends on the path the person aligns themselves with. But many LHP religions encourage skepticism which can be a form of nihilism.
     
  12. sayak83

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    Nagarjuna would be appropriate
    Nagarjuna | Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy
     
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