Philosophical Friday...

Nietzsche was not a nihilist. He was a transcendentalist in the same vein as Jesus Christ. In other words, “God is dead!” is a liberating, not demoralizing, statement. Unfortunately thus far, humanity has failed mightily to deliver on its inherent promise…

I like to think of it this way:
Nihilism is one pole (say the south) and Determinism is its exact opposite (north or corollary). And our goal as human beings should be to navigate – to exist – or rather to transcend in Christ’s and Nietzsche’s sense – within the ample latitude afforded between equal but opposite truths.

And voting for someone like George Bush or carrying a balance on your credit card simply represents a lesser choice relative to a much deeper, richer and arguably nobler set of possibilities.


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