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Bennett91
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11/5/2016 8:07:07 AM
Posted: 6 months ago
At 11/5/2016 6:05:25 AM, imperialchimp wrote:
Would you consider yourself an existentialist, nihilist, or something else?

Secular humanist.
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11/5/2016 8:13:36 AM
Posted: 6 months ago
At 11/5/2016 6:05:25 AM, imperialchimp wrote:
Would you consider yourself an existentialist, nihilist, or something else?

Probably. ;-)
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11/5/2016 10:15:27 AM
Posted: 6 months ago
At 11/5/2016 6:05:25 AM, imperialchimp wrote:
Would you consider yourself an existentialist, nihilist, or something else?

A realist.
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11/5/2016 11:11:48 AM
Posted: 6 months ago
At 11/5/2016 6:05:25 AM, imperialchimp wrote:
Would you consider yourself an existentialist, nihilist, or something else?

I quite like epicureanism, but I don't think I am an actual epicurean because I don't think it works like that - not really. People are far too moody, irrational, impulsive and inconsistent to be any sort of -ist. I think a lot of people would like to identify with an -ism and try to come across as an -ist (at least in their public face) , but unless you don't think at all or have completely stopped thinking you should flip-flop between -isms all the time.

You could me an anti-ism-ist, or even a poly-ism-ist. But I might not be in another 5 minutes.
Skeptical1
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11/5/2016 11:32:43 AM
Posted: 6 months ago
At 11/5/2016 6:05:25 AM, imperialchimp wrote:
Would you consider yourself an existentialist, nihilist, or something else?

I'll be a non-conformist - if you will.

Never really thought about it, to be honest. Maybe something close to an existentialist, definitely not a humanist.
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11/6/2016 6:08:32 AM
Posted: 6 months ago
At 11/5/2016 6:05:25 AM, imperialchimp wrote:
Would you consider yourself an existentialist, nihilist, or something else?

Secular humanism is probably the closest fit for my worldview.
janesix
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11/6/2016 7:17:58 PM
Posted: 6 months ago
At 11/5/2016 6:05:25 AM, imperialchimp wrote:
Would you consider yourself an existentialist, nihilist, or something else?
I am a panpsychist.
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11/6/2016 8:18:50 PM
Posted: 6 months ago
At 11/5/2016 6:05:25 AM, imperialchimp wrote:
Would you consider yourself an existentialist, nihilist, or something else?
I consider myself a skeptic

Ken
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11/6/2016 8:29:28 PM
Posted: 6 months ago
At 11/5/2016 11:11:48 AM, keithprosser wrote:
At 11/5/2016 6:05:25 AM, imperialchimp wrote:
Would you consider yourself an existentialist, nihilist, or something else?

I quite like epicureanism, but I don't think I am an actual epicurean because I don't think it works like that - not really. People are far too moody, irrational, impulsive and inconsistent to be any sort of -ist. I think a lot of people would like to identify with an -ism and try to come across as an -ist (at least in their public face) , but unless you don't think at all or have completely stopped thinking you should flip-flop between -isms all the time.

You could me an anti-ism-ist, or even a poly-ism-ist. But I might not be in another 5 minutes.
So I guess your wife (or partner) doesn't even consider you the sexist, that's a shame....lol