Monday, July 25, 2016

Viktor Frankl on Nihilism

"I readily confess that as a young man I had to go through the hell of despair over the apparent meaninglessness of life, through total and ultimate nihilism until I could develop an immunity against nihilism.  I developed logotherapy.  It is a pity that other authors, instead of immunizing their readers against nihilisim, inoculate them with their own cynicism, which is a defense mechanism or reaction formation, that they have built up against their own nihilism.  This is a pity, because today more than ever the apparent meaninglessness of life has become and urgent and topical issue on a worldwide scale." -- Viktor Frankl--in "The Will to Meaning".

Friday, July 1, 2016

The New Jacobin Normal

I haven't read all of this yet, and it sounds a bit strident, but I want to get to the full article.

"One of the most galling things about these arguments is the assumption by secular liberals (and their liberal Christian fellow travelers) that their own beliefs are neutral, and more, so obviously neutral that anyone who dissents only does so in bad faith, and must neither be accommodated nor taken seriously. It’s like Scientism in that way."

I also want to read this book:  "Not Equal.  Civil Rights Gone Wrong."