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Jan072015

Join the Nihilism Chic

“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness….. “
—United States Declaration of Independence


Religious Scientism and her fundamentalist High Priests have brought us “new revelation”. As one of their more eloquent prophets, Jacque Monod, has stated:

“Man at last knows that he stands alone in the unfeeling immensity of the universe, out of which he emerged only by chance. His destiny is nowhere spelled out, nor is his duty."

The post-modern nihilistic vision of these High Priests of Bleak has found a foothold in the satiated western world. The former guiding principles upon which western culture have been built are being re-imagined, the foundation dismantled. And the vision isn’t pretty:

Dr. Yuval Harari

“According to the science of biology, people were not ‘created’. They have evolved. And they certainly did not evolve to be ‘equal’. The idea of equality is inextricably intertwined with the idea of creation. The Americans got the idea of equality from Christianity, which argues that every person has a divinely created soul, and that all souls are equal before God. However, if we do not believe in the Christian myths about God, creation and souls, what does it mean that all people are ‘equal’? Evolution is based on difference, not on equality. Every person carries a somewhat different genetic code, and is exposed from birth to different environmental influences. This leads to the development of different qualities that carry with them different chances of survival. ‘Created equal’ should therefore be translated into ‘evolved differently’.

“Just as people were never created, neither, according to the science of biology, is there a ‘Creator’ who ‘endows’ them with anything. There is only a blind evolutionary process, devoid of any purpose, leading to the birth of individuals. ‘Endowed by their creator’ should be translated simply into ‘born’.”
—Dr. Yuval Noah Harari, (“Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind”)




Join the Nihilism Chic


Here’s the real truth we’re espousing,
We, the Nihilism Chic…
Backed by faith in Scientism,
Paddle with us up the creek!

Here’s our hallowed Declaration,
(Purposeless, though it may be):
There’s no REAL point we can think of
Here atop St. Darwin’s tree.

We’re advanced…a “Higher Order”,
Sapiens who’ve made the grade…
We’ve got “rights” we deign to give you…
(IF you haven’t disobeyed.)

Idol Chance is now our Master,
We’ve evolved way past the crowd…
We’re the ones who call the shots now,
And, yes, we’re EXTREMELY proud!

We’re well-versed in “Bio-Ethics”,
And we’ve come to make your laws…
We’re The Scholars to believe in,
Morals by Red Tooth ‘n’ Claw”.



Yes, The Code by which we function,
Is determined by our genes.
We’re endowed by Bio-Science…,
And our ethics?....Lean ‘n’ Mean.

Born from globs of protoplasm,
We evolved up from the ooze.
Now we’ve got our Independence
From the “god” of your “good news”.

Nothing, son, now REALLY matters,
“Virtue’s” just a game to play,
You’ll be happy when we govern…
IF you do just what we say.

We know now that no one’s “equal”,
Not in body, mind, or soul,
Some of us are simply better:
We’re the Bright Ones in control.

You can trust us when we tell you,
“Virtue” really isn’t Real,
We are ruled by what’s Pragmatic,
Virtue’s only what we FEEL.

“Good” and “Bad” we’ve ruled subjective,
(Everyone to each his own.)
“Sin”’s been taken off the table…
“Good” is now what WE condone.

There’s no “equal”, boy, about it.
Since WE’VE got the bigger stick.
We’re The Morally Persuasive,
And our big stick does the trick.

Bible “truth” that you grew up with
Has at last been set aside…
“Sacred truth” your Pappy sold you?
Now by Science…Crucified!

We’re mistakes…just accidentals,
Lucky Mud quite undesigned…
It’s a fact, boy…Just accept it.
Trust us…Don’t get left behind!

There’s no purpose, rhyme or reason,
Just blind process A to Z.
There’s no”soul” to be concerned with,
Life’s absurd futility.


Jean-Paul Sartre

"Jean Paul Sartre, the French philosopher and author, spent his entire lifetime writing books explaining why there is no meaning to writing books, giving lectures about how there is no real point to giving lectures, and teaching students that there is no real purpose to teaching students. The atheistic passion to achieve is an object lesson in the theater of the absurd."
—Rabbi Moshe Averick


“ The wrath of God is being revealed from heaven against all the godlessness and wickedness of people, who suppress the truth by their wickedness, since what may be known about God is plain to them, because God has made it plain to them. For since the creation of the world God’s invisible qualities—his eternal power and divine nature—have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that people are without excuse. “For although they knew God, they neither glorified him as God nor gave thanks to him, but their thinking became futile and their foolish hearts were darkened.”
—Romans 1: 18-21

John 1:8-10