Haha first post and an extremely angsty one…
Anyway the title is borrowed from a chapter from the manga Bleach. I like it because the adjectives befit the nihilistic, cynical, existentialist mood of this post. I blame you Tony. LOL
“… in spite of or in defiance of the whole of existence he wills to be himself with it, to take it along, almost defying his torment. For to hope in the possibility of help, not to speak of help by virtue of the absurd, that for God all things are possible – no, that he will not do. And as for seeking help from any other – no, that he will not do for all the world; rather than seek help he would prefer to be himself – with all the tortures of hell, if so it must be.“
– Soren Kierkegaard, The Sickness Unto Death
I don’t know what’s your definition of God but if it is something like Bertrand Russell’s teapot, somehow I can’t find it within myself to perform that leap of faith, at least right now. I rather live a sick, sad life than to find solace in something that I couldn’t digest logically.
“Hope is nature’s veil for hiding truth’s nakedness.”
– Alfred Nobel
Mankind occupy no special position in the universe. We’re just result of a cosmic jackpot. The only meaning there is our struggle for survival as for every other living organism. Hope is our delusion for survival in adsurdism.
There are no atheists in foxhole
But then again, I could afford to make this statement while I’m in my little comfort zone. I wonder if I could still say the same when tragedy hits.