Thursday 4 August 2016



The philosophy of Existentialism considers that:

Human beings are free to choose:

(1) to do right or wrong

(2) what to value

(3) how to live.

Existentialists consider that:

A. The world is not orderly or meaningful.

B. Human beings have no pre-existing or set nature or character. 

C. Some people may be born handicapped, or Black, or White.

But everyone is free to be a good or a bad person.

Soldiers are free to disobey orders.

D. Instead of getting our code of behaviour solely from dodgy ancient gods or texts, we should look inside ourselves.

E. Each individual has to work things out for himself/herself and then lead the appropriate life.

On Being An Existentialist


Søren Kierkegaard was the first Existentialist philosopher.

Kierkegaard came to believe that, by the 19th century, Christianity had deviated from its original meaning of 'mercy, humility and loving-kindness'.

Kierkegaard equates God with Love.[3]

Thus, when a person engages in the act of loving, he is achieving an aspect of the divine.

When an individual does not come to a full realization of his infinite side, he is said to be in despair.

"Kierkegaard was an unhappy, neurotic, and terribly suffering man."

Soren Kierkegaard.


Where did Kierkegaard perhaps go wrong?

Kierkegaard said that you feel anxiety because you see that you and you alone are responsible for your actions.

Kirkegaard often had doubts about God.

Imagine if Kierkegaard had tuned into 'something outside himself' and become a happy nurse or doctor.

Imagine if Kierkegaard had been less obsessed with himself.


Existentialists believe that when you're born, you have no meaning and no purpose.

Existentialists believe that there is no 'morality' in the world, other than the 'morality' that individuals create from inside themselves.

In other words, morality is not part of the fabric of the world.

Many Christians, Buddhists, Taoists and Humanists would argue that there are signs of ethical behaviour in the world of nature.


Friedrich Nietzsche was an existentialist.

He believed that life is 'will to power'.

This idea has appealed to some Nazis and Zionists.

Jean-Paul Sartre was an existentialist.

"Sartre believed that since there is no God to design man, man has no blueprint, no essence. 

"His essence or nature comes not from God as Creator but from his own free choice."

Sartre by Peter Kreeft.


Albert Camus did not consider himself to be an existentialist, although his ideas seem identical to those of the Existentialists.

Camus wrote The Stranger (L'Étranger,1942).

According to Camus:

"In a universe suddenly divested of illusions and lights, man feels an alien, a stranger.

"His exile is without remedy since he is deprived of the memory of a lost home or the hope of a promised land."

This is the problem with most Existentialists.

They generally reject such things as Reincarnation, the Holy Spirit, the Tao and all things Serendipity.


Some people believe that our minds co-create reality.



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At 4 August 2016 at 15:26 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

"British authorities deployed 450 armed troops and light tanks at Heathrow airport yesterday."

-London, 2003

"They carried semi-automatic carbines over their chests; in their belts were holstered Glock pistols, Taser stun guns, CS spray and batons."

-London, 2016

** Plus ça change, plus c'est la même. Create the fear, elicit the reaction, provide the solution.

Suspension of habeus corpus, anyone?

At 4 August 2016 at 18:47 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Aangirfan you bastard. You've described me perfectly and then put me in the same boat as Nietzsche and Camus. You sure know how to ruin a fellow's day.

Good piece otherwise!

At 5 August 2016 at 01:34 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Generalessa" Milica (Fatima) Cupic... this lady describes as follower of existentialism a mob where his ex husband Générale Vito Marchetti of the Italian army, judges, psychiatrists were part.
Another ring of Nazi pervs practicing satanic ritual abuses... existentialists

At 5 August 2016 at 06:18 , Blogger Charles Edward Frith said...

Kay Griggs said her husband who ran execution squads for the power elite while a [Cherry] Marines Chief of Staff said they were all schooled in Existentialism and that killing people was not wrong if no sentiment was attached to it.

At 5 August 2016 at 13:26 , Anonymous gamleboeger said...

Many thanks again for new fine synopsis; this time of our left-brain dominated western worlds left-brain dominated "existentialists". Nice read!


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