Tuesday, August 10, 2010
One thing I've always wondered about, is how can a sincere, thoughtful atheist look at himself in the mirror and say to himself "I am merely a soulless, worthless bag of chemicals. I will soon deteriorate and disintegrate. I have no free will; that is merely a delusion. All my thoughts, words and deeds are predetermined and controlled solely by the laws of nature."
It seems to me that someone who actually thinks this way would lose his sanity. It's almost as if he is imagining his own self to be imaginary. I have sometimes wondered if this was the real cause of Friedrich Nietzsche's madness.
Posted by jewish philosopher at 10:25 AM