Thursday, 24 January 2019

Checking in

I do anything I care about on Medium now. Blogspot's a carcass. I'm pretty sure wordpress was miles better AT THE TIME I STARTED THIS BLOG.

Still antinatalist. I wrote a medium article vaguely about why, but I don't think it was very good. It's unjustified objectively but I kind of realised it's a very MEANINGNESSFUL thing for me. Furthermore, ethical skepticism erases even comparative notions of 'what seems Just'. It's easy to say antinatalism is a spook, but at the same time, it's on the exact same level of unfounded as 'anti-murder advocacy' i.e. any moral statement at all. There is no 'more wrong', just total lack of certainty.

Also: I just hate having been born lmao.

But yeah, just checking in. Finally finished Sarah's Every Cradle Is a Grave. Brought back a lot of 'nostalgia' for this place. I mean...I was in an awful state but in retrospect you guys were really kind to me. Thanks, those years were formative to me.

1 comment:

  1. Yeah, remember this place now. Karl deleted his blog (saynotolife). Read lots of AN stuff around 2009-12.
    Personally, I've gone from being an atheist antinatalist to being a born-again Christian. Mostly because Vox Day hinted me in the direction: via the reality of sin and the problem of evil and how Christianity provides the most sensible answer to it.

    While this experience lifted my depression, I'm still inclined towards pessimism, after all, I have to continue living in this fallen world. Have been digging into writings of the great melancholy Christians Kierkegaard and Pascal these days, understanding them the for first time. After all, the Bible teaches that this world is evil (Gal. 1:4) and lies in wickedness (1 John 5:19). A vale of tears (Ps. 84:6)!

    Best regards