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Pants-of-dog wrote:Fortunately, life has no meaning except that with which we endow it.
This gives us an amazing freedom. No destinies or prophecies to fulfill.
And it also allows us to choose what meaning we want to instill in our own lives.
Pants-of-dog wrote:I have no idea what weird strawman you have in mind when you mention that theory.
I probably never believed in it.
SolarCross wrote:You have never heard of the progressive theory of history or marx's own version of it the "iron laws of history"? Really?
Pants-of-dog wrote:I have heard of them. Whether or not I personally believe everything ever said by certains schools of historians is irrelevant.
Descriptions of history are not objective evidence for any inherent value in life. The first is an attempt to see history through the rigourous lens of fact and logic, while the second is a philosophical issue about the whether or not life has any objective meaning.
Do you see how they are different?
SolarCross wrote:It actually is relevant to your claim there were "No destinies or prophecies to fulfill" because the prog theories of history are actually not descriptions of history they are prophecies of the future which are only awkwardly justified by a warped and selective reading of pseudo-history.
Do you appreaciate that the term "reactionary" is a meaningless term without a prog theory of history?
If there is no special destiny then there could not be tardy people failing to "progress" fast enough. Anyone who labels someone a "reactionary" unironically is doing so on the assumption of prog theory of history. Haven't you done that in the past?
Genghis the Libertarian agrees with Conan.
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