Get updates from Religion Prof: The Blog of James F. McGrath delivered straight to your inbox
Click through to read the rest of this comic strip from Existential Comics.
Like the Cthulhu Chick Tract?
Despite this being a nerdloop thing to say, I think what makes it so funny is the idea of philosophers peddling their ideas door to door. There is something just as crazy about people of faith trying to convert other people by presenting them with some “helpful information.” But the philosopher has such a different project in mind, critiquing society’s modes of thought, that the absurdity is squared.
Whew! Glad I got that off my chest.
Well, that’s sarte of negative.
Yeah it kind of makes me long to be in my grave where did I hide my digger? https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/6bd1c965b995485aa51ea25de3b991291481bcd853a41f9789253c11016f50bd.jpg
Although the emphasis on the “existentia” over the “essentia” is nothing new, it does speak to the roots of a trend in modern cognitive behavioral psychology that teaches our moods depend on our attitudes, not our circumstances.
On this topic I’m always reminded of the last scene in “Life Is Beautiful:”