October 14th, 2003



A common (but misleading) description of nihilism is the 'belief in nothing'. Instead, a far more useful one would substitute 'faith' for 'belief' where faith is defined as the "firm belief in something for which there is no proof." A universal definition of nihilism could then well be the rejection of that which requires faith for salvation or actualization and would span to include anything from theology to secular ideology. Within nihilism faith and similar values are discarded because they've no absolute, objective substance, they are invalid serving only as yet another exploitable lie never producing any strategically beneficial outcome. Faith is an imperative hazard to group and individual because it compels suspension of reason, critical analysis and common sense. Nietzsche once said that faith means not wanting to know. Faith is "don't let those pesky facts get in the way of our political plan or our mystically ordained path to heaven"; faith is "do what I tell you because I said so". All things that can't be disproved need faith, utopia needs faith, idealism needs faith, spiritual salvation needs faith. F**k faith....

read more -> http://www.counterorder.com/nihilism.html
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FAQ @ rotten dot com


Q. Me and several people viewed your site and saw some disgusting photos. Being a Catholic I am totally disgusted and appalled, at a photo you have on your site showing a drawing of a young boy giving a blowjob to Jesus Christ. You people at rotten.com are truly sick jackasses that should have thier heads examined. You can say what you want about me after seeing this message, you see I dont care. But there are alot of decent folks who think that your crap is not humorus at all.

A. That drawing is from a religious text. YOUR filthy mind turned it into what you saw, not ours.

click to view picture -> http://poetry.rotten.com/jesus-with-boy/
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by Edgar Allan Poe

Gaily bedight,A gallant knight,In sunshine and in shadow,Had journeyed long,Singing a song,In search of Eldorado.

But he grew old-This knight so bold-And o'er his heart a shadow Fell as he found No spot of ground That looked like Eldorado.

And, as his strength Failed him at length,He met a pilgrim shadow-"Shadow," said he,"Where can it be-
This land of Eldorado?"

"Over the Mountains Of the Moon, Down the Valley of the Shadow, Ride, boldly ride,"The shade replied-
"If you seek for Eldorado!"
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