Bros who/what should I read if I don't believe God exists, but I also don't believe the world and life is just random stuff happening, I thi...

Bros who/what should I read if I don't believe God exists, but I also don't believe the world and life is just random stuff happening, I think there is a purpose and meaning to at least most of it.

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  1. 7 months ago
    Anonymous

    >inb4 I don't believe God exists
    point stands

    • 7 months ago
      Anonymous

      If you want to build OP's faith, why do you suggest the Roman Zohar rather than Scripture?
      >Romans 10:17 So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.

      • 7 months ago
        Anonymous

        >Aquinas
        >Roman Zohar

        Are you just being dismissively polemical or is that actually an apt comparison?

        If the latter, what would you recommend in terms of a thinker who understands Christianity?

      • 7 months ago
        Anonymous

        Protestant detected. Be on watch for any heresies.

        • 7 months ago
          Anonymous

          Like St. Paul apparently (Acts 24:14, KJB)

  2. 7 months ago
    Anonymous
  3. 7 months ago
    Anonymous

    Thomas Carlyle often talks about God, but it’s not even clear whether he was religious, strictly speaking, or whether God was a metaphor for the kind of deeper meaning you’re talking about, which Carlyle also refers to as truth or fact. But it’s a ‘living’, mystical fact, as opposed to empty mechanical processes of sceptical science - it’s the Norse world-tree instead of a clockwork universe. I’d recommend his On Heroes and Hero-Worship for more on this. Be warned that his style is not for everyone.

  4. 7 months ago
    Anonymous

    This path usually leads to God. Did for me anyway (and for CS Lewis too I think) , but took about 8 years of agnosticism until I became a Christian. Start with Buddhism and Taoism and go on from there to Christian mystics and then you might see the Bible in a new light and "get it". You might go an occult or perennialist route in your searching, but beware of them, none of them have the answer, and many of their teachings will endanger your soul.

    • 7 months ago
      Anonymous

      > You might go an occult or perennialist route in your searching, but beware of them, none of them have the answer,
      Except for Rene Guenon, he is the final red-pill

  5. 7 months ago
    Anonymous

    I don't know, whomever
    Why do you want to read stuff confirming your beliefs? Just read anyone half smart, challenge your views

    • 7 months ago
      Anonymous

      We've heard the same old christgay tirade a hundred times, been challenged enough, you have no idea how refreshing it is to hear from out elders who have thought about the reality of our world longer than us and can bring new answers instead of holding us back debating debunked bullshit again and again.

  6. 7 months ago
    Anonymous

    It’s been a while since I read it but I’m pretty sure this is the central thesis of Existentialism is a Humanism by Sartre

    • 7 months ago
      Anonymous

      >dude if you were locked in a room with 3 complete c**ts, otherwise known as the nicest french "people", it would actually suck
      No shit Sartre you fricking moron

      • 7 months ago
        Anonymous

        >even if god’s not real we should still be… heckin good to one another?
        Some of you could take on this message unironically

        • 7 months ago
          Anonymous

          I thought the message was that you should avoid all interactions with the french

  7. 7 months ago
    Anonymous

    Have you read the unholy texts?

    (The internet archive has got it openly available)

  8. 7 months ago
    Anonymous

    The world is in fact random stuff happening, and what you call meaning is really just expectation, which is the origin of suffering. If you want their to be a geniune substance in your life, go help and lift up others from their sorrow, so there can be more peace and solace in our world. That could as simple as not pushing your own sorrows onto others, and letting it cloud your thoughts.

    Humans are designed to worship things, and their worship of a God is how a human seeks to lose an attachment. Once they sucessfully lose the attachment, they don’t need their God anymore, but retain it just in case, for attachments that they might be forced to abandon later.

    I recommend studying the philosophy of Buddhism. Maybe read try reading the baghavad gita, or some zen koans.

    • 7 months ago
      Anonymous

      >Humans are designed to worship things
      Almost like they were made in the image of God

      • 7 months ago
        Anonymous

        what does god worship? himself?

        • 7 months ago
          Anonymous

          *hits joint*
          bro god like
          *inhales dank kush*
          he worships us bro and we worship him

  9. 7 months ago
    Anonymous

    You're not the first person to seek out the Original Shape. Begin with Patterns in Comparative Religion by Eliade, then The Forgotten Language by Fromm, then read The Hero With A Thousand Faces by Campbell, and then picrel is a good guide to getting into Jung.

    • 7 months ago
      Anonymous

      What books of Jung talk about the shadow and shit?

    • 7 months ago
      Anonymous

      I feel like I'm a brainlet with philosophy shit, the most high IQ philosophy thing I've read was Atlas Shrugged and it was some shit, there's like 40 pages where this guy lays out his entire worldview.
      But I digress, is there a babbies guide to getting into stuff like Jung?

      • 7 months ago
        Anonymous

        You're not a brainlet, anon. Philosophy is just something you gradually understand more and more over time with some effort and materials.

        If you want a shorter guide to Jung, I recommend The Portable Jung edited by Joseph Campbell.

  10. 7 months ago
    Anonymous

    Krasznahorkai Laszlo. Look up my several threads about him in the archive.

  11. 7 months ago
    Anonymous

    Unironically, read about Buddhism.

  12. 7 months ago
    Anonymous

    I love how i made this Pepe years ago and it has become canon

  13. 7 months ago
    Anonymous

    mind and cosmos by nagel

  14. 7 months ago
    Anonymous
  15. 7 months ago
    Anonymous

    Considering you’re just looking for confirmation of your own bias, nobody. Don’t bother.

  16. 7 months ago
    Anonymous

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Baruch_Spinoza

    can't believe no one posted this

  17. 7 months ago
    Anonymous
  18. 7 months ago
    Anonymous

    You should just read whatever, and rest easy knowing there was purpose and meaning to your reading it.

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