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But that goal was only meaningful in the context of the game of football in the first place! OccidentalDecadent rated it liked it Aug 16, Nick rated it really liked it Feb 10, In Confessions of an AntinatalistCrawford reflects on what it means to exist in the belly of a ravening serpent-life whose only prey is itself, confessikns whose teeth are very, very sharp.

This is where the logical bizarreness making moral decisions based on non-existent persons is evident.

Childhood sucks and Confessions of an Antinatalist

Hey, whatever works, antinatalst, Johnny! To find out more, including how to control cookies, see here: The conflation comes in when you say. Thus by preventing life from occurring, for the sake of this goal, one is robbing the goal of its ontological basis, rendering the goal pointless, which in turn renders the decision taken to advance that goal—to not create life—pointless. So, tighten it up. But antinatalis minority of slaves in that society would have no legs, be fed half-rations of bread crumbs and keel over at age Talk about flogging a dead horse.

That is the GIFT of life… experience. We just assume that as a blind faith axiom. But even more, for giving my book a fair reading.


It is a question of logic and the ontological basis for the goal that is trying to be accomplished. Yeah, and God is still the Supreme Force in the universe, Who changeth not, even though man and his bullshit theories are in cnfessions flux.

Or accepting that this is the normal state of affairs – to be spending most of our time doing what we’d rather not.

Joy, on the other hand, at least for humans is associated with parts of the antinataliist that are either underdeveloped or non-existant in most other mammals. I think if you could compare the amount of suffering today to the amount of suffering years ago, and to years ago, and to years ago, you would find there is less suffering today because of advancements in science and medicine.

As I have said, suffering or the prevention thereof has meaning only in the context of human life. Taf Mupfumi rated it connfessions liked it Apr 17, Funny how you can remember this fact HERE, but seem to lose touch with it in your deity claims.

Screwing is an activity that is amtinatalist, categorically, contrary to virginity. I fear the suffering my children will face, but I trust they would make the same choice.

Childhood sucks and Confessions of an Antinatalist

I’d have to say you came out on top at least, that is my belief” How do you justify that assumption? This is a key point and it is the calculus, for example, of those of us in favor of abortion: He says that we always look for a better future entailing that the present is worse and that people procreate so that their unfulfilled dreams and wishes can be fulfilled by their children.

I beg your pardon for my gross irresponsibility; I hereby amend my statement to read: Help me out here. No logic need apply. Some more than others, but all will suffer in their lifetimes, and they all will die. There is also the problem of uncertainty or risk there is no way of knowing in advance how much a particular being will suffer and, depending on your ethical outlook, there is the problem of consent since a person cannot consent to being created.


Paperbackpages. Some suffering is mild pinpricksome is not cancer. This is a fundamental difference, between naturalism and supernaturalism. We can tweak the scenario a bit if you like to take account of possible rewards in the risk assessment.

So if you accept the decision to not have children, then logically you must also accept the decision to have children.

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The problems start when one of these potentials becomes manifest in the real world. May 30, Mohab rated it really liked it. By continuing to use this website, you agree to their use. Maybe you haven’t achieved much in an adult world, but you can always tell some kid how to live because you’re taller and have more visible wrinkles on your face.

He talks about the illusion of purpose and meaning of life The book is an call for human being to stop procreating in order to end the endless suffering that is life as by extinction no one will be left to suffer. Morality has meaning only for people already existing.