The Existential Angst Of A Christian Anarchist

We are told that the continuance of the human race is of the utmost importance, most people just accept that as being true, but, for the life of me, I cannot see why it is of any worth whatsoever. Quite the opposite. Why bring anyone into the world when you know that they are going to inevitably die, and that's only if they live a charmed life? Most babies are born with a lifetime of pain, anguish and relentless struggle ahead of them. You wouldn't condemn your worst enemy to the futures we condemn our children to just by giving birth to them. It strikes me that the best we can do is to alleviate as much pain and create as much happiness for as many people as possible whilst we bring our race to a dignified end. Yet we cannot even find the will to do this for each other. It seems that the rich and powerful need to see the poor suffering in order to validate their obscene, money-bought happiness.

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The Existential Angst Of A Christian Anarchist — 5 Comments

  1. MP, ***go to the doctor***. I am unanimous about this. Adjust the chemistry, so you can see LIFE’S BEAUTY again. It’s still there.

  2. You misunderstand me. I am not denying that there is much beauty in life. I am suggesting that it might not be worth the pain.

  3. RE: “It seems that the rich and powerful need to see the poor suffering in order to validate their obscene, money-bought happiness.”

    Yes, this is true. Please, Jonathan, spare a tiny prayer for my lovely Joe. This week I have learned that the thing that is standing between him and full time, permanent employment at FDC (for whom I work, and for whom he once worked, and whose shows he now occasionally works on through the union) is basic cronyism. He is not one who is inclined to cozy up to people, kiss the correct asses, sleep with someone, buy people gifts or do people favors in order to get ahead. He’s too ethical and old-fashioned for that; he believes quality work and dedication are the things that should move one ahead. Not who your drinking buddies are.

    Please? For him?

  4. I think it is worth the pain MP. The mountain top means nothing without the valleys. And remember that God, in Christ, has shared our life, both the joy and the suffering.

    • That would work if it wasn’t for the fact that some people seem to get mostly mountain tops whilst others get mostly valleys.