Since we have so many passionate arbiters here at the Nation I thought it would be nice to be able to post what we each believe so that others would know where the philosophical basis of our arguments come from.
It is my hope that we can be respectful of other’s beliefs and opinions on this thread and recognize the individual’s rights to his or her belief and opinion. This is purely from a philosophical standpoint that I wish to engage this conversation. You do not need to back up your belief or opinion with fact, proof, attribution, or validation from another person–it is yours alone to give.
Please respect the conventions of open dialog.
I am an atheist. I believe there is no higher law than nature and man made laws must abide natural law. I believe in evolution--everything evolves. Nature is the law. I am an anarchist. I do not believe in government. I do not believe in borders. I do not believe in nationality. These are conventions of man and do not follow natural law. I believe all organisms rule themselves. I believe in one world economy. I believe all living organisms exist and share in the world economy for their own benefit. I am an existentialist. I do not believe in reason or rationality. I believe humans are emotional creatures and always act in accordance to how they "feel". I believe suffering to be caused by alienation of natural law. I am a relativist--everything is relative to everything else. I do not believe in independence--everything is dependent on everything else. I am a scientist. I believe in observation and that knowledge that does not come from observation is faith. I believe that as emotional and hence irrational creatures, humans can be tricked by what they observe. I believe in absolute uncertainty. I am an epistemological nihilist. I believe the closest humans can come to "truth" is thru generalization. I believe science seeks to generalize nature and thus must limit what humans can know about their own and universal existence. I believe words are incomplete in their meaning and as conventions of man must limit human communication and by extension how knowledge or information is perceived thru communication. I believe these to be immutable laws of nature.