A Conversation With The Nihilist Ghost Of Christmas Past

These are the kinds of conversations that put the Merry in Christmas.

Seriously, I’m sitting here cracking up.


Stell Michelsen offers,

What is the meaning of life?  THERE ISN’T ANY.
Bret L. McAtee responds,

Stell ….

If you tell me that there isn’t any meaning to life then you’ve told me that for you the meaning of life is that there isn’t any meaning.

Nihilism is not possible.

 Merry Christmas
Stell Michelsen offers,

Oh, Nihilism certainly is possible, and one can be joyfully a Nihilist. But I do not care for debate, so we must simply disagree just now.

Bret L. McAtee responds,


Excuse me for laughing but you are saying you find meaning in the philosophy of nihilism which teaches that there is no meaning. LOL

Stell offers,

Joy is not equal to meaning or purpose.

Bret responds,

Stella, you mention joy but if I apply your same logic, I can say:

“What is the meaning of joy? There isn’t any. You can just laugh when there is no reason why you are laughing, which means you are insane.

But if joy has meaning, then that means that joy, being part of living life, gives life meaning.

Stella, you are involved here in some serious contradiction.

Still, have a Merry Christmas … if you can.

Author: jetbrane

I am a Pastor of a small Church in Mid-Michigan who delights in my family, my congregation and my calling. I am postmillennial in my eschatology. Paedo-Calvinist Covenantal in my Christianity Reformed in my Soteriology Presuppositional in my apologetics Familialist in my family theology Agrarian in my regional community social order belief Christianity creates culture and so Christendom in my national social order belief Mythic-Poetic / Grammatical Historical in my Hermeneutic Pre-modern, Medieval, & Feudal before Enlightenment, modernity, & postmodern Reconstructionist / Theonomic in my Worldview One part paleo-conservative / one part micro Libertarian in my politics Systematic and Biblical theology need one another but Systematics has pride of place Some of my favorite authors, Augustine, Turretin, Calvin, Tolkien, Chesterton, Nock, Tozer, Dabney, Bavinck, Wodehouse, Rushdoony, Bahnsen, Schaeffer, C. Van Til, H. Van Til, G. H. Clark, C. Dawson, H. Berman, R. Nash, C. G. Singer, R. Kipling, G. North, J. Edwards, S. Foote, F. Hayek, O. Guiness, J. Witte, M. Rothbard, Clyde Wilson, Mencken, Lasch, Postman, Gatto, T. Boston, Thomas Brooks, Terry Brooks, C. Hodge, J. Calhoun, Llyod-Jones, T. Sowell, A. McClaren, M. Muggeridge, C. F. H. Henry, F. Swarz, M. Henry, G. Marten, P. Schaff, T. S. Elliott, K. Van Hoozer, K. Gentry, etc. My passion is to write in such a way that the Lord Christ might be pleased. It is my hope that people will be challenged to reconsider what are considered the givens of the current culture. Your biggest help to me dear reader will be to often remind me that God is Sovereign and that all that is, is because it pleases him.

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