|Atheistic existentialism||Theistic existentialism||Absurdism||Nihilism|
|1. There is such a thing as meaning or value||Yes||Yes||Yes||No|
|2. There is inherent meaning in the universe (either intrinsic or from God)||No||Maybe, but humans must have faith to believe there is||Maybe, but humans can never know it||No|
|3. Individuals can create meaning in life themselves||Yes, it is essential that they do||Yes, but that meaning must incorporate God||Yes, but it is not essential||No, because there is no such meaning to create|
|4. The pursuit of intrinsic or extrinsic meaning in the universe is possible||No, and the pursuit itself is meaningless||Yes, and the pursuit itself may have meaning||No, but the pursuit itself may have meaning||No, and the pursuit itself is meaningless|
|5. The pursuit of constructed meaning is possible||Yes, thus the goal of existentialism||Yes, thus the goal of existentialism||Maybe||No|
|6. There is a solution to the individual's desire to seek meaning||Yes, the creation of one's own meaning||Yes, the creation of one's own meaning before God||Yes, the acknowledgement and embracing of absurdity||No|
If anything, I probably fall closest to Atheistic Existentialism here but there should be a fifth row called "Stuarts current thoughts". 1. would be left blank, 2. No, 3. left blank, 4. No, 5. left blank, 6. No.
In recap, I have no idea if meaning exists. I'm not even sure what "meaning" means anymore. My persuit of anger and passion and truth, does that constitute as a "meaning of life" for me? What about other cases? is an asshole who decides his goal in life is to fuck as many girls as possible creating his own meaning? I'm convinced there is no intrinsic absolute purpos to exsistance, and thats all I know. And really, I do want to go around to everybody talking about signs and portents or patterns and religion and astrology and yell at them "IT DOESN'T MEAN ANYTHING AT ALL" and I want to go around to girls and people I hate or want to forget and shout "YOU DON'T MEAN ANYTHING AT ALL"
And also when it comes down to it I don't believe in anything. I don't believe in anything. and I don't believe it matters that much.
there is love in you