Hedonistic Nihilism as defined in Notes from the Tilt-a-Whirl:
Hedonism – the belief that the pursuit of pleasure and the avoidance of pain is the only intrinsic good. A hedonist always tries to maximize pleasure and minimize pain.
Nihilism – the belief that there is no objective, absolute basis for moral and religious princi- ples. Hedonistic Nihilism means “No God, No standards, do whatever you want, whenever you want.” It’s basically the philosophy of every celebrity that you know.
N.D. Wilson says this about hedonistic nihilism: “Don’t tell me to question authority and then get mad when I question your authority.”
Basically, hedonistic nihilism can’t exist because the moment you claim that it exists, you are doing the very thing hedonistic nihilism says you shouldn’t do: forming an absolute principle.
I’ll post more on Notes from the Tilt-a-Whirl as I continue to watch the DVD.
Interested? Watch the DVD trailer below.
An Idea Film. A Bookumentary.
A cinematic treatment of a worldview. A poet live in concert. A motion picture sermon. VH1 Storytellers meets Planet Earth. 60 Minutes meets Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God. In this unusual but fascinating film sequence, best-selling author N.D. Wilson gives an emotional and intellectual tour of life in this world and the final chapter that is death. Everything before and after and in between is a series of miracles–some of which are encouraging, others disturbing and uncomfortable.
Produced by Gorilla Poet Productions and Beloved Independent