The Island of Nihilism–the Ultimate Paradise of the Fool!

Written By: John - Feb• 02•16

On Tuesday mornings I’ve been reading RC Sproul’s book The Consequences of Ideas with a group of men.  Today we read a chapter on the philosophical views of Friedrich Nietzsche.  At the end of the chapter Sproul wrapped Nietzsche’s views with these profound words,

Perhaps the answer lies in this: If at the earliest states of intellectual reflection a person denies the existence of God, then the more brilliant he is, the farther his though will move away from God.  Most secular philosophers end up somewhere between the two poles, living on borrowed capital from either theism or nihilism.  Without God, nihilism, and nonsensical as it is, makes more sense than a hybrid humanism or any other immediate position.

Although I do not embrace presuppositional apologetics, I do recognize that the existence of God is the supreme proto-supposition for all theoretical thought.  God’s existence is the chief element in constructing any worldview.  To deny this chief premise is to set one’s sails for the island of nihilism.  this is the darkest continent of the darkened mind–the ultimate paradise of the fool.”

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