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  1. 1 month ago
    Anonymous
    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Reminder that anti-natalists are likely to be mentally ill and have a personality disorder.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        This doesn't mean that anti-natalist arguments can be dismissed solely due to this fact; it does however add context to why autists make these threads and are completely unable to understand why they are wrong. It also has direct implications regarding Benatar's quality of life argument (i.e. anti-natalists are stuck in a rigid ideological system as a cope for to sustain their defective worldview)

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          Anti-natalists are at a complete poverty when it comes to weighing quality of life. Their defective nature simply precludes them from accepting any rationalization outside of their own self-indoctrination. They don't necessarily mean to be disingenuous because such is simply written into their nature.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            https://i.imgur.com/CFmhdjk.jpg

            Benatar is a mentally unstable weasel. No wonder he mostly avoids interviews:
            >they go for a walk in the park
            >interviewer forwards the idea that life can be improved
            >Benatar raises his voice and starts sperging that life never improves (objectively false by the way)
            >Benatar literally starts crying and basically says "life is unacceptable"
            >interviewer is taken aback by his outburst and at a loss for words (Benatar is inconsolable)
            Benatar is pretty unstable. On top of that he admits that his ideas are damaging while using the excuse that his work is academic and only meant for those that seek it out (note that these people are likely to have personality disorders and mental illness). Benatar objectively creates suffering and given that he's under the delusion that his work is toward the opposite: he's delusional and irrational.

            Refuted by depressive realism.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          Most of it has to do with many of us cant have kids of our own due to the fact social skills are king in a high feminized society. If getting a woman pregnant was as easy as putting a coin into a vending machine most of us (I am however not, an antinatalist) wouldn't make these arguments in the first place.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            >Benatar is right because i’m socially moronic

            [...]
            >those high dark triad traits or depression are less well-equipped to judge the truth of arguments about anti-natalism
            That's specifically addressed in the excerpt.

            >implying anti-natalism isn’t an ideology based on validating depressed angsty teens or people on the same developmental level
            All of you are spergs getting your egos stroked because this man said “life is shit because i am unable to keep up with society without doing anything about it”
            Noone owes you shit, noones gonna give you shit for free, happiness doesnt just suddenly happen. Work on things, get hobbies, see products of your work. See progress. Get interested in shit other than just yourselves. It works, you’re just too scared to try it.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            >See progress
            Most antinatalists are antinatalists specifically because they are not seeing progress in their lives nor in society.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            Nah. They say it's vain because everyone will die anyway. And the sacrifice is for a sacrifice or in other words trillions are tortured so that other trillions can be tortured and so on until everyone dies.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            I'm not seeing progress in my life. I have a job but it doesn't pay enough to buy myself a home, I'm middle aged and still renting. I apply but nobody responds. After bills and rent and groceries I don't have enough money left to feel comfortable. I don't want to have children while I'm poor.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          Anti-natalism as an idea is worth engaging with. To intellectually triumph over anti-natalism is a mark of maturity.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          You're just ad homing. if the antinatalists were the majority of humans, and this study truly represented their average psychology, then they'd be making the same studies about the cheery minority and their "broken" rose tinted world view.
          of course it doesn't mean that either party is wrong. of course life can be good, but clearly it's bad if not awful for many others too. ultimately the good in life, even if it was more abundant than the bad, would not justify the bad.

          if the cost of 5 million happy people was one burn victim (as a side effect) then that's one burn victim too many.
          anyone that says otherwise is evil and should suck a big fat wiener to compensate for their evil.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            >doesn't read the blurb anon attached which explains why it's not an adhom
            >just cries about being alive while voicing resentment towards those that aren't mentally deficient sad sacks like himself
            Lol

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            >it's not an ad hom
            >we're not saying this is why you're wrong
            > but we're still going to bring it up as if it sounds like an argument
            yea frick outta here kiddo

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            >anti-natalism requires a (subjective) quality of life argument that affirms the negative
            >it turns out people who affirm this have a preponderance toward mental illness and personality disorder
            >also, surrounding literature indicates they're less equipped to weigh the arguments being presented
            It's not an adhom. This is an adhom: you're a whiny homosexual that also happens to be a moron. It's also a fact.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            here is a fact, billions and trillions are suffering, their suffering is real. but you ignore all of that.
            instead you get pissed at people that point out that maybe we should do something about the negatives in life. all you have is insults, you cowardly weasel.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            >but you ignore all of that.
            No I don't. What I do is make fun of morons fetishizing the suffering of others into a nonsensical ideology as a means to cope with how pathetic and small they are.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            great, keep toying with that stereotype in your head. how dare people not have kids in this ginger garden world.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            >stereotype in your head
            >how dare people not have kids in this ginger garden world
            Imagine lacking the awareness required not to write those two things back to back. Lol, no you.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            im sorry, I didn't know that we did in fact live in gingerbread land. those Chinese rape victims though? nah, must be my distorted view.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            gotta say though. they do sound a bit too whiny.
            good read overall.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            how very empathic of you, mr "mentally healthy and stable person". I would never call you a sad sack anything but you have no problem looking down on anyone it seems.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            >NO YOU
            Lol, anti-natalists are pathetic morons. If they'd been given tough love as a kid maybe they'd be less narcissistic and wouldn't feel the need to impotently try to convince their betters reality conforms to their worldview which is informed by their proclivity towards mental illness and personality disorder.

            You guys are mindless ideologues and there's really no point arguing with you. All I can do is point out how simpering and pathetic you are to others while enticing you to betray the fact you're not motivated by empathy but by a sick fascination with misery. Be less pathetic, please.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            what a projecting moron, "tough love" is what gives people personality disorder. I bet you're very low on the empathy spectrum yourself.
            most normal healthy people just argue that not all life is bad, I don't disagree on that point, as there is mutual respect in the exchange. but you clearly love to project.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            >NO YOU (again)
            It's been shown over and over in previous threads that anti-natalist logic comports with morally horrendous outcomes. It's been established that anti-natalists have a preponderance toward mental illness and personality disorder which inform their subjective arguments regarding quality of life. There's an interview with Benatar ITT that shows he's unstable and that he handwaves the fact the ideology he spreads has had a negative impact on the mental health of those that read his work.

            You homosexuals don't have a leg to stand on. All you can do is focus on misery and suffering and try to compel others to do the same. It's pathetic. Do better.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            I don't know, it seems very based on Benatar's part. Show empathy for others, share their pain.
            The only israelite with empathy.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            yes we're pathetic because we suggest a potential fix for the problems in life. no one is saying that we must force people to not have kids. but it is a potential solution, and there is nothing wrong with that approach. but it's just one approach.
            for some reason you foam at the mouth mr mentally stable at the idea of some people not having kids.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            >we're pathetic because we suggest a potential fix for the problems in life
            You don't though. You try to convince others that life isn't worth living in an attempt to spread your misery to others.
            >it's just one approach
            Pick a less pathetic ideology to subscribe to next time.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            >You don't though. You try to convince others that life isn't worth living
            No. but you're not arguing in good faith so why do I even bother.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            >he handwaves the fact the ideology he spreads has had a negative impact on the mental health of those that read his work.
            Not really. In the preface to Human Predicament he says that his conclusions may hurt the feelings of those who read it, which is not an impediment to publishing it because in the end he affirms, in accordance with his well-known conclusions, that his book will do much more good than harm.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          >This doesn't mean that anti-natalist arguments can be dismissed solely due to this fact
          lol. they can't be dismissed at all due to just this. normalgay moron.
          psychiatry as a field is mostly subjective biased bullshit anyways. it's mainly a political tool to used to gaslight and label your political enemies as mentally unwell, and right now it's the left whose in charge. unfortunately what ever good that could've come out of it to actually help people was poisoned long ago. but that's a whole other topic, enough about secular priests.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Lmao that's sad
        You'd think a Machiavellian wouldn't loathe his own life so much that he'd project that onto the rest of humanity

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          Benatar is a mentally unstable weasel. No wonder he mostly avoids interviews:
          >they go for a walk in the park
          >interviewer forwards the idea that life can be improved
          >Benatar raises his voice and starts sperging that life never improves (objectively false by the way)
          >Benatar literally starts crying and basically says "life is unacceptable"
          >interviewer is taken aback by his outburst and at a loss for words (Benatar is inconsolable)
          Benatar is pretty unstable. On top of that he admits that his ideas are damaging while using the excuse that his work is academic and only meant for those that seek it out (note that these people are likely to have personality disorders and mental illness). Benatar objectively creates suffering and given that he's under the delusion that his work is toward the opposite: he's delusional and irrational.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            Copy-pasted post

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            >incel, er sorry, "anti-natalist" in a spam thread crying that posts are recycled
            Kek

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            Wow he's literally me

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        https://i.imgur.com/Je0LXj6.jpg

        This doesn't mean that anti-natalist arguments can be dismissed solely due to this fact; it does however add context to why autists make these threads and are completely unable to understand why they are wrong. It also has direct implications regarding Benatar's quality of life argument (i.e. anti-natalists are stuck in a rigid ideological system as a cope for to sustain their defective worldview)

        Refuted by depressive realism

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          [...]
          Refuted by depressive realism.

          >those high dark triad traits or depression are less well-equipped to judge the truth of arguments about anti-natalism
          That's specifically addressed in the excerpt.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            >Benatar, in line with the depressive realism hypothesis, claims that some cases of depression may help to remove a person’s rose-tinted glasses – the optimism bias hardwired in all of us – that makes life seem better than it actually is. Cognitive biases are complex. It is hard to know when either a positivity or negativity bias is at play in our judgements. However, as Benatar points out in an essay for Aeon, “empirical evidence of various cognitive biases, most importantly an optimism bias, suggests that overestimation [of the good] is the more common error.”
            >https://www.samwoolfe.com/2020/06/antinatalism-and-depression.html

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            >Depressive realism is a hypothesis developed by the psychologists Lauren Alloy and Lyn Yvonne Abramson in 1988; it essentially states that depression may afford an individual a more accurate view of the world than the non-depressed.
            >Or in the words of comedian Drew Michael: “Depression is a medical condition where you see things for what they are.”

            Again, this is specifically addressed in the paper. The authors state that their research wasn't guided by answering such a question (i.e. is the average adherent of anti-natalism better or less well equipped, due to their mental illness, to weigh anti-natalist beliefs) BUT given the literature surrounding the subject matter they conclude they are not. Also, Bentar is an obvious sperg whose work causes harm:

            https://i.imgur.com/CFmhdjk.jpg

            Benatar is a mentally unstable weasel. No wonder he mostly avoids interviews:
            >they go for a walk in the park
            >interviewer forwards the idea that life can be improved
            >Benatar raises his voice and starts sperging that life never improves (objectively false by the way)
            >Benatar literally starts crying and basically says "life is unacceptable"
            >interviewer is taken aback by his outburst and at a loss for words (Benatar is inconsolable)
            Benatar is pretty unstable. On top of that he admits that his ideas are damaging while using the excuse that his work is academic and only meant for those that seek it out (note that these people are likely to have personality disorders and mental illness). Benatar objectively creates suffering and given that he's under the delusion that his work is toward the opposite: he's delusional and irrational.

            .

            These are facts, anon. Find a better way of coping than pretending all of reality conforms to your own defects. You'll be healthier.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            Meh, but what about Benatar's homosexual pernicious arguments? He has too much evidence to support him anti-natalism there.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            Benatar is unable to prove such and retreats to saying it's "vaguely true" when pressed. He also tries to pretend the asymmetry argument isn't central to his argument whenever people question its validity (and Benatards will parrot this assertion instead of responding to arguments that situate it as such).

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            >asymmetry argument
            Quality of life argument*

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            Benatar is unable to prove such and retreats to saying it's "vaguely true" when pressed. He also tries to pretend the asymmetry argument isn't central to his argument whenever people question its validity (and Benatards will parrot this assertion instead of responding to arguments that situate it as such).

            Honestly, it doesn't matter if he's wrong about that. His homosexual perniciosus arguments support his philosophy too well to refute it.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            >Honestly, it doesn't matter if he's wrong about that.
            It does because the asymmetry argument is a tautology that can be interpreted differently and/or rejected. The quality of life argument attempts to give gravity to it but is ultimately subjective. And again, Benatard admits he can't prove it concretely and retreats to the idea that it's "vaguely true" (which isn't good enough).

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            Intersubjectively talking he's right. Morally talking the homosexual pernicious must die.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            >Bentar is an obvious sperg whose work causes harm
            if you admit that Benatar causes harm by merely just mentioning the negatives in life but then you moralgay about it, then you're just being a straight up moron. you're saying, essentially that we shouldn't try to solve those problems (or even acknowledge their severity). similar argument that priests used to make about people needing God to be good. shoving our head in the sand.
            I don't think that's a good method as it didn't workout for Christian medieval europe very well.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          [...]
          Refuted by depressive realism.

          >mental illness is my superpower
          Lol

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            >Depressive realism is a hypothesis developed by the psychologists Lauren Alloy and Lyn Yvonne Abramson in 1988; it essentially states that depression may afford an individual a more accurate view of the world than the non-depressed.
            >Or in the words of comedian Drew Michael: “Depression is a medical condition where you see things for what they are.”

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        >anti-natalists also get the most pussy
        how do we keep winning bros?

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          >but you're neurodivergent!
          >I can't take you seriously you must be a complete normalgay like me that doesn't question reality not one bit!
          >also, you're Chad!
          >that's right, you have a Chad personality

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Appeal to authority.
        >but the paper doesn't say that they're wron...
        what's the point of bringing it up then? how does it add to the discussion? if I point out your limp dick does that mean that you're wrong about something? I mean, I suppose it doesn't mean that you're wrong, but I just wanted everyone to know that research revealed that you have a limp penis. just saying. not ad homing or anything but just saying that it might have something to do with your autism.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      is this actually the argument he makes in the book? because if so that's quite 'tarded

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      https://i.imgur.com/oYrzd0O.jpg

      Reminder that anti-natalists are likely to be mentally ill and have a personality disorder.

      https://i.imgur.com/Je0LXj6.jpg

      This doesn't mean that anti-natalist arguments can be dismissed solely due to this fact; it does however add context to why autists make these threads and are completely unable to understand why they are wrong. It also has direct implications regarding Benatar's quality of life argument (i.e. anti-natalists are stuck in a rigid ideological system as a cope for to sustain their defective worldview)

      Lmao that's sad
      You'd think a Machiavellian wouldn't loathe his own life so much that he'd project that onto the rest of humanity

      same gay

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        I am the last anon

  2. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I am anti-natalism but that doesn't mean I'm an anti-natalist
    I don't think you can make the jump from natalism is wrong to birth is bad

  3. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Does this apply to israelites as well or only to the goyim?

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Take a wild guess.

  4. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Works on my machine 😉

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      What hardware are you running?

  5. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >Year after year after year after year.
    You need to have a nice day, OP. Do it now. Don't delay another day. It's only going to get worse, right?

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      No, things cannot get worse because they always were and always will be beyond worse.

  6. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I'm am antinatalist but I personally think Benatars book is pretty bad. Firstly the axiological asymmetry argument doesn't make sense. He compares the absences of goods and bads under different conditions (one person affecting and one 'objective') which produces the asymmetry in the first place (Julio Cabera wrote an excellent essay making the same point)., which means we are left with the quality of life argument - which is of course essentially just an opinion. It's subjective. "I think life is bad." Now I happen to agree with his take but it won't persuade the life lovers, but regardless people from the Buddha to Schopenhauer have made the same argument, using far better means and better speech to do so. And his attempt to "science the shit out of" antinatalism by bringing up depressive realism and Pollyannaism is just cringe. This isn't really a "scientific" philosophy - it's fundamentally about opinions, viewpoints, it's a subjective evaluation about the worth of life.

    I'm not sure it's even something (antinaralism) that you could *argue* someone into. I see it as something borne out of my disposition a product of my own (lack of) enjoyment of life.

    And in terms if getting others to change the behaviour of procreating - a nerdy book isn't going to do it! People respond to incentives. Give them tax relief for not having kids, make it some way materially benefit people to remain childfree and only then you will impact birth rates. And if you look at shithole countries what is the number 1 predictor of lowering birth rates? Female access to education/financial independence. When a woman is tied to a man for her money and security, she is trapped in a position where he can frick her with impunity. Producing these horrific explosions in population such as in India and Nigeria and Congo etc. But in developed countries where women can make their kwn money and get educated such as Nordic countries, South Korea etc? They choose to have far fewer children, or none at all.

    Now personally I think its a bad thing to be born but I have no real argument against someone who says "I'm glad I was born, I enjoy life". That is their subjective evaluation of their own life and I am not so arrogant as to say that my own (opposite) subjective judgment trumps there's, or somehow makes theirs wrong, or is more "true" or whatever. I could make an argument about risk, unnecessary risk, the potential harm one puts their child in by having them, etc. But personally I don't really think it's a knock down argument. I don't have one. Antinaralism is just something I feel very strongly about. I won't procreate. I wish I were never born. For the sake of those who will be born and who will suffer, I wish others wouldn't procreate either. It won't happen though. The behaviour of other people is almost entirely out of my control.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      You have depression and should probably find social outlets that benefit your physical health.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        I mean, I care about the physical pain of sentient beings. Because I have experienced it, people and animals close to me have experienced it. And it's very fricked up. Every day there is unimaginable agony among these beings and for what? And then inevitably die. All those “sacrifices” will be in vain in the end anyway. Being sad and angry (even though my life is fine) for them seems completely reasonable to me. Tell me why i'm wrong.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          Why don't you have a nice day? Is it because life is worth living?

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            >Every day there is unimaginable agony among these beings and for what?
            You're being a pussy. Don't wallow in your depression. Seek out a social activity that involves physical fitness.

            Tell why i'm wrong, cuck

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            Because you sound like a sad sack homosexual who retreats to narcissism in order to cope with his depression. You pretend that it's empathy but the reality is you're wallowing in a warped worldview that you think justifies you're resentment. It's pathetic.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            Nah

            There is unimaginable joy around as well, you just choose not to see it

            Happiness doesn't matter. Because for you to stay happy, many must be tortured.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            Yep. There's a reason several of the steps, like 3 out of 10, in the WikiHow for anti-natalism are devoted to instructing you gays not to be annoying.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            There is unimaginable joy around as well, you just choose not to see it

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            My life is great and I don't want to commit suicide. Life in general is not only not worth living, it is unacceptable.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            So your life is great? Worth living? What makes your life so much different from 'life in general'?

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            The chickens, cows, etc. that keep me alive did not have a good time. Physical pain is bad, every second a being is torn apart in raw/pure agony. That my life is good is an individual good and does not matter on a moral scale, stupid ape.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            Well you have you asked those cows? No? then shut up

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            I work in a slaughterhouse, you stupid ape. Even pregnant cows are killed. They feel a lot of pain (for several seconds) in the slaughter process.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            You don't even know what the frick you are talking about

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            Elaborate or kys

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            stfu homosexual

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            They answer that by regurgitating Benatard's analogy of sitting through a bad theatre performance. It's a stupid comparison for multiple reasons: it's trivial compared to living a life, it's trivial compared to the supposed suffering they pretend concerns them, lots of people would just walk out (sunk cost fallacy), it betrays the negative ideation that contaminates every last part of their worldview (i.e. find something to enjoy in it and let that be your focus), etc.

            The bottomline is that there's no reasoning with anti-natalists because they're not reasonable people. They're ideologically possessed midwits with psychological disorders.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            You sound quite mad, like profoundly mad at thid particular portion of people who in your view are nothing but ridiculous zealots, why is that?

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            >projection
            I'm not your parents reflecting on how much of a failure their kid became, anon.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            >(i.e. find something to enjoy in it and let that be your focus), etc.
            Antinatalism is a ethics philosophy which concludes that the right thing to do is not to procreate and ultimately exterminate all sentient life. Going to be part of the enjoyment of life as you mention is simply a desire that does not belong to any philosophy and is irrelevant morally speaking. Kys

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            You're a crying homosexual who should shut up and have a nice day.

            >projection
            I'm not your parents reflecting on how much of a failure their kid became, anon.

            mad normie

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            NTA but Because it would bring greater pain to people that do care about me. When they die I’ll probably check out.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          >Every day there is unimaginable agony among these beings and for what?
          You're being a pussy. Don't wallow in your depression. Seek out a social activity that involves physical fitness.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            >Caring about others is depression
            Holy kek

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            Anti-natalists don't care about others. They're mentally ill midwits with personality disorders.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        You're a normie and you should post on reddit

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          You're a crying homosexual who should shut up and have a nice day.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Benatar never suport depressive realism though. Pollyannais yes.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      the fact that wealthy countries with women's rights have less children says a lot more about the nature of women than it does about the nature of life.

  7. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Death cult. OP is a cultist.

  8. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >the israelite is right you know

  9. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    how about this for a matrix
    >life is not worth living
    >therefore I should kill myself
    vs
    >life is worth living
    >therefore I should share the gift of life

  10. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I'm a naturally loving and caring person, and there's nothing I would want more than to be a parent, but I can't justify the act. And for me, it's about admitting to my own ignorance. I have no way to really determine whether life is a good or bad or neutral thing overall, so it seems insane to me to think that I have the right to just take a chance on that cosmic existential uncertainty completely on behalf of another person. It seems that to be a parent you need to either be unthinking or lack all humility, maybe both.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Interesting. I know that my children will dominate life and advance the species so I feel that it would be an injustice to the world if I didn’t have children.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      The act of bringing someone to the world is ultimately a selfish thing.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        No, you're just a depressive autist who confuses the fact it takes people to make a baby with the idea it's selfish.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        >sacrifice 18 years of your own life for someone else
        >selfish
        lol

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          >Taking care of a child for 18 years that you created yourself is not selfish

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            Correct.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            Yes?

            >lacking consideration for others; concerned chiefly with one's own personal profit or pleasure.
            Procreation is in order to serve their own procreative and related interests.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            >lacking consideration for others
            but you're considerate for another human, for 18 years. how are you this autistic

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            You created him. Your care was unnecessary in first place.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            >Your care was unnecessary in first place.
            Yes it was? Do you guys just think in circular logic?

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            >you're just a depressive autist who confuses the fact it takes people to make a baby with the idea it's selfish (

            No, you're just a depressive autist who confuses the fact it takes people to make a baby with the idea it's selfish.

            )
            Called it.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            Yes?

            Not him, but it is selfish. However, I'm just going to outright assume you consider selfishness as inherently-negative which is your issue.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            >but it is selfish
            Nuh uh

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            Randtard detected.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            Yes?

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          Women don't even love their kids. Kids are just a tool for them in order to smother them, play the helicopter mom, and delude themselves they are not loathsome. Women can replace biological or non-biological fathers in an heartbeat.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            >I've never been loved by a woman so I cope by trying to convince others it doesn't exist
            Sad.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            not really and I'd even suggest women only exist so the species doesn't croak.

  11. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Hey, feel free not to reproduce. Sounds great for us all.

  12. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >stop having children goy

  13. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >walking home
    >think of the earth
    >the universe
    >feeling of awe overwhelms me
    >appreciate existence
    >tfw being
    benatard btfo

  14. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Anti-natalism isn't complicated. There are basically two core arguments you have to contend with: the asymmetry argument and the quality of life argument. The asymmetry argument is flawed methodologically (it can't be proven; even Benatar admits it's only "vaguely true") and the quality of life argument is subjective (and when you take into account the proclivity anti-natalists have toward mental illness and personality disorder the fact their conclusions are rooted in a negativity bias becomes obvious).

    The real problem is that anti-natalism is so simplistic at its core that it's easy to become ideologically possessed by it. One can give well-thought out reasons to reject the asymmetry argument and anti-natalists will just retreat to asserting its basic form which is tautological. You can explain the subjectivity of the quality of life argument but anti-natalists with just do one of two things: they'll insist that it's objective without responding to detailed arguments as to why it's subjective and/or minimize its importance in regard to their position as a whole (note that for the latter you can also make a good faith argument as to why it's central to accepting their conclusion and they will just insist it is not without directly addressing what you say).

    That's the problem with these threads. When you have a discussion with an anti-natalist you're speaking to someone who has self-indoctrinated into an ideology they believe cannot be disproven. They can't understand when their core principle is being criticized so they will deflect by asserting a tautology while attempting to monopolize how outcomes related to it must be interpreted. Even after you point out this behaviour to them they won't address it because ideologues are incapable of arguing in good faith. They get BTFO every single time they make one of these stupid threads but will always come back again and fall into the same insufferable pattern.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Wrote so much to say nothing
      All your retorts are implications that are just as subjective as those assertions by anti-natalists you refer to,
      Speak clearly, moron
      If you want to appeal to formal logic, then show your truth tables, or explain your arguments as an intuitive thread of thought

      I'm really just writing this to call you a moron for writing like an academic fart — saying nothing

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        >not a single argument
        >no you
        >spergs it's not his fault he's filtered
        I'd say "touch grass" but nature makes anti-natalists meltdown.

  15. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    No, he isn't.

  16. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >depressed irl chuddy wishes he were never born
    Then have a nice day, results in the same outcome. If you really believe God doesn't exist, which is the foundation of the belief that it is better to have never been, life after death will be nothingness. So what are you waiting for? Do it. Board quality will increase drastically.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      I believe in God, and I think it's a sin to selfishly bring souls into a world filled with so many horrific things. You ever heard about the case of the autistic boy around 10 years old who was tortured for weeks by his siblings because they believed he was a witch? He was only a child, and yet he was begging for death by the end. The potential for agony is sky-high, while all our greatest joys are always mixed with bittersweet melancholy.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Stop being such a homosexual and man the frick up. Jesus Christ anti-natalists are pathetic.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          >man the frick up
          Is this what you would say to that little boy? I do man up (in other words, cope), but I wouldn't have to if I was never born. And I don't see any excuse to impose this need to cope with the horrific nature of our reality on yet another entirely new person. Every one of them figuring it all out all over again from the start, billions of times. So tiresome. And for what?

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            >Is this what you would say to that little boy? I do man up (in other words, cope), but I wouldn't have to if I was never born. And I don't see any excuse to impose this need to cope with the horrific nature of our reality on yet another entirely new person. Every one of them figuring it all out all over again from the start, billions of times. So tiresome. And for what?

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            >just look at the heckin nature

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            >but what about my superficial urbanite perception of le beauty of nature!?
            In every one of those picturesque vistas, thousands of God's creatures are busy eating each other alive.

            >meltdown seeing pictures of nature
            LOL!

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            >but what about my superficial urbanite perception of le beauty of nature!?
            In every one of those picturesque vistas, thousands of God's creatures are busy eating each other alive.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            >In every one of those picturesque vistas, thousands of God's creatures are busy eating each other alive.
            I never understood why you people are comparing suffering of a big animal to suffering of insects that are naturally meant to live one week at most and lay 1,000 eggs, you could split them in half and they still act like nothing happened and the 2 parts of the insect will run in different directions. they don't have the nervous system to suffer, they don't need it

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >Year after year after year after year.
      You need to have a nice day, OP. Do it now. Don't delay another day. It's only going to get worse, right?

      how about this for a matrix
      >life is not worth living
      >therefore I should kill myself
      vs
      >life is worth living
      >therefore I should share the gift of life

      Why don't you have a nice day? Is it because life is worth living?

      Pic related was an antinatalist and actually killed himself.

      https://vitrifyher.wordpress.com/2019/12/19/antinatalism-in-purgatory/

      >I’m an antinatalist. I think it’s unforgivable to bring new people into this world given that there is suffering. The thing is that lately I’ve been thinking and feeling that people aren’t real. This would partially solve the problem of evil. There is just my suffering and everyone else is a simulation designed to spite me. This should cause me to not feel so antinatalist since the breeders are disgusting alien mockeries of a true human being, namely myself. Yet somehow I still feel very antinatalist. When I see children with their parents I am disgusted at the entire concept. They are probably just facets of the simulation and not souls brimming with the inner light of awareness like myself. And yet they still move me enough to cause disgust. I suppose that was the intention of the designer(s), to create something that appeared so real that it was actually disturbing. Dr. Miller says I have some sort of syndrome after finding out about my solipsism. I think he’s an imbecile who deserves to be burned on a stake. But out of my bodhisattva-like compassion I would instead grant him a consciousness and send him to heaven forever.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        This guy looks like me. But I'm not gay, I don't have suicidal desires. And the girl I liked didn't drive me crazy.

  17. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    just kys and pain will end and you won't have to be mad about existing anymore

  18. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    > life bad because pain bad
    What if I like pain?

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      The exception does not make the rule.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        You are less enlightened that a pack of worms.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          Why i'm wrong. Intersubjectively speaking, physical pain is bad, something undesirable. Just because you're a masochistic b***h or you enjoy/don't care about other people's pain doesn't mean it's not a bad thing.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            Pain is a biological function to tell you something is endangering your well-being. It's supposed to activate yourself to do something against the suffering. And because we have pain centers in our bodies that we literally need in order to survive, existing itself is not desirable? You must elaborate on this or your whole theory is nonsensical.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            >Thing is'nt bad because is... LE NATURAL/MECHANISM OF SURVIVING
            Kys

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            So existence is bad because pain. But existence also has pleasure, what makes you think the pain outweighs the pleasure? If pleasure is 1 and pain is -1, the absolute value of both is completely equal even if one is negative and the other positive.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            For pleasure to persist, there must be a lot of pain involved. For a lion to survive or a human. Eons of weaker beings will be sacrificed in agony. And worse still, neither lions nor humans are exempt from torture. There is chronic pain, there is no chronic pleasure.
            The pain lasts longer, the pleasure is fleeting.
            There is much, much more pain than pleasure in the world.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            I forgot the pic

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            > There is much, much more pain than pleasure in the world
            You have no proof for this.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            NTA but does something have to be provable to be true?

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            If you want to form a cohesive argument out of it and make pronouncements based on it. Yeah. Prove it.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            Can you prove your very point?

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            >I'm the one making the case for anti-natalism but you need to defend
            Lol, onus is on you. If you can't prove something that's integral to your argument you should shut the frick up and stop boring everyone with your whinge.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            >If you can't prove something that's integral to your argument you should shut the frick up and stop boring everyone with your whinge.
            Can you prove I should do this?

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            >can you prove there has to be a basis to what I'm saying in order to put it forward as valid
            Lol, moron.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            >do things that are true need to be proven to be true
            >yes
            >can you prove that?
            >*brain malfunctioning* derrrr u a moron

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            >does something have to be provable to be true
            (If you want to form a cohesive argument and make pronouncements based on it.) Yeah.
            >can you prove that statement
            It's your onus. (If you can't prove something that's integral to your argument you should stop being such a crying homosexual.)
            >uh....uh....prove that!
            You're asking that I prove you have to have a basis for what you're saying (in order to take it as valid). Holy shit you're dumb.
            >YOU'RE HAVING A MELTDOWN

            I put the arguments in parentheses (that means brackets, moron). You're a moron.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            >(If you want to form a cohesive argument and make pronouncements based on it.) Yeah.
            Still waiting for you to prove this. Simply declaring it isn't an argument.
            >It's your onus. (If you can't prove something that's integral to your argument you should stop being such a crying homosexual.)
            Prove it's my onus. Prove that I need to prove something if it's part of my argument. If you can't then stop acting like a whiny b***h.
            >You're asking that I prove you have to have a basis for what you're saying (in order to take it as valid). Holy shit you're dumb.
            I wanted you to prove that something that is true has to be provable. You have failed to do so.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            You've proven you're an idiot who can't follow basic logic. Congrats.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            Unfortunately I'm forced by your own standard to disregard all your whiny declarations because you have continuously failed to prove a single thing. Sad!

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            >If P then X
            >P is not demonstrated
            >Therefore X is unknown
            Hence the prior arguments:
            >A cohesive argument from which a conclusion may be drawn requires a provable premise (i.e. the conclusion follows the premise)
            >If you can't prove a premise that's integral to your argument you can't make pronouncements based on the conclusion (i.e. an unproven premise means an argument is not even logically invalid: it's a non-starter)
            >The premise is the basis of your argument and your conclusion is invalid if this cannot be proven (i.e. the truth of the premise entails the truth of the conclusion)
            I don't want to argue against anti-natalism with you because it's best if you don't breed. Wait, who are we kidding? You'd have to be able to make eye contact with a woman for that!

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            The question was whether all true things are provably true. To answer the affirmative you would have to show that there are no true things that cant be proven. This is what you did not do.

            >I don't want to argue against anti-natalism with you because it's best if you don't breed. Wait, who are we kidding? You'd have to be able to make eye contact with a woman for that!
            I smiled but this is Facebook boomer tier.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            >The question was whether all true things are provably true.
            No, the question is whether or not your anti-natalist conclusions are based on a well-founded premise. They are not so you engaged in a semantic argument over the idea of "true" which you lost because you're an idiot.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            I didn't make a single post on anti-natalism or the alternative in this entire thread. I asked about truth and provability. That was all.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            Cool.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            I accept your concession.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            Naw, I thought you were just a run of the mill moron but it turned out you were just a pseud.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            >the seething stage has begun
            Ah, who am I kidding. You've been seething this entire time.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            Whatever you want to believe, anon.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            >he keeps coming back
            I totally believe you.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            Cool.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            I accept your concession.

            Now kiss.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous
          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            Benatar's human pernicious arguments.

  19. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Is this entire thread copy-pasta? I could swear I've seen all of this before...

  20. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Genuine question, why is it wrong to feel this way? Because I feel like this every day.

  21. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >Mfw some anon says that nature/the world/ life is beauty.

  22. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >Mfw some anon says that nature/the world/ life is beauty.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Beauty is an homosexual illusion for morons and cowards.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous
        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          Ignoring the horrors of our world won't make them go away

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            >t. whiny homosexual who blames the universe because he sucks

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            Keep coping

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            >coping
            Your team:

            >man the frick up
            Is this what you would say to that little boy? I do man up (in other words, cope), but I wouldn't have to if I was never born. And I don't see any excuse to impose this need to cope with the horrific nature of our reality on yet another entirely new person. Every one of them figuring it all out all over again from the start, billions of times. So tiresome. And for what?

            . Lol.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            How is he wrong?

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            >I COPE...I DON'T WANT OTHERS TO HAVE TO COPE! (

            >man the frick up


            Is this what you would say to that little boy? I do man up (in other words, cope), but I wouldn't have to if I was never born. And I don't see any excuse to impose this need to cope with the horrific nature of our reality on yet another entirely new person. Every one of them figuring it all out all over again from the start, billions of times. So tiresome. And for what?)
            >THE HORRORS OF THE WORLD (

            Ignoring the horrors of our world won't make them go away

            )
            >you're being a melodramatic homosexual (

            >t. whiny homosexual who blames the universe because he sucks

            )
            >C-C-COPE!
            >lol
            You're not the sharpest knife in the drawer.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            Keep coping

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Nietzsche considered suffering a good.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          Schopy too.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        >Using Nietzsche to prove your antiatalist point
        Lmao.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          I wasn't proving any antinatalist point, moron.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            No shit, lol.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            moron

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            Keep coping

            Good luck with pretending reality is fricked up instead of living a good life. I'm sure that attitude will make you attractive to others and not result in perennial loneliness and depression.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            Rose-glassed homosexuals like ~~*((You*~~) are incapable of moral perspectives, much less honor.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            >REEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE
            Keep on living your best life! Shouldn't be too hard, pretty low bar by the looks of things.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            No, ignore the horribleness of the world and concentrate on looking at the landscapes and... LE BEAUTY.
            It is the poorest perspective to see the world. Stop coping or kys

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            >No, ignore the horribleness of the world and concentrate on looking at the landscapes and... LE BEAUTY.
            Sounds great. Will do, anon.

  23. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >Good luck with pretending reality is fricked up instead of living a good li-ACK!

  24. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    https://www.abolitionist.com/anti-natalism.html

    >Benatar's policy prescription is untenable. Radical anti-natalism as a recipe for human extinction will fail because any predisposition to share that bias will be weeded out of the population. Radical anti-natalist ethics is self-defeating: there will always be selection pressure against its practitioners. Complications aside, any predisposition not to have children or to adopt is genetically maladaptive. On a personal level, the decision not to bring more suffering into the world and forgo having children is morally admirable. But voluntary childlessness or adoption is not a global solution to the problem of suffering.

    >Yet how should rational moral agents behave if - hypothetically - some variant of Benatar's diagnosis as distinct from policy prescription was correct?

    >In an era of biotechnology and unnatural selection, an alternative to anti-natalism is the world-wide adoption of genetically preprogrammed well-being. For there needn't be selection pressure against gradients of lifelong adaptive bliss - i.e. a radical recalibration of the hedonic treadmill. The only way to eradicate the biological substrates of unpleasantness - and thereby prevent the harm of Darwinian existence - is not vainly to champion life's eradication, but instead to ensure that sentient life is inherently blissful. More specifically, the impending reproductive revolution of designer babies is likely to witness intense selection pressure against the harmfulness-promoting adaptations that increased the inclusive fitness of our genes in the ancestral environment of adaptation. If we use biotechnology wisely, then gradients of genetically preprogrammed well-being can make all sentient life subjectively rewarding - indeed wonderful beyond the human imagination. So in common with "positive" utilitarians, the "negative" utilitarian would do better to argue for genetically preprogrammed superhappiness.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Benatar makes a little comment on this in Human Predicament. First he admits that antinatalism will only work on a small scale. He affirms that it is insanely optimistic to think about achieving that. Even if it were achieved, many years would pass in which more eons will suffer, it's indecent (for him) to sacrifice our lives for those of the future, and finally he adds that it would only be an opiate and not an eradication of suffering.

  25. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >Personal life
    >Not much is known about Benatar's personal life as he deliberately guards his privacy. He has held antinatalist views since his childhood.[14]

    >Benatar is vegan, and has taken part in debates on veganism.[15] He has argued that humans are "responsible for the suffering and deaths of billions of other humans and non-human animals. If that level of destruction were caused by another species we would rapidly recommend that new members of that species not be brought into existence."[16][17] He has also argued that the outbreak of zoonotic diseases, such as the COVID-19 pandemic,[18] is often the result of how humans mistreat animals.[19]

    >Benatar is an atheist and has stated that he has no children of his own.[20][21] He is ethnically israeli and he has criticized the “regressive left” at institutions such as the University of Cape Town for creating an environment hostile to israelites. He has also criticized South Africa for its increasing willingness to distance itself from liberal democracies and cozy up to autocracies, and in particular has criticized South Africans who sympathize with Hamas.[22][23]

    lol lmao even

  26. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >He's right you know
    >142 / 19 / 1

  27. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Stop with this shit book. Replace these threads with Zapffe threads because he's way more convincing in his writing, or even Mainlander or Cioran idk.

  28. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >hasn't killed himself

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      He died five minutes ago.

  29. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Anti-natalism is a grift right?
    I have never met a single one IRL

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >Anti-natalism is a grift right?
      It's a grift, it's a cope incels latch onto, and it's a simplistic worldview emotionally immature pseuds buy into.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >Anti-natalism is a grift right?
      It's like New Atheism fad of the late 00s.

  30. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Simply asking an anti-natalist "why haven't you killed yourself" btfos their whole moronic view

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      It should be the other way around, antinatalists should ask others why they don't commit suicide. Well, it is better to sacrifice life than honor and morality. People are a terrible moral error and they should commit suicide

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Yes of course, we should buy the anti-natalist books, make them rich, then kill ourselves
        Can't see any issues with that philosophy

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          Yes, kys

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            Yes of course, but not before giving you tons of money :^)
            If anti-natalists actually believed in what they wrote, there should be no alive anti-natalists and they should've gone out in a mass murder spree
            Of course they didn't, because it's a grift

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            Benatar basically says that violence always only brings more violence and this is evident in the history of the world. He says that the guys who cause genocides only do more damage instead of reducing it. I don't quite understand that

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            >benatar is ethnically israeli

  31. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    My life is awesome, actually. Sorry you're mentally ill or whatever.

  32. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Did David Benatar kill his mother for bringing him into the world?

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      He thinks that they (mother and fathar) didn't even know what they were doing, he tells his readers that it is no reason to hate their parents.

  33. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >samegay thread
    typical benatargay astroturfing

  34. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >life is... Le good!!
    >hehe stupid bug I will rip off your legs and watch tou whrite in "pain" for my own amusement
    >im so happy and empathetic unlike those anti natalist looneys
    Incredibly interesting to see this shades sadism, so subtle and delicate, there is a certain beauty in minds like yours, like watching a malformed yet functional limb.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      A lot of projection in one post.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      It's fricking terrifying. They don't care about others at all.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      While I can't condone that guy, calling his mind malformed is just a pot calling the kettle black. You memed yourself into willing sterilit; very comical affliction. Which is unfortunate because at least for a time, your type (moralistic, compassionate, pessimistic, intelligent) will be gradually selected out of the genepool.
      I'm sure it'll re-emerge sometime.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        All sentient beings are organic garbage. And even if there were... LE SUPERIOR GENETICS
        The majority of the population are subhumans who reproduce worse than rabbits.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          >All sentient beings are organic garbage.
          There's still different types. And it's fun to classify them.
          >And even if there were... LE SUPERIOR GENETICS
          Some genes are objectively better than others. But it does depend on the situation.
          >The majority of the population are subhumans who reproduce worse than rabbits.
          That's a constant. It has been before us, and will after us. One still has to try.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        >While I can't condone that guy
        is it so hard to agree there's a difference between insect suffering and animal suffering? they don't have a brain and a nervous system, you can't project your own moral system like the spider is losing a leg out of his 8 legs, the same as a person's pain losing a leg, or a dog.
        bad, good, suffering, concepts only exists for us

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          A leg is still a leg.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          Have you ever been an insect? Why are you so confident about this? This is just as dumb as people thinking fish can't feel pain because they don't scream when you cut them.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            >Why are you so confident about this?
            because all pain and suffering has a very clear purpose. You feel hunger when you have to eat, you feel fear when you have to run and are in danger, you have nerves to tell you when to stop an action that could harm you. Insects work by laying many eggs while they sacrifice things like self-preservation, you have thousands of them that die but if 10% of those lay eggs, they make another tens of thousands and so on.

            pain and suffering isn't "le bad" and there's no black and white state you can call "pain" and "pleasure" like Benatar thinks

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            Intersubjectively speaking, pain is something undesirable and consequently bad. Nature, ethics/morality and survival mechanisms are completely different things. Just because it is natural or a survival mechanism does not directly mean that it is a good or bad thing.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            >because all pain and suffering has a very clear purpose.
            Not always fricking moron. Not even the pain of childbirth is. But so that your ape-head understands it, I will tell you a simple example: Is all the pain that a deer receives when a lion devours it alive necessary for the lion to satisfy its hunger?

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            NTA but it's necessary to make the deer avoid the lion. Also, big cats don't eat their prey alive; they attack the jugular which results in near instant death. You should have went with something omnivorous like a bear but you're a moron anyway so...

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            Is all the pain he receives while being devoured so that the deer avoids the lion?
            Even if it were true to say that all pain is necessary, it is moronic.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            >Is all the pain he receives while being devoured so that the deer avoids the lion?
            Again, lions are big cats and take their prey out as quickly as possible. They don't devour their prey alive. You're thinking of bears, moron.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            >Also, big cats don't eat their prey alive; they attack the jugular which results in near instant death
            >instant death
            However, in no documentary I have seen does this happen. The prey always writhes in agony while being eaten

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            That's because you're mentally ill and have a personality disorder which flavors your view of reality. Sorry, not our problem so stop trying to make it so. Get over yourself and stop being a whiny homosexual. Simple as.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            >you're a sociopath for caring about the welfare of animals
            Yea I can definitely see how sociopathic antinatalists really are

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            >anti-natalists are motivated by empathy and not mental illness informed by a sick fascination with misery
            Lol

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            >don't look goyim!
            >ignore the suffering goy!
            >look! an ice cream cone, go consume!

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            >Is all the pain he receives while being devoured so that the deer avoids the lion?
            Again, lions are big cats and take their prey out as quickly as possible. They don't devour their prey alive. You're thinking of bears, moron.

            That's because you're mentally ill and have a personality disorder which flavors your view of reality. Sorry, not our problem so stop trying to make it so. Get over yourself and stop being a whiny homosexual. Simple as.

            >DUDE THEY DIE INSTANTLY... BELIEVE ME BRO
            Lmao keep coping, moron

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          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            They do if we're talking about big cats. Animals like hyenas or bears are known to devour their prey while it's still alive.

            Anyway, sorry that going outside gives you an existential crisis. Must be tough being such a pathetic homosexual.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            >Also, big cats don't eat their prey alive
            >They do if we're talking about big cats.
            You moron

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            >DUDE THEY DIE INSTANTLY
            >They do if we're talking about big cats
            Lol, when you're not too busy being a miserable little homosexual crying about being alive, work on your reading comprehension. Or, better yet: have a nice day. Deeds not words, pussy.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            The video proves you wrong. You're even more moronic for standing your ground.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            >one video confirms the entire hunting strategy of felids
            Again, big cats hunt by going for the jugular and killing their prey. Reasons for this include: energy conservation (cats are ambush predators) and protecting themselves from injury. However, pack animals like Hyenas (who use the same throat attack strategy...there's a technical term for it but I'd have to look it up) will start devouring their prey while it's alive. They're a better example of the non-point you homosexuals are belaboring but an even better one is an omnivore such as a bear.

            Again, sorry being alive makes you miserable but you could change that. Sad thing is the type of simpering homosexual who would subscribe to anti-natalisn is too much of a pussy to actually act on it.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            >big cats hunt by going for the jugular and killing their prey
            Well, it is clear that big cats do eat their prey alive, not always, but they do.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            >it happens sometimes!
            Lol, k. Use a better example next time (and there sadly will be a next time because you pathetic gays devote your lives to attempting to spread your mental defects onto others).

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            I never said they always did it anyway. I said they did, which is true.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            You responded to a moderately detailed description of hunting strategies by posting a YouTube video and pretending I argued it never happens. You're moronic.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            Nah. I never doubted it happened, but I thought you were denying that they weren't eaten alive.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            >I thought
            Liar, lol.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            Nah

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            [...]
            How is cancer pain necessary, you stupid apes?

            the removal of pain has very clear negative consequences, using an electric current to kill chickens and pigs in farms painlessly does't make the death suddenly better.
            Life is above your logic and your little ego, and your entire system of thought is an illusion that only creates more weakness, more confusion, more questions.
            and of course you people talk about lions killing other animals but never about lions getting killed by a pack of hyenas

            antinatalism is irrelevant, a failed idea, because you larp as being above life itself and judging it, in reality the problem is with you, not life.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            >we can't judge life because we're not God!
            I guess you won't judge a serial killer because you don't have absolute perfect knowledge.
            and anitnatalism isn't a failed anything, as long as there are antinatalists around.
            >but never about lions getting killed by a pack of hyenas
            they're victims too, you dimwit.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            who said anything about god? it was about your criteria of judgement, how you assume pain is bad because it makes you suffer, but that's your ego talking. and your ego isn't that important
            >they're victims too, you dimwit.
            it was to show you how violence in nature has a purpose, and pain can as easily be inflicted on the lion. you can't take pain away from existence and expect a better outcome

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            Why pain isn't bad? Intersubjectively talking is

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            pain only has subjective use, and it's very useful

            Antinatalism wants to remove the existence of pain, not the pain of existence.

            and with removing the existence of pain, it removes all life, because pain is useful and that's why it exists.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            How is cancer pain useful? How is cancer pain necessary? What is the purpose of cancer pain?

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            https://www.quantamagazine.org/can-new-species-evolve-from-cancers-maybe-heres-how-20190819/

            >tl;dr Cancers that learn how to roam between hosts may gradually evolve into their own multicellular species.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            to keep the population numbers in control.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            >Is not bad because is... LE USEFUL

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            >dude what is that smell?
            >I'm burning? that's a surprise
            isn't a world without pain wonderful?

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            Are you stupid? His training to shut out pain is what allowed him to perform that protest suicide against colonialism in the first place.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            >and with removing the existence of pain, it removes all life, because pain is useful and that's why it exists.
            That doesn't mean it's good or not bad. It's an undesirable/bad experience.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            >undesireable/bad
            you assume these are the same. remove "bad" and formulate an idea of why you believe it, without this assumption. your reasoning is circular.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            What is undesirable is considered bad or at least morally bad. It's the same shit

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            what is undesirable in the moment can be good for you, doing something that puts you in danger can be morally good. freeing a criminal from prison is considered a morally bad act even though you are directly reducing that criminal's pain. you have to explain why undesirable means bad because it's not implied in the word, it's not the same thing.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            >freeing a criminal from prison is considered a morally bad act
            Prison is supposed to be about rehabilitation, criminals who have served their sentence and/or have been found eligible for reduced sentence/parole have the RIGHT to be freed and people like you who keep treating freed people like they are criminals are the actual problem here.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            you are deliberately avoiding the point

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            Your attitude toward people is what's morally bad.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            Antinatalism is a negative ethic/morality. You get confused because in negative ethics what is undesirable is equal to bad. In clown ethics they are different

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            Antinatalism wants to remove the existence of pain, not the pain of existence.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            >using an electric current to kill chickens and pigs in farms painlessly does't make the death suddenly better.

            Yes it does, painless death is better than painful death.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            killing them painlessly while taking away their entire lives and put them in farms - the exchange is shitty no matter how you look at it. That was the point.

            Are you stupid? His training to shut out pain is what allowed him to perform that protest suicide against colonialism in the first place.

            it's not about the monk, it's about the idea of what you get when you remove pain entirely. it's a defense mechanism. do I really have to explain this?

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            >it's not about the monk
            Then why did you post a picture of someone who trained his whole life to ignore pain so he could make an effective protest against an oppressive government?

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            >effective protest
            the mind of antinatalist consider burning yourself alive an effective form of protesting

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            >After the self-immolation, the US put more pressure on Diệm to re-open negotiations on the faltering agreement. Diệm had scheduled an emergency cabinet meeting at 11:30 a.m. on 11 June to discuss the Buddhist crisis which he believed to be winding down. Following Quảng Đức's death, Diệm canceled the meeting and met individually with his ministers. Acting US Ambassador to South Vietnam William Trueheart warned Nguyễn Đình Thuận, Diệm's Secretary of State, of the desperate need for an agreement, saying that the situation was "dangerously near breaking point" and expected Diệm would meet the Buddhists' five-point manifesto. United States Secretary of State Dean Rusk warned the Saigon embassy that the White House would publicly announce that it would no longer "associate itself" with the regime if this did not occur.[29] The Joint Communiqué and concessions to the Buddhists were signed on 16 June.

            Yeah, effective.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            >killing them painlessly while taking away their entire lives and put them in farms
            That's a different topic. The people who pushed for painless death for animals want more than just painless death for them, but not everyone wants to be a vegan.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            NTA but it's necessary to make the deer avoid the lion. Also, big cats don't eat their prey alive; they attack the jugular which results in near instant death. You should have went with something omnivorous like a bear but you're a moron anyway so...

            How is cancer pain necessary, you stupid apes?

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            >anti-natalist pretends to be concerned by empathy but can't help himself from dehumanizing others
            Lol

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            I'm simply insulting you. I didn't even mean to dehumanize you, you sound like a troony

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            >anti-natalist pretends to be motivated by empathy but reflexively dehumanizes others
            Lol, moron.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            It seems that you confuse empathy with respect. You're a dumb b***h

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            >homosexual anti-natalist with no self-awareness thinks his respect is worth anything
            Lol! Stop, my sides.

  35. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Anti-natalism is just anti-nature

  36. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Pleasure isn't as real as suffering. Pleasure is transient and superficial. Suffering is the real foundation of human existence. It's always present and never changes. You just throw some endorphins over it and get distracted for a brief moment. Satisfaction is having beers on a warm summer evening with an old friend. Pain is wageslaving for 80 years.
    This is how I've felt since I was 5 years old.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      you've never been equanimous? sounds rough

  37. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >he doesn't understad the mechanics of "pain"
    >flings his moronic takes anyways
    Many such cases

  38. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    natalism would be fine if I had unilateral veto power over who gets to procreate but until that happens anyone, anywhere who brings a child into the world is objectively evil.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      t. satan

  39. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >LIFE IS MISERY AND SUFFERING
    >ok, have a nice day
    >NOOOOOOO, THINGS ARE MAGICALLY DIFFERENT ONCE YOURE ALIVE
    >could you at least stop whining and trying to spread your mental illness then?
    >REEEEEEEEEEEEEE!

  40. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >gets dumped by pat benatar
    >is so assblasted he becomes an antinatalist

  41. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    The mental health of the proponent of antinatalism does not affect the truth of their argument, you fricking morons

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      I like how that's all they mostly resort to, as if they have said anything useful. no one is saying that all life is bad. but clearly this evolutionary darwinian mess we're in is causing a lot of issues. maybe AI as a life can better understand this and flip the script on evolution someday and establish an acceptable standard for life.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      I like how that's all they mostly resort to, as if they have said anything useful. no one is saying that all life is bad. but clearly this evolutionary darwinian mess we're in is causing a lot of issues. maybe AI as a life can better understand this and flip the script on evolution someday and establish an acceptable standard for life.

      It informs the rationale behind a subjective argument regarding quality of life. Simple as. Find a better cope for being such pathetic losers next time.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        how does this fix the suffering in life? im not arguing about you personally you dumb frick. im not saying that parents are evil, but that it's probably a good idea to not have human offspring. you know given how awful life can get, it's not all that an unreasonable view to have. im not dogmatic about my antinatalism but you clearly are a dogmatic "natalist". grow the frick up, there are real issues in the world, and lot of those are rooted in our biology.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          >how does this fix the suffering in life?
          No one said it does, moron. It demonstrates the fact that anti-natalists are mentally deficient and everything they say when it comes to their subjective arguments is coloured by such.
          >projection about being a "hardcore natalist"
          If I'm anything, I'm an anti-antinatalist because you guys are pathetic homosexuals. The only thing you get right is that the universe would be better without you.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            >anti-antinatalist
            >t.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            >anti-antisuffering
            mfw
            like it's one thing to say that im not an antinatalist because I don't think life is all that bleak, but this is no different than those "anti-vegan" types. lol.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            >listens to Death Grips
            Based.

            antinatalism solves problems but not creating those problems in the first place. that's it. that's all there is to it. it's one method out of many to lessen the suffering in this world. but for some reason you get really mad at this.

            >antinatalism solves problems but not creating those problems in the first place
            Lol, sure moron. Stop trying to make others accountable for the fact you can't have sex.

            As for me: it's Saturday night. Have fun with your circle jerk of misery homosexuals.

            >he handwaves the fact the ideology he spreads has had a negative impact on the mental health of those that read his work.
            Not really. In the preface to Human Predicament he says that his conclusions may hurt the feelings of those who read it, which is not an impediment to publishing it because in the end he affirms, in accordance with his well-known conclusions, that his book will do much more good than harm.

            >tldr
            I'm going to go practice making babies. Later loser.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            >antinatalism solves problems but not creating those problems in the first place
            The damage that antinatalism does is harmless in human terms. In terms of the damage that happens in the world, the damage that antinatalism produces is less than zero.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            antinatalism solves problems but not creating those problems in the first place. that's it. that's all there is to it. it's one method out of many to lessen the suffering in this world. but for some reason you get really mad at this.

  42. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Took the nietzschean antinatalist pill right fricking NOW
    https://www.samwoolfe.com/2021/02/nietzschean-antinatalism.html

  43. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Life is le good, anon. Get some sleep, only one more day until it's back to work!

  44. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Now we know the autist that posts the PD psych research on the Benatar thread is just a projecting sociopath himself! lmao.
    im really sorry that your Dad gave you "tough love" anon, you're probably a boomer, most people in your generation had to suffer under nasty ignorant parents like that. that wasn't real love btw, nor was it genuine in anyway. your father was a sick man, I wish you had a better childhood.

  45. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Who's anti-natalist/vegan gang

  46. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    What atheism does to a motherfricker.

  47. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Antinatalism is not something you should wave in proselitism, its a choice so personal might as well be as personal as suicide itself, you take it and bear it with the dignity it deserves, you dont comment on it and by jove you dont force it or eveb suggest it unto others for you might end up creating more suffering instead of preventing it, people regret buying the wrong shade of color on a T-shirt now imagine depriving them of the ultimate biological goal, the one for which their brain is wired to strive, you might subject them to great anguish and despair in later years, if you dont want to have kids to avoid suffering we are free to chose but we must be careful to not turn it into a ego stroking "holier than thou" sofism.

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