Buddha states his propositions in the pedantic style of his age. He throws them into a form of sorites; but, as such, it is logically faulty and all he wishes to convey is this: Oblivious of the suffering to which life is subject, man begets children, and is thus the cause of old age and death. If he would only realize what suffering he would add to by his act, he would desist from the procreation of children; and so stop the operation of old age and death.
The Marcionites believed that the visible world is an evil creation of a crude, cruel, jealous, angry demiurge, Yahweh. According to this teaching, people should oppose him, abandon his world, not create people, and trust in the good God of mercy, foreign and distant.
Marcion believed Jesus was the savior sent by God, and Paul the Apostle was his chief apostle, but he rejected the Hebrew Bible and the God of Israel. Marcionists believed that the wrathful Hebrew God was a separate and lower entity than the all-forgiving God of the New Testament.
Marcionism, similar to Gnosticism, depicted the God of the Old Testament as a tyrant or demiurge (see also God as the Devil). Marcion was the son of a bishop of Sinope in Pontus. About the middle of the second century (140–155) he traveled to Rome, where he joined the Syrian Gnostic Cerdo.
I was just talking to my friend and the topic of having children came up. Now I’m usually pretty good at not talking about my antinatalism. None of my family know about it and neither do my friends. But, when I am directly asked about whether I’m going to have children, I’m not the type of person who can lie and go against all of their morals and beliefs and say yes. And of course, she asked me if I was going to have kids, to which I said no. This led from a generally lighthearted discussion about how I don’t want to subject my unborn child to suffering to a heated argument where I was saying that it’s selfish of her to want children just so she can be less lonely and have a family and she was completely disagreeing with me and telling me I was completely mentally disturbed and that life is wonderful and existence should always be chosen over non-existence.
This is why I keep AN away from my family and close friends. Because I know it will lead to a big argument like this where I eventually end up completely ruining the relationship.
I doubt she will ever talk to me again
Antinatalism seems like the kind of thing a person who's abandoned their positive emotions would come up with to justify why they've failed and given up on everything.
It's another one of those feel good philosophies that promises the best outcome for no other reason than it rectifies "my" problems.
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