I'm not appealing to the details of any existentialist philosophy (except mine). So I was just saying that the basic existentialist point about the intelligent, authentic self's alienation from an absurd world is a philosophical implication of scientific knowledge and is quietly entailed by philosophical naturalism, contra the new atheist's upbeat secular humanism.

So I was saying that I don't how you support supernaturalism or what sort of religious meaning you think there is in life. Would you be appealing to theism, to mysticism, to Christianity or to a postmodern, New Thought melange?

The Gnostic's point about consciousness (spirit) trapped in matter is very similar to the existentialist's about the alienated authentic self.

Knowledge condemns. Art redeems. I learned that as an artistic writer who did a doctorate in philosophy. We should try to see the dark comedy in all things.

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