Nothing is more beautiful than nothing (Video)

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The divine philosophy of Alan Watts

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  • bluntaholic

    between the music & the narrator I was half asleep by the end

    • bluntaholic

      i'm also first. suck it you justin bieber/twilight obsessed lame-asses!

      • bluntaholic

        Aww how cute I gotz me a impostor.

  • alucardthedeadly


    • alucardthedeadly

      And I took first

  • Sgt pepper

    Embrace the words of the very amazing Alan Watts. Check him out on YouTube. He will cut a thousand lifetimes off your enlightenment.

  • woo

    Pure seduction. The man wants to believe that there's nothing after all. Poor soul. God bless him.

    • Chiver

      *insert condescending remark about God not existing and insulting people that think God does…*

    • Frédéric Purenne

      If you think you are going somewhere after death, you're the poor soul!

  • mooseknuckle907

    True knowledge exists in knowing that you know nothing.
    – So-Crates(said as Billy The Kid)

  • Vensnke

    Isn't this what killed fantasia?

  • neXx

    – awesome as always.

  • Christopher

    There is never nothing going on………

  • Kyle

    Words to live by

  • yoselahonda

    This guy actually made a living telling people they were 'Nothing'? Geez people are masochistic.

  • Yessirr

    If there is anything that can be described as "nothing", it is this life on earth, not the afterlife. Our time on earth is here and gone like a speck of dust in the eternal hour glass of time. But in Christ, we as Christians know that at the end of this life is an eternity of TRUE living. At the end of this life there is an eternal life in heaven praising the God who created all the things man is too inept to understand or explain. This monologue is a vain and hollow attempt by a very finite man to explain a very infinite universe and existence that is simply unexplainable and unknowable to our simple minds. But God smiles down and loves him anyway despite his arrogance and discontent, just like he does me in all my sin and you in all of yours. I pray everyday that you and people like this Alan Watts find the forgiveness, salvation, and true joy that I have found in a relationship with the God who made our everything and still chose to love us individually. Happiness is slippery and fleeting, but joy is forever.

    • thefoley

      Faith is cute. I don't think Alan Watts needs your prayers but I'm sure he appreciates the sentiment regardless.

      • Yessirr

        Non-christians are always condescending towards Christians as though we are simple minded or ignorant and just accept the Bible because we are too stupid to think for ourselves. But what those people don't know is that we perceive people like you and Mr. Watts with pity and broken hearts; we see you as infants whose eyes have not been opened yet. Think of how silly Alan Watts' words sound to the creator of the universe, the very God that breathed life into Mr. Watts, knows the numbers of hairs on his head, and knows the very thoughts he is going to think 10 years from now. Your life cannot be complete and meaningful until you have what we have and we want to share it with you, but you are too closed minded to accept it. It is possible to have faith AND intelligence.

        • Kingsford

          You cannot attack Watts' beliefs based on what you think you know from a 5 minute video. He is not an atheist nor an agnostic.

          This cryptic video doesn't do his talks justice. And before you assume that he doesn't understand Christianity, open your mind and do some research. The man knows more about Christianity than you do and would probably contend that your religion is not what Jesus had in mind.

          You don't need to convert, but at least give the guy some respect before you spout off about how stupid he is.

        • Steve Case

          Funny how it's always people in Faith trying to jam their ideas down your throat. People with common sense, logic, and reason pity you for not opening your eyes. You can't have faith and intelligence because it would contradict each other. You need ignorance to have faith or it does not work.

        • gahh

          Now you'r just being condescending to Watts worldview

        • Ted

          You call us non-Christians "infants", yet you are the one who believes in a fairy tale from a book. Wan't your mind blown? God created man, eh? Who created God? Get back to me when you find the answer because I'd really like to know.

        • bob

          People with big books written by their invisible friend are who we should listen to yea

    • Dave

      just stfu and accept that other people have other views

      • Yessirr

        think about what you just said.

        • Dave

          i accept your view and other's views. i don't need a paragraph telling me yours is anymore more accurate or better than mine is. live and let live

  • milpool

    Mac – you're an athiest/agnostic. We get it.

    • DavyJones

      Exactly…as a religious person it sucks seeing these types of posts where theChive shoves their political and atheist agendas into them and then seeing all the Chivers absolutely berate the few religious chivers out there…kind of defeats the whole purpose of the Chive community if you ask me

      • justin

        ya ill admit it seems dumb anyones arguing
        maybe i didnt listen well enough but i didnt get any anti religious feel from the vid
        wasnt very pro religion but o well

        either way christians dont need to jump in throwing around condescending remarks all around, and athiests or the like dont need to hate on those with religion or say its foolish
        disagree if you please but just be civil for the love of god…..oops hahaha
        care about your fellow man

  • StrikemeDown

    Obi Wan?

  • Geoffrey

    He's simply swapping the consensus definitions of the opposing terms nothing and everything. If I swap the accepted definitions of any two opposing words, like up and down, in and out or dark and light, will I be considered enlightened? Perhaps to be confused is really to be enlightened and vice versa, ad infinitum, ad nauseam.

  • GJH

    Thank you…beautiful post.

  • TMB

    So is the piano riff at the end from the "iran so far away" snl digital short?……

  • thechevron

    one does not simply watch nature scenes without a David Attenborough voice over.

  • diehardcard

    Nothing means no thing. If there is something- some thing, ANY thing- in your nothing, then it never really was nothing.

    There really isn't any such thing as 'nothing' because 'nothing' it can be conceptualized as an idea, which means that it is something, so it can't be nothing.

  • Shane


    Alan Watts is a world renown lecturer with a a double major in theology and philosophy, he knows more about Christianity than you ever will. So keep your comments to yourself.

  • mossef

    This video means nothing to me.

  • guest

    Chivers can't handle this

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  • Surfclown

    In other words: Keep Calm and Chive On!

  • Rob

    nice video, nice comments, my life remains the same, my death remains the same

  • Chivin' Dutchman

    The never ending story.

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