In a message dated 11/10/08 3:25:14 PM, email@example.com writes:
> John asked, "can one be joyfully existential?" Good question!
> As a Christian existentialist (along the lines of Kierkegaard, Tillich, and
> Flannery O'Conner), I think yes, you can be a joyful existentialist - at
> times (not always!). I believe "shit happens," but "grace happens" too.
> Even Sartre said he had never experienced despair - he recognized the
> absurdity of life, but he found such recognition empowering, not despairing.
> This is a great discussion! "Existentialist" does not always equal "noir,"
> but they do overlap at times.
okay. but "grim existentialism" comes near enough to my definition of noir
that it's synonymous
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