Episode 2490

How to Handle Nihilism

Segment 1 (00:00) – Todd introduces the basic idea of nihilism. He shows how the belief in no objective truth eventually will lead to the belief in nothing. He also explains how this view point leads to hopelessness and death.

Segment 2 (07:37) – Todd uses a nihilistic quote to show that the nihilistic view point concludes death as soon as possible as the only purpose to life. In response, Todd explains that as Christians, our purpose in life has been tested to be true, and we need to show that to others. Todd also explains when science is used to explain everything, then nihilism is inevitable.

Segment 3 (16:13) – Todd shows a clip of him witnessing to a nihilist at UGA. The girl he is witnessing to explains her views and how she thinks there is no way to possibly know the truth. Todd states after the clip that the claim of Jesus as the objective Truth is how we are to combat this viewpoint.

Wretched Surprise! (26:07) – Quote from Friedrich Nietzsche