So I went back and replayed the entire Assassin's Creed series so far and I was contemplating on what the main charecter: Ezio, said about The Assassin's Creed. so I wondered What does Think Atheist think of The Assassin's Creed? "Nothing is True, Everything is Permitted."
Postermodern, amoral fatalism.
care to expand on that?
The idea that nothing is true is surely postmodern in the sense that postmodernists argued that everything was interpretation and to the extent that that was true, everyone's interpretation was as valid as any other. This meant that there was no such thing as truth the way we mean it when we talk about something as true, there were only truths, with each no more true (in the traditional sense) than any other. But it is surely false that "Nothing is true"; we know plenty of things are true and we know plenty of things aren't and we can adjudicate between propositions to determine which is which.
"Everything is permitted" is pretty much the definition of "amoral". And again, it surely is not the case that everything is permitted. Now, I'm not sure if the creed is meant to suggest that everything is permitted because nothing is true, or if nothing is true AND everything is permitted. If nothing is true would it follow that everything is permitted? It's not at all clear that it would. Let's say that nothing is true. By sheer force of logic are we committed to the notion that we no longer have any reason to be moral? Our moral sense evolved as a solution to the hurdles presented to survival and reproduction in our ancestral environments. And it did so in that ancestral environment even before there was an understanding of whether and which things are true. I mean, it actually evolved in our ancestors that were unlikely to be capable of the higher order thought that would enable them to ruminate on whether and which things are true. And yet they still had this moral sense.
And so therefore it's fatalistic because, even if there was no truth (or that everyone's truth is equally valuable; the same thing as far as we're concerned), that wouldn't mean that we should adopt this depressing "all is lost" nothing matters kill or be killed amoral attitude. And yet this is what the creed seems to be saying.
it is surely false that "Nothing is true"
That's surely true. The statement "Nothing is true" is an oxymoron as it relies on truth in the first place, it cuts off the branch upon which it sits. The kind of postmodernism you have explained is nothing but self important, prancing, multisyllabic vacuous nonsense. Obscurantism defined... It’s an attack on common sense and clarity.
it is a really overrated game with a lame and repetitive combat system.
I think he's asking about the creed itself, not the game. That's how I read it. Certainly that's the discussion that's appropriate for the open forum as opposed to Atheist Gamers group for instance.
Tenchu was way better.
"Everything is permitted" is a concept explored by fatalist Ivan Karamazov, which character Dostoevsky counterbalanced by the character of Ivan's youngest brother, Alyosha, a monk, in The Brothers Karamazov; though the two never met, the concept was arrived at simultaneously, yet separately, by Friedrich Nietzsche.
The thing is, it's along the same logical lines of "if god's gonna forgive you anyway, there's no consequence." If you're looking to justify actions based on what sort of moral guidelines you have or don't have you will. There is a stark difference between morality and integrity.
Assassin's what ?