In addition to soothsaying, Brother Tom has the power of PowerPoint.

I was glad we were able to work in a lot of fairly sensible philosophy in support of the reprehensible. I mean, even the generally cheery philosophy of The Good Place ended up agreeing that existence would (sooner or much, much, much later) come to have no meaning if it didn’t have an end. Plato said, “The one aim of those who practice philosophy in the proper manner is to practice for dying and death.”

But honestly, if it looks like evil nihilism and quacks like evil nihilism, it probably doesn’t matter if it sheds a few non-nihilistic feathers on its way to Nihilism Pond.