Friday, June 27


Fundamentalism (of any kind) troubles me. The world is too big and too intricate to conform to our ideas of what it should be like. In my experience I've found that most fundamentalists aren't so much attached to their professed ideologies as they are to the way in which these ideologies try to make sense of a confusing world. But the world is confusing, and just because we invent myths and theories to explain away the chaos we're still going to live in a world that's older and more complicated than we'll ever understand. So many religious and political and scientific and social systems fail in that they try to impose a rigid structure onto what is an inherently ambiguous world. I'm not suggesting that we stop trying to understand things. Trying to understand the world can be fun and, at times, helpful. But if we base our belief systems on the humble assumption that the complexities of the world are ontologically beyond our understanding, then maybe our belief systems will make more sense and end up causing less suffering. MOBY

MOBY is a world renowned Techno musician, the same man behind that famous MISSION IMPOSSIBLE theme music. He is a vegeterian by choice and maintains great essays and article about god, religion, fundamentalism, intolerance & humantiy that you MUST READ. And I forgot to mention he maintains a JOURNAL (BLOG) from a long time, Go to MOBY.COM