Fundamentalism (Re: The disease of the mind)
- On Sun, 26 Jun 2005 22:15:30 -0700, Warren Ockrassa wrote
> On Jun 26, 2005, at 10:07 PM, I wrote:There is no doubt in my mind that it is. My working definition of
> > To me the whole of physics, biology, geology and paleontology, if one
> > believes in a deity, shows a delight in chance, interbeing and
> > intricacy that is much more like Job's whirlwind than the Mosaic
> > hard-willed ideal.
> Hmm. Is fundamentalist religion Narcissism?
fundamentalism (about anything) is that it is a self-delusion that I
understand it completely; no change is possible that would require
reinterpretation. It is the mistaken assumption that if I know some words
that describe my belief, then I have completely and perfectly described an
For example, "Capitalism is the best economic system people can adopt" is a
form of fundamentalism, IMO, because it rules out the possibility of greater
understanding. Stop learning or growing now -- we've figured it out!
It is a frozen understanding that ignores Important Fact No. 1 about God --
I'm not it.