Saturday, April 12, 2008

So, you can look at the world through American middle class glasses or English working class glasses or French hippie glasses, or ultra right wing glasses or left wing glasses. You can look at the world through Muslim fundamentalist glasses or scientific atheist glasses or…

you can look at the world through pessimistic glasses or optimistic glasses or crazy glasses.

But, is it possible to see the world as it really is, without any ideological or religious glasses? I don't think so.

We are not religious, not atheists, not agnostics. We are not Catholics, not Protestants not Greek Orthodox. We are not Hindus, not Muslims not Buddhists. We are not left nor right-wing orientated, not anarchists, not humanists, not feminists. We are not mainstream, not avant-garde, not out there.

We are not nihilists, not relativists, not post modernists. We are not biologists, not logical empirics, not rationalists, not pragmatics.

We are not indifferent, not disillusioned, not resigned.

It is not necessary to define oneself or to profess oneself an adherent of any particular belief system. You don't need to be a Marxist to make a cup of coffee, or cleaning the toilet or actually doing anything. You don’t have to be a Buddhist to take a swim. You don’t have to be a Protestant to go in to town. The belief systems are simply superfluous. We have now reached a point in the evolution when we can discard our mental luggage. We don’t have use for it anymore.