Wednesday, 28 May 2008
The ongoing life of the idea of the innate guilt of existence: To the worshippers of that emanation of the mind that is the concept of Pure Reason existence itself is an unwanted aberration, inconsistent with the senselessness they worship. There is no reason anything should exist and so nothing should exist. Life is abhorrent to the exalted divinity and must somehow be explained away. Life is the original sin, both cosmologically and in terms of the individual human life. One is intellectually guilty by the fact of existing, and without hope of redemption. Though perhaps there is the glimmer of the idea of redemption in the imagined absolute non-existence that is death; non-existence pleasing to the worshipped divinity of meaninglessness, and in perfect accord with the nature of such a hypothetical deity.