Thursday, September 14, 2006
God and Zoolander--Identity
Identity. Who am I? What makes me really me? Why I am here. What's my purpose?
I'm certainly not the first person to ever ask these questions. This has been a conversation in metaphysics since the early Greek Philosophers and was even a concern for the early Israelites.
I am sure that if Socrates, Plato, and Aristotle were here we would have a nice long discussion on differentiating between object andsubject. Dualism, monism, pantheism and the like, but there not here. Only you and I are. We have to deal with these questions in our terms. In our day. With our language. As with Philosophy and Theology, each generation must begin fresh. We must start from the bottom. Pour the concrete again and build the foundation. So that's what we are going to do. Slowly but surely, we'll get there. Which brings me to my next question.
Who are you? What makes you really you? Why are you here? What's your purpose?
Think about it. Come up with an answer and check back tomorrow...ok?