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 sence 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 thats older and more complicated than we'll ever understand. So (in my opinion) many relegoius and political and scientific and social systems fail in that they try to impose a rigid structure onto what is an inherently ambiguois world.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 sence and end up causing less suffering. Though on a lighter note, happy new year everybody! and happy birth-day to vivaevaa.blogspot!