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TOTD 30 Jan 2002

Every atom, molecule, organism, personality, language, and society is a novelty--a constantly changing novelty. Language categorizations, or the perceptions that result from them, are fantasies and illusions of the first order. They may be useful from time to time, but they remain fantasies.

-Wilson Bryan Key

We live in a world of uniqueness that is mapped by a language of categories--and some of us suffer from hardening of the categories!

-George Doris

Today's TOTD stems from my growing distaste for fanaticsim; be it fundamentalist Christianity, knee-jerk patriotism, hot-button environmentalism, and even my own beloved Libertarian BS (belief system).

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contemplating
Jan. 30th, 2002 03:13 pm (UTC)
"my growing distaste for fanaticsim"

I'm right with you on that.
carocrow
Jan. 30th, 2002 05:42 pm (UTC)
Fanaticism
The fanatic is so afraid of change that s/he will do anything within their power to avoid it. There is great comfort and security in embracing a single thought, even if clinging to it squeezes all the sense from the concept.

Like the best lies, the ideas of a fanatic contain a grain of truth.

Unfortunately it is usually ensconced in a tumbleball of crap.

... and as we all know, change is inevitable, and everything arises from chaos. There is no standing still.
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carocrow
Jan. 30th, 2002 06:07 pm (UTC)
Re: Fanaticism
Even a fanatical radical is fixated on a concept, which generally means inflexibility.
pcitizen
Jan. 30th, 2002 06:06 pm (UTC)
Re: Fanaticism
I disagree that fanatics are necessarily afraid of change. A fanatic who's opposed to change is a fanatical conservative; a fanatic trying to bring about change is a fanatical radical. Examples of both are thick on the ground.
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