Thursday, July 31, 2008

Hope and meaning

This article highlighting new forms of nonviolent protest against the barrier wall in the West Bank gave me a glimmer of hope.

But then my tendency toward nihilism appeared and I thought, "K, nothing has come of it. There is no cause for hope. There is no meaning in struggle."

Nihilism (where no meaning exists) quickly transformed into absurdism (where meaning may exist, but it is humanly impossible to find it): "Has justice been done? Will it ever be done? Is the world so filled with sin that the best news you expect is not an end to an injustice, but simply that people might hold onto a shred of dignity in the face of continual demoralization?"

If I am lucky, the absurdism will shift into theistic existentialism by tomorrow morning and faith by the weekend.

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