Where are We? (And Why I’m an Agnostic)

In asking, existentially, where we are, I think that there are two great facts and three great questions:

  • It appears that we live within a paradox—a universe that made itself or has always existed.
  • It also appears that the universe consists of blind atoms and the void, and that’s it.
  • But is there more than this?
  • And given what we know, how should we be in the world, and what language games should we play?

I don’t think that the answers to these questions are obvious, so I think that doubt, caution, and imagination are exactly the correct responses to such questions. It’s why I’m an agnostic and don’t accept a correspondence theory of truth. We don’t know where we are, but we can sing something.

What do you want to sing?

About Santi Tafarella

I teach writing and literature at Antelope Valley College in California.
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