Saturday, May 22, 2004

Wrap-up

by "Guest-Blogger" Rob Grace

This is officially my last entry, and after today, I will return you to the capable hands of Mr. Isaac Butler, whose fingers are no doubt itching with a desire to type and communicate the myriad of thoughts that for the past week has been trapped inside his mind.

I enjoyed my time as guest-blogger here, but what have we learned?

I feel we've learned quite a bit, and yet absolutely nothing.

Do we know where we are traveling from and what we are traveling toward? We learn and we grow, but do we have any assurance that knowledge and growth, in the end, will amount to anything?

Do we believe Tolstoy when he says, "The only absolute knowledge attainable by man is that life is meaningless"? Or do we believe psychologist Viktor Frankl when he says, "What is demanded of man is not to endure the meaninglessness of life, but rather to bear his incapacity to grasp its unconditional meaningfulness in rational terms"? Shall we discuss these two statements? Shall we debate whether or not they are, in fact, contradictory? What shall we do?

Life is a quagmire of moral relativity. There is no way out. We do not know why we do the things we do. We do not know what is and what is not virtuous. We do not understand the meaning of the events of the world around us. We are ignorant. We are fools. We will never know the answers to our impossible questions.

And by the way, if anyone wants to see me do stand-up comedy, come to "Don't Tell Mama's" on June 2 at 9pm.

Thank you for your time.

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