Thursday, October 29, 2009
Mr. Deity's identity crisis
Seth finally gave us his very funny report yesterday, challenging us all to identify ourselves and then explain why it matters. Why should we care who we are? I blurted out something from the tangled recesses of memory and Python-obsession, about burying a cat. But that's not who I am, honest.
I am, though, a more-or-less cohesive bundle of memories that keeps losing bits, and adding some, and thinking about them a lot. Too much, no doubt. The self, as we already learned, is really hard to pin down.
But it's even harder if you're cosmo-theologically schizophrenic. Ask "Mr. Deity" and his son/father/alter ego/??? (And don't even think about the Trinity yet!)