Fundamentalism means uncritical, literal acceptance of the founding doctrines or documents of a tradition. It demands a closed mind and the suspension of rational faculties. The huge allegiances it commands are proof of the strength of the reaction against relativism, evidence of the revulsion people feel from the prospect of a truthless universe. Its power to reassure is irrestible to its adherents….
–Felipe Fernandez-Armesto, British historian and author

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If true believers never tire
Pray/preying to abet their choir
Should I believe I could forgive
If they believed in live/let live?

8 comments on “LIVE AND LET LIVE NOT

  1. arekhill1 says:

    People just don’t want to think. I don’t either, but it keeps happening anyway.

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  2. mistermuse says:

    I think if you stop thinking, you’re just breathing. Even heavy breathing doesn’t require much thinking, so I guess sex is the answer (hopefully not entirely mindlessly).


  3. Good posting and poem, mistermuse. “Live and let live” is my motto and I choose to let others believe what ever they feel is right for them. Some may call me a “bleeding heart liberal” but I am truly fed up with fundamentalism istself. Plus all the insidious and mind blogging calls for donations from those who are trapped in this so called religion. Reminds me of the parable of the goats and the sheep somewhere in the holy texts of the Christian Bible. I do not want to be a naughty goat nor a stupid sheep following the crowd of idiots like lemmings headed for the precipice.
    What do you think about my opinion re fundamentalism, anyone?

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  4. mistermuse says:

    Humorously seriously,I think your opinion is “fundamentally” sound, Michaeline.


  5. Don Frankel says:

    Dr. Don thinks adults who think only in a concrete fashion, in the same manner as an adolescent, have fundamental issues.


  6. mistermuse says:

    Don, Jimmy Hoffa is an example of an adult who thought only in a concrete fashion, and that’s exactly where he ended up (some say).


  7. Fellow writers and poets, Jimmy Hoffa ended up at the Troy Funeral Center complex where his remains were cremated. So he was the dust in the air. That is the story I heard from one of the Mafia’s long time chaffeuar and ambulance driver. The Kingpins of crime thought that being poured into a concrete pillar was not a viable revenge for Hoffa’s betrayal. And they did not want his body found when reconstruction of buildings and bridges began in the future. Believe or not! Everyone has a theory regarding Hoffa’s final interment.


  8. Don Frankel says:

    Muse, Jimmy Hoffa is said to be part of the old Giant’s Stadium or the nearby Jersey Turnpike but it sounds like Michaeline’s story makes the most sense.


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