Why is there good?

March 8, 2007

“… First, there is Evil, without question. Why is there Good? This is the real Miracle!”

J. Baudrillard.

I have read today that Jean Baudrillard died on 6th March 2007… A sad day… I discovered, was introduced to him at University during my Politics Degree… I found his idea’s on Simulacra and reality interesting and challenging not only to my political views but also to my still fairly substantive faith. Obviously, I was initially disturbed by what this may mean for my worldview. I then had to question whether my worldview was actually that or whether it was a construction that I had either taken on, or even had imposed upon me. As with many things this remains an ongoing conversation with myself… Is this faith that has clung onto me for so long like ‘mould’, a worthless simulacra assumed by myself in order to make sense of a senseless world/life. Sometimes I think it is. However, Baudrillard’s statement above, in response to a question of “Why is there evil?”, makes me think that actually it is more likely there is something to this faith than that there isn’t… Though tomorrow I may be saying something different… That is why I tend to think that there is something more to it than not. It is able to be challenged and doubted and raged at and yet still remains. Therefore in a world of layers of constructs and double meanings, contradictions and lies i choose to believe that there s miracle that we call ‘good’, maybe that is the essence of what we then go onto to call God’. What then worries me is all the crap that people do in ‘his’ name? But then thats another story…

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One Response to “Why is there good?”


  1. Oh dear you’re starting to sound like The Ranter! Although a bit more positive…


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