Sunday, July 6, 2008

Ignorance is Bliss

I finished reading a comic book trade paperback today at the hospital (wife and child are still there). On the very last page of Universe X, Volume 1, I read the following quote:

"It seems as if every new piece of knowledge brings a new complexity and detail that ultimately suggests that knowledge itself is a sort of two-edged sword. The more that is revealed, the greater the number of unanswered questions.

"Perhaps this is that notion that corrupts. It is that there is an infinity of questions, suggesting an infinity of answers. And the answers suggest, again, new questions that spread out far from the initial question of being.

"But, to my knowledge, I have not been as of yet corrupted. This can only mean two things. Either I have not gained sufficient knowledge to act as a corrupting agent in my assembly, or, I am not human..."

I find this odd because very recently my wife and I had a conversation where I shared very similar sentiments. The more you learn, the less that makes sense. The more knowledge you attain, the less you realize you actually know. The more truth you discover, the more faith that is required. Questions are answered with more questions and you are sometimes left feeling tremendously unaware of any absolute truths.

It is almost like life is following the knowledge unveiling pattern of the TV show LOST. You have a million questions and when you finally get one answered it opens the door to even deeper questions. Then you get answers to those questions but come to find out that the answer to your first question, which led to the more probing questions, was probably an incorrect assumption but in so discovering that, it leads you down another path with multiple questions that require multiple answers to even more questions that you had not even considered.

On that note, I will end this by letting you enjoy one of my favorite clips from the movie, THE MATRIX:

5 comments:

Jodi Jean said...

oh tj ... you think too much. if you just stopped doing that, then you'd stop having questions!! hehe ... can't wait to see ya tomorrow!

Heidi Maloy said...

I think Chris is corrupting you for sure!!! Good luck with that- haha It's ok, he's been corrupting me for years! And, P.s. loves to you, and Nicole, and Caleb!

Empress of Venus said...

Congratulations Papi! He's beautiful!

Scott H. said...

first off, Congrats Brother. Also, someone once told me that some of the best writing today is in Comic Books, now who was that.........you! Oh and thanks for all the great ones you've lent me.

Nicole Shelby said...

...it is not the spoon that bends...it is only yourself...