The Strife of Tongues

A thought came last night while I was falling asleep. “Reductionist” is an easy missile to lob at any argument that attempts to simplify seeming intellectual complexities.

From within these complexities, sure, any meta-view appears retardedly simple. From outside, though, one can see the lab rats running back and forth within the maze, squeaking about how they may have found an exit point over here, and by the way, that passage loops back over there. From outside the maze, the strife of ideological warfare clarifies as a closed system looping back upon itself in paradox and madness.

Reality is simple and infinite. When the finite (man) attempts to explain, the result is absurd.

“As is the fate of the fool, it will also befall me. Why then have I been extremely wise?” So I said to myself, “This too is vanity.” –Ecclesiastes 1:15

You hide them in the secret place of Your presence from the conspiracies of man; You keep them secretly in a shelter from the strife of tongues. –Psalm 31:20

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