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By Daniele Bolelli

Create your personal Religion is a decision to arms—an open invitation to query all of the values, ideals, and worldviews that humanity has thus far held as sacred in an effort to locate the solutions we have to the very useful difficulties dealing with us.

Writer, thinker, and professor of comparative faith, Daniele Bolelli, leads the reader via 3 thousand years of mythology, misogyny, incorrect information, and the flat-out lies approximately "revealed truth" that proceed to clutter our skill to reside a calm lifestyles, freed from guilt and disgrace and the last word worry of death.

"Our worldviews are in determined want of a few housecleaning," says Bolelli. "We input the twenty first century nonetheless sporting on our backs the prejudices and methods of considering numerous prior generations. What labored for them may perhaps or would possibly not nonetheless be of use, so it's our activity to ensure to avoid wasting the instruments that may aid us and permit move of the lifeless weight."

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Wir hatten oben von der Möglichkeit eines re-entry der Unterscheidung von System und Umwelt ins System gesprochen. Im Falle der Religion geht es dagegen um ein re-entry der Unterscheidung beobachtbar/unbeobachtbar ins Beobachtbare. Das einfache Beobachten erfordert nur das Kreuzen der Grenze, die das zu Bezeichnende unterscheidet von allem anderen. Diese Grenze gibt es nicht vorher, sie entsteht überhaupt erst, indem man sie kreuzt. Die Unterscheidung muß ein Moment der Operation sein (sonst könnte man nichts im Unterschied zu anderem bezeichnen), aber sie muß nicht als Form markiert werden.

Für (semiotische) Markierungen schlechthin auch Jonathan Culler, Framing the Sign: Criticism and its Institutions, Oxford 1988.

Unter den gegebenen Bedingungen blieb jedoch die Negation eine elementare, nicht weiter analysierbare Operation. Dies könnte sich ändern, wenn man die Ergebnisse der vorstehenden Überlegungen akzeptiert. Denn Welt und Sinn werden jetzt als unnegierbare Sachverhalte geführt, und Unterscheiden ist ein konstitutives Moment der Operation des Beobachtens, so daß man nicht die eine Seite der Unterscheidung gleichsam wegnegieren kann, ohne die Möglichkeit der Beobachtung selbst zu zerstören. Jedenfalls kann beim operativen Gebrauch von Unterscheidungen nicht davon ausgegangen werden, daß die andere Seite der Unterscheidung unbeachtlich ist, weil es sie gar nicht gibt.

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