|Pop Culture, God, and Fictionkin
||[Dec. 28th, 2008|10:25 am]
I've been thinking a lot lately about creation. Humans are in the position of both creating their own culture/pop culture and being creations of something else. While the world outside us tends to be considered the most important part of our existence by a lot of philosophers and such, we spend much more of our time thinking about the world we create, probably because we can contain it in our minds better. Science and psychology essentially make up what we can get about the world created by some form of outside entities. Philosophy and religion address our place in the universe too but do more to build new manmade constructs than to give an explanation of the natural world. Everything else we talk and think about, art and technology and civilization and everything they impact, are essentially our creations. Most philosophies and religions try to simultaneously make the world make sense and humble us about our place in it, but it's kind of hard to humble ourselves when we can look at ourselves "in God's image" forever without ever really thinking much about God.|
Perhaps the otherkin/fictionkin theory that everything we create is in some way natural in another world fulfills the goals of both humbling us, making us realize our creations aren't entirely our own, and trying to apply the big picture to the pop culture we center our lives around.