Julianne Moore recently chose to announce to the world that since the death of her 68 year-old mother she does not believe in G-d. She says she has a strong sense that meaning is imposed on a chaotic world.
“I learned when my mother died five years ago that there is no ‘there’ there,” she reflects. “Structure, it’s all imposed. We impose order and narrative on everything in order to understand it. Otherwise, there’s nothing but chaos.”
And why should she believe in a Higher all knowing Power who places a piece of that infinite spirit down in temporary containers known as the human body on earth? Why should she think that infinite spirit lives on and is still realized in another realm making these temporary human lives significant? Why should she care to be significant or have any purpose at all since we are not connected to a higher unknowing misunderstood source- there is really no point to any of this current life at all. And if our falsified significance is merely to tame chaos and create order then it deems rational to say our experiences, words we share, values or deeds we leave behind are not significant either. After all, you can’t have it both ways. We can’t be creatures of a higher purpose or spirit with no significant spirit breathing life into us at the same time.
While we’re on the topic who gives a shit about anything we really do down here at all- since everything is completely random and there is no meaning to any of it, what’s the point of expressing anything on earth since in the end we are mere waiting containers sharing polluted air, eating contaminated corn fed processed whatever that has eventual extinction into dirt only few will remember and fewer will be impacted by. After all, aren’t we just a chain to nothing sharing the path to nowhere? What is the point to creating anything if that’s the case, unless it is for our own selfish amusement to be consumed as quickly as a bag of processed taco chips? What is the point to art or music or film? Since we are creatures disconnected from spirit it is safe to say any art created has no long term significance or attachment to higher self either. In fact I bet Julianne Moore’s movies where she thought she may have made significant impact won’t ever really change the world either- how can you expect to want to change a finite experience? You can comment on a finite journey, but even commenting is futile since we are here temporarily insignificantly and are nonessential, pointless, minuscule irrelevant beings with no real purpose at all.
Ya, I can’t think of a better way to honor her mother’s legacy (a legacy which no longer exists) than by believing in having no higher spirit to give her inherited wasteful life compelling meaningful purpose.
What a preposterous notion to think our courageous narratives are driven by a higher source and are orchestrated by a more advanced consciousness.
Finally an actress who has made a successful career using other’s words, thoughts, experiences and narratives to tell stories conclusively tells us how much life is worth using her own words. No, this shouldn’t scare us at all.