The Arrogance of Certainty

Alan Watts wrote a famous book called “The Wisdom of Insecurity.” But what about the arrogance of certainty? What of those who know with a faith-based certainty that what they believe is right? I’m not just talking about religious folk here. Today, some of the most obnoxious practitioners of faith-based certainty don’t even believe in a god or gods. Yet their certainty in their beliefs is just as irrational as the followers of that old time religion. I think John Gray has them figured out.

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