Warning: You are not logged in. Your IP address will be publicly visible if you make any edits. If you log in or create an account, your edits will be attributed to your username, along with other benefits. Anti-spam check. Do not fill this in!==Beliefs and Practices== The intent behind the new religion was to get back at the roots of all the Earth religions, past the doctrines to the core of each belief system to find out what they have in common and proposes that they have a lot more in common than most would have thought. It further asserts that the core message of existing religions often get lost when politics and money and nationalism get in the way of things.<ref>[[Meditations on the Abyss]]</ref> One of the core tenets of Foundationism is that God is too big to be defined by words and that the closer one gets to defining God, the further away it gets, a principle Foundationists have been known to compare with [[wikipedia:Zeno's paradoxes|Zeno's paradox]].<ref name=ItSoZ /> Foundationism also teaches its followers that if they're not careful, a person can (metaphorically) lose themselves in the world, by becoming more busy with things than with themselves, spending their days and nights living someone else's agendas, fighting someone else's battles and doing the work they're supposed to be doing, but every day there's less and less of that person in it all. Until one day the person comes to a fork in the road and because they're distracted and not thinking, they lose themselves. They go right, and the rest of them, the really important part of you, goes left. The person won't even know they've done it till they finally realize that they don't have any idea who they are when they're not doing all those things. To deal with this crisis of self, Foundationism adopted the Australian Aboriginals' rite of passage known as "[[wikipedia:Walkabout|Walkabout]]". The person having discovered they have lost themselves would leave everything and start walking and keep on walking until they (metaphorically) meet themselves. The person would then sit down and have a long talk with their "self" about everything they've learned and felt until they run out of words. The last part being vital, on the principle that the truly important things can't be said. If the person is lucky, they'll look up and there's just them. Then they can go home.<ref name=WkAbt>[[Walkabout]]</ref> Summary: Please note that all contributions to the The Babylon Project are considered to be released under the CC-BY-SA Cancel Editing help (opens in new window) Retrieved from "https://babylon5.fandom.com/wiki/Foundationism"