Friday, October 14, 2005

bokononism

On the occasion of Kurt Vonnegut's 83rd birthday, In These Times recently decided to put together Kurt Vonnegut’s In These Times Opus which is a collection of links to various contributions which Vonnegut has made to that periodical over the years. Enjoy!

But also, since I obviously like to emphasize the spiritual/religious side of issues, I thought it would be also good to include information about Bokonism, which is a fictional Carribean-rooted religion which appears in the Vonnegut novel, Cat's Cradle.

Bokononism is surprisingly thought out for a fictional religion, especially one limited to a single novel. It would be hard to find a belief system created for print/ film/ tv which was more thoroughly fleshed out. You'd probably have to look to the Dune series (based on several novels and short stories) or the Star Trek universe.
The Books of Bokonism
Bokononism

2 comments:

Elenamary said...

woo thanks!

Abdul-Halim V. said...

I'm not sure if the author of Left Side of the Dial (on my own blog roll and also on progressive bloggers alliance) would call himself a bokononist. he mentions an interest prominently on his blogroll.

But yeah, I wouldn't be surprised if other people called themselves Bokononists...