To the modern mind, Christ is not Yahweh. The Father is not the Son. Marcionism, a second century heresy, holds that Christ the merciful is God and that Yahweh the titan is not. Thomas Merton, the great Catholic convert, wrote that Yahweh was a “fatuous, emotional thing”, unfit to be the Alpha and the Omega.… Continue reading Who is Christ?
In the novel Moby Dick, the whiteness of the Whale presents a force of nature stark and uncovered, the wild will of God which is loathed and opposed by the resentful Captain Ahab. The whiteness of the Whale is its cruelty, its harsh strength, its ability to stand in for the object of all desire… Continue reading Sekiro, Souls, and the Kingdom of Light
Perhaps the most difficult question posed in my entire life is this one: is Christianity a permanent, true, and enduring expression of the divine logos, or merely the form taken by that logos in one particular mode of human history, destined to be replaced like all prior mystical sects and priesthoods, such as the Mysteries… Continue reading Is the Future Christian?
You’re living in the collapse phase. Like Rome, like so many great empires before, America is over. The weight of the contradictions has grown too dense, the bough is breaking, the machine is grinding slowly to the heat death of ultimate anarchy. Or is it?
As if terrified of what he discovered in the duodenum of Arsenal Gear, Hideo Kojima has never returned to the themes of Metal Gear Solid 2 in quite the same way again.
By Alexander Blum The Christian age is the age of the fish. The meaning of this poetical and incoherent statement is that the Christian concept of the “Word” and the “logos” is the fish that resides in the unbroken tides of the unconscious.
We unorthodox mystics and Christians pass through a great many gurus. Whether Alan Watts, Terence McKenna, or Joseph Campbell, one singular figure rises above the rest to impress upon us the conditions of the numinous.
The lens of power is the best lens through which to understand politics. Machiavelli, and Foucault, are correct.
“Wash your balls with ice water, take nootropics, get rich, be Christian.”
The prevailing archetype in the West for the past century has been “God against God”.