lördag, september 25, 2010

Om Zizek och tro

Jeff Keuss skiver bra om Zizek, kristen tro och om mod att möta tillvaron bortom distanserande abstraktioner:

"In short, people talk a lot, blog endlessly, fill our ears and eyes with media and after the tidal wave of information overload most people still lack a belief in anything that substantially effects their day-to-day lives other than the desire to shop."


"Where to I go with Žižek on all this? Well, probably to places he would find a bit too ‘touchy feely’ but still in line with large parts of his attempt to revive lost aspects of the Christian narrative. What the perverse core of Christianity as he describes it offers is a grand counter measure to these tendencies to abstraction and is a call to true belief that seeks after the particular to know the universal – that is to say, to have courage to live in relation to marginalized, the disenfranchised, the person who is our neighbor which purpose and resolve in a deeply real way. It means getting involved with each other, knowing our names, and drawing dangerously close in ways that can break our hearts and shatter our precious beliefs from time to time. In keeping the world abstracted and objective, we keep God at bay as well."

via @sebasti_an

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/jonas l