Arresting of The Beautiful || Illustration by Sana Pearl Park

And, of course, the temple par excellence of culture is the modern museum in which the objects of art seamlessly mirror back to us the satisfaction (repressed, unconscious as it is) of our teleological drive to historical mastery bewitching ourselves into thinking we have achieved it.  Art in this sense is double-edged:  it is not […]

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The Will To Embrace: Sin and Family | Photography by Eric Cahan

…the will to give ourselves to others and “welcome” them, to readjust our identities to make space for them, is prior to any judgment about others, except that of identifying them in their humanity. The will to embrace precedes any “truth” about others and any construction of their “justice.” This will is absolutely indiscriminate and […]

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“Whatever I create and how much I love it – soon I have to oppose it” -Thus Spoke Zarathustra

The ‘Apollonian’ and the ‘Dionysian’ became the most famous of Nietzsche’s binary concepts; but other Heraclitus-inspired ideas are even more provocative: “pain and pleasure are not opposites”, “health and sickness are not essentially different”, “scorners are only hidden admirers”, “truth is a lie according to fixed convention”, etc. Significantly, Nietzsche’s discourse is not an exercise […]

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Original Poem: Benjamin

Benjamin God has only seen what I have I seen. Time is still but spread like tiny toes stretched in blissful relief. My mind is nowhere but there and here and elsewhere yet, perched alongside my dear, of what has only brought  contemplation. Soon my love, rejoicing betides …soon. Turri|Design© … Above painting by San […]

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Justin Martyr: We who formerly…

We who formerly…valued above all things the acquisition of wealth and possession, now bring what we have into a common stock, and communicate to everyone in need; we had hated and destroyed one another, and on account of their different manners would not live with men of a different tribe, now since the coming of […]

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Early Christians and Their Deluded, Prurient Love

But Romans frequently criticized the Christian emphasis on love as somehow a little deluded and perhaps prurient, suggesting that followers of the Jesus Way made it known that theirs was a path of love. Early Christians insisted that love–not rationality or politics or even virtue–was the primary bond between God and humans beings. Love was […]

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A photograph: Original Poem by Jeramy Mohler

A photograph I am lonely in my portrait. For I am exposed to the light of a dim god. Her light illuminates my darkness; The cracks and the creases left by disappointment and regret. his shutter silent, like that of the distant tide at the moment it receeds. In my moment of capture Nothing is […]

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New Poem: Conceptual Volition

Conceptual Volition Sometimes the nicest thing anyone can say is, ‘I’m thinking of you.’ What this means is that at this very moment an image of you has appeared in anothers mind. Their heart strings–which extend from the chest up through the neck and attach above the corners of the mouth– have been stretched tightly, […]

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