Romantic Socialism

Romanticism was primarily an art movement that focused on what they termed as the immense creative capacity of the Human Spirit, and emphasized the importance of human emotionality, and of mystery in the human condition. More specifically, Romanticism was a reaction to the Industrialization of the Political-Economy with the on-set of Capitalism, social Aristocracy based […]

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On the Afterlife

The After-Life. In Paganism, most particularly in Norse mythology, this was imagined as a boisterous feast in communion with the honorable and brave in the halls of Valhalla. In other traditions such as in Aztec mythology, you were assigned a job/role after death, dependent on how you died – with the sacrificed and those who […]

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Finding Joy in the Void

I have major death anxiety. Like, really bad. The thought of finitude terrifies me to my very core. No one returns from the dead, no one has come into the world without weeping; no one asks one if one wants to come in, none when one wants to go out. Kierkegaard As y’all most likely […]

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Demythologizing George Fox

George Fox, as much as I adore him, has his issues as well. One of these issues is that Fox is stuck in the mythological and cultural schemas of traditional Christianity (even if his Theology in the end subverted much of it). Of these Mytho-Cultural schemas that Fox finds himself trapped in is his attachment […]

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Mark Driscoll and Patheos

There has been outrage lately, especially on twitter, about the interfaith website Patheos giving Pastor Mark Driscoll a platform, in light of his morally gross character and refusals to see his own wrong-doing. Again, like my post on evangelicalism, I will make no attempt to disguise my contempt. Driscoll is an over-compensating misogynistic control-freak who […]

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Synthesizing Congdon and Zizek (Introduction to My Dilemma)

Books that will be discussed: Allow for a brief summary of Congdon before I proceed. Congdon, one of my favorite theologians at the moment, is a Barthian-Dialectical theologian who draws heavily from Bultmann and demythologization. The crux of his tradition draws from Hegel’s philosophy of Spirit with God as Geist which relates itself to itself, determining […]

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The Twilight of the Idols

Capet is no longer! Peoples of Europe! Peoples of the world! Look carefully at the thrones and you will see that they are nothing but dust! These words were written in a Revolutionary’s journal, in France, after the execution of the king. I dont think people realize the ultimate existential epiphany that this execution was. Picture […]

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