Thursday, 28 February 2013
False Gods

by Fergus Downie (March 2013)

God is dead. God remains dead. And we have killed him. Yet his shadow still looms. Is not the greatness of this deed too great for us? Must we ourselves not become gods simply to appear worthy of it?
—Nietzsche, The Gay Science,

Communism, as the late Ernest Gellner noted had no Vendee and scarcely any bunker to speak of. Most social orders in their darkest hour can usually call upon diehards whose faith shines brightest when others falter. This after all is one of the hallmarks of faith; the more difficult it is to maintain the more it defines the individual - but the collapsing Soviet Union could not even generate rumours of Werewolves.  more>>>

Posted on 02/28/2013 1:50 PM by NER
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