Genau wie Jesus

Ich bin eigentlich genau wie Jesus: aber ich mache ihn deswegen nicht zu einem Gott.


I am just like Jesus: but that’s no reason to make a god out of him.




Pleni sunt caeli et terra gloria tua, pt 3

“Holy, holy, holy is the LORD of hosts;

The whole earth is full of his glory.” 

It is from the prophet Isaiah. It was odd to hear it (in Hebrew) at the synagogue, its rightful context, and not as “the Sanctus”. I find myself looking (now listening) for the G-d I “knew” from the “Old Testament”, the G-d to Whom the Christian trajectory directs towards but then bends away from by its fixation on the divine-man concept-paradox-dogma, which should make G-d present – but is really much more a fixation on man (his crucifixion and resurrection) than it is on G-d. But no more on Christianity.

Now the new language of Ancient Hebrew, G-d’s chosen voice, stands before me like Mount Sinai itself. (To say nothing of 620 mitzvah.) I don’t believe I will ascend it. But there is also wisdom and shelter in its shadow and at its foot, for there is a moment in which even its shadow and its foot are full of His glory.



Pleni sunt caeli et terra gloria tua, pt.2

Except for

Gob, piss, plaque, snot, BO, puss,

Halitosis, cerumen, dandruff,

Vomit, smegma, blackheads, crust,

Sores, scum, slime, bum-fluff;

Mold, skip-juice, globs of congealed fat;

Smack, fags, amphetamine, crack;

Plastic, asbestos, rabies, anthrax,

TB, the plague, cancer, poison-gas;

Curse words, the middle-finger, spit;

Torture chambers, guns, psychosis,

Thermonuclear bombs… farts, zits

Rancid butter, eye-gunge, shit.




God, man, superman pt.3

All transgressions, which are now bearing full fruit in the superman, are implicit in the “New Testament”, for Christ broke all bonds. In Christ there is neither male nor female (Gal. 3:28)…

The “New Testament” teaching rests on the parousia, not (as Paul taught) the resurrection. Christ’s teachings are the end, the fulfillment. They don’t point forward to future generations. They cannot replace the familial, tribal and legal structures on which (Jewish) society has depended.

Think not that I am come to send peace on earth: I came not to send peace, but a sword. For I am come to set a man at variance against his father, and the daughter against her mother, and the daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law. And a man’s foes shall be they of his own household. (Matt. 10:34-36)

This “gospel” only makes sense as something other than a recipe for chaos if we consider the final judgment to be imminent: that there is no future, that all time is redeemed, there is no family or tribe; just you and God, now.

However, there was no parousia. So a new religion, society and laws were invented for the children of those who had burnt their bridges to the old world. And so it went on.

But with the death of the Christian religion, chaos (cultural revolution) is what we have. Repression in the name of the Christian religion is dead; and there’s nothing in the New Testament to restore peace: rather, ammunition!




God, man, superman pt.1

In an appendix to his book “Foucault”, Deleuze writes about “The death of man and superman”. In the age of the infinite (God), man was measured by infinite categories (essences); in the age of the finite (man), man is measured by finite categories (conditions). The latter (finitude) brings with it death (the former, immortality). What comes after the death of man? The superman, for whom

“The forces within man enter into a relation with forces from the outside, those of silicon which supercedes carbon, or genetic components which supercede the organism, or agrammaticalities that supercede the signifier. (…) What is the superman? (…) [A] Man [who] tends to free life, labour and language within himself.

For D. this is a man who frees difference and creates more; limitless difference comes within his orbit, as existing within himself. D. and/or Foucault are right about the multiplicities that we are becoming – in our terms, and no one else’s.

D.’s final lines are: “it is the advent of a new form that is neither God nor man and which, it is hoped, will not prove worse than its two previous forms.”

The curious weakness of the formulation will not prove worse betrays the only judgment that counts: they know that man as superman is not headed for “immortality”, like man under the infinite (God/essence); nor is he headed for “death”, like man under the finite (man/condition); but man as superman is headed for… “unlimited finity”. Annihilation (unlimited death) could be the flip-side.