Friday, November 30, 2012
Wednesday, November 28, 2012
Secularization…breakdown of conventional cultural morality. The empty tomb and the cult of death. Ann Rice’s book: Interview with the Vampire . In some sense every culture is a cult of death
Monday, November 26, 2012
Sunday, November 25, 2012
Thursday, November 22, 2012
Eric Gans continued...a different approach to Girard's mimetic desire
An abortive gesture of appropriation...the crowd reaching out to take the body of their victim.
Prestige is nothing but mimetic contagion focused on one object
Tuesday, November 20, 2012
Sunday, November 18, 2012
Gathering and scattering continued..."but all those who knew him, including the women who had followed him from Galilee, stood at a distance, watching these things..."
Simone Weil - attentiveness & prayer
Friday, November 16, 2012
Wednesday, November 14, 2012
Gathering and scattering continued...a parenthesis into the Gospel of John:
Caiaphas says, "It is to your advantage that one die rather than the whole nation should perish." And the writer of John's Gospel adds, "He did not say this on his own but as high priest that year he prophesied that Jesus would die for the Jewish nation, and not only for that nation but also for the scattered children of God, to bring them together and make them one." John 11:49-52
Monday, November 12, 2012
The effects of the Gospel continued: gathering and scattering.
Myth veils sacred violence so as to hide its morally troubling aspects. Myth tricks violence into spending itself on victims whose death will provoke no reprisals. To avenge a death is to reenter the sacrificial system
Saturday, November 10, 2012
Thursday, November 08, 2012
The effects of the Gospel revelation: gathering and scattering. There is a race between the message of the Gospel (gathering) and the effects of the Gospel (scattering). An example from the news of 1995
Tuesday, November 06, 2012
This excerpt begins the final tape in the Poetry of Truth series. Gil Bailie reviews with emphasis the theme of 'gathering & scattering' from the end of prior tape.
"The crowds who had gathered for the spectacle went away beating their breasts..."
Sunday, November 04, 2012
"Surely this was an innocent man." a Roman Centurion.
The crowd that had gathered for the spectacle went away beating their breasts...now scattered.
Those who had followed him from Galilee including the women stood at a distance watching these things.