Sunday, 24 June 2007

Zero-sum theology

There must be an eternal unchanging God because we live in a mutable, corruptible world. This core transcendental logic sees the cosmos in terms of a sort of meta-zero-sum: there must be somebody happy somewhere because I am sad; there must be ultimate goodness because we witnessed the Holocaust and Darfur; I am wealthy because somebody else is impoverished. There's something heroic, actually, about the resistence to the reality-principle involved--the insistance that the Fantasy must be the true Reality because Reality is so resistant to the Fantasy.

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