– Chaos within overarching order
Minimal structure within spontaneity
– Secret arms deals
MAD – mutually assured destruction
Occult detective subgenre
steampunk vacuum tubes
Mineral life; inorganic consciousness
– Damaging myths
– Help me, heal me, save me……
– Dysthymia (Chronic persistent depression)
Distinguish from Major Depression
– Do you (still) love the church, Joe?
Soft porn ~ hard tease
“Might as well……”
– Movies (Mubi):
Halfway There (French short film)
“Thou Wast Mild & Lovely”
– Unwed bride ~ virgin mother
Penitence & exorcism
Akathist hymn to the (Most Holy) Theotokos
Holy Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday
Pesach I – VIII
World Heritage Day
Illness & pain ~ transgression & grief
National Civil Services Day
Strength ~ song ~ salvation
– Transubstantiation (bread & wine to body & blood) ~ Resurrection (dead Jesus to risen Christ)
Double sacrifice – GOD on the Cross – both the one who suffers & the one who inflicts……!
– The mentally ill as vicarious (& therefore redemptive) sacrifices – Christ figures!
The Messiah(s) is by definition, rejected……
The salvific is always misconstrued as penal.
– Distinguish (Roman) Catholic & (Eastern) Orthodox liturgy/calendar
– Pastor ~ confessor
Distinguish from mentor & counselor
– My body is my only weapon~asset~home
It’s not time to marry~worry yet!
Joy ~ Joe ~ Jon ~ Jen…?
– Nud(e)-ist saint
“…my reason for reason”
State of exception
Distinguish the non-human & misanthropy
The weaponization of Life
Death-dealing life and life-giving death
The affective fantasy of total chaos
– What’s the difference between fruit & vegetable?
– God-damned bad-ass motherfucker
Sweet & savory
Apocalypse = disaster + messianic + resurrection
Excess as lack
Personal, political & planetary
Horizon of experience
Condition ~ culmination ~ negation
Organon of extinction
The ever-receding line/point
Distinguish being & life…?
Absent centre/null set
A non-life that is not death
Spiritual abject/oozing abstraction
Transcendence + immanence = emanence
Inquisitions & Reformations
Natural philosophy & negative theology
Distinguish neutrality & negation
Mutual (human & divine) indifference & anonymity!
Conceiving the unthought
Political economy & planetary (r)evolution
– If matter/energy/information cannot be completely destroyed, but only transformed from one level/form/mode to another, then what about the spiritual/personal/mental??
– If what you are thinking of is unthinkable/nonconceptual, then how do you even know it exists?
– The (crucified & resurrected) Christ as the historical divine, or the messianic revelation of the unhuman GOD – is this “good news”?!
Could it be that salvation is forgiveness, for the ultimate sin of taking ourselves too seriously, and the consequent foolhardy belief that GOD was pissed off with us……?
– If happiness is an illusion or unworthy goal, then should I try to make my life not-miserable?
Is it essential that I am sad in order to be(come) me?
Or should I use whatever I have at my disposal to make life easier/more tolerable?
– Bengaluru: Summer (>= 35° C) – 20th Feb. – 20th May (3 months a year)
“Whatever it takes!”
“To the end!”
Pedantic ~ academic
Silence, darkness & emptiness
– >250 election officials in Indonesia dead.
– Fail! videos
Avengers – Endgame