Monday, September 29, 2014

EC 424/ God’s War
© Eso A.B.

Angst 1

Angst is a German word for fear. What makes it unique is that behind the word stands an intimate association with guilt unto death. To have a dream and awaken from it with Angst is to have experienced death from which awakening is a miracle of sorts. This is the same Angst that has awakened the West and causes it to renew its old war with the East for fear the East will survive it.

As this link to Plato tells it: “... democracy, [which] is a charming form of government, full of variety and disorder, and dispensing a sort of equality to equals and unequals alike.”

The Angst of this “charming form of government” is that the dispensing of equality to unequals may create guilt unto death. This motivates aggression in the ranks of oligarchs and their bureaucratic supporters, who act as executioners for their more equal than others employers.

When Angst appears unannounced, it is because 99% of the less than equal population, is rising like yeast in the fantasies of the oligarchy that constitutes no more than .0001% of the population. While the 99% wish to do no more than reclaim its lost God, it has to take that God away from the party of oligarchs, which seized control of that God for its personal use. While I have argued that the theft occurred as far back as a thousand years ago following the Great Schism between the East and the West, the loss of God to the 99% of Ludis now earns them the name of ‘terrorists’.

This is not to say that God has not been seized at various other times  in cultures and societies where the monopolization of God by one or another party may have gone unnoticed or was ignored. One such intermediary episode was when Friedrich Nietzsche announced that “God died”:

“Once blasphemy against God was the greatest blasphemy; but God died, and therewith also those blasphemers. To blaspheme the earth is now the dreadfulest sin, …!” (Thus Spake Zarathustra, Prologue).

What Nietzsche failed to notice is that when God dies and is replaced by Angst, the blaspheming of earth is not an improvement. Therefore, Angst tends to resurrect Eastern Christianity as it existed before it was squelched by the Christianity of the elites. This is an interesting phenomenon, heretofore not given much attention by either Eastern or Western Christian establishments, which define themselves by the frocks of their officials.

Apparently Eastern Christians had several episodes in which God died. This likely occurred before the Eastern Orthodox Church submitted to the dogmas of Western orthodoxy. One can deduce that Eastern Christian Ludis then substituted God who died with the Devil. They did this because they discovered that God as the Devil is better than no God at all. Whatever his faults, the Devil gave humankind the strength to dissent from the establishment, and fight for the restoration of such a God as had once been worshipped by angels of which the Devil is said to have been one.

In effect, when God becomes the property of Pope Francis of the Catholic Church, or Patriarch Kirill of the Russian Orthodox Church, an early eastern Christian Sataniel (Saint + Yaniel/John) or Devil (Dev + velis = God + his ghost), aka Johannmed (John + healer), the Devil succors the dissident ‘Dev-vil’ in all of us. To the discomfort of orthodox believers and unbelievers, the Devil arrives the momen God is claimed by a select group for its exclusive possession.

Of course, we know that there are many fundamentalist believers for whom the written word is more important than the spoken word, and who will point to some passage in the Bible or New Testament and begin denouncing Antichrist. Fortunately Antichrist arises only when God has been appropriated by forces who prefer that He sits quietly not only on the throne, but on his hands as well.

This brings up the question—when has a rebellion reached a degree of energy sufficient to replace a stolen God with the Devil going berserk?

To give but one answer would play into the hands of atheists who wish God dead once and for all. This is why we need to have another look at ‘docetism’ of Eastern Christianity. Despite being denounced as ‘heretical’ by letter bound Western Church, docetists continued to worship a ‘seeming’ incarnation of God, which ‘seemingness’ they explained to be a consequence of the spoken word. As I have already argued, a verbal culture is superior to a lettered culture by virtue of its flexibility. A spoken word has many inflections, whereas the written word may be inflected only by a priest or lawyer. According the Bogomil (docetist) understanding of the Word, Christ was born when He descended from heaven, passed through the right ear of the Virgin, and emerged in a bodily form that was not a body but its mask.

In our time we know that the docetists were right, because by virtue of a hologram, we are able to recreate a seemingly three dimensional verbal beings, which have no physical body that we may grasp .

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