Thursday, December 23, 2004


Stealing heaven

A Gauche appears to have had a personal experience relating to the question of religious disillusion I discussed recently:

"The innocence of another is humbling. It feels damning to have torn the veil off another's heaven. But are not reassurances like, "the meaning and truth of Christianity doesn't depend on the historicity of Christ or the existence of God," in spite of their current importance as prophylactics against panic, ultimately dishonest? Truth punches a hole; it cuts. I understand why the psychoanalyst must be a stranger."

The question remains as to whether stealing heaven is a necessary step towards (a harbinger even?) of its storming, to allude to the wonderful rhetoric of this piece.

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