Sunday, August 30, 2009

The Metaphysics of Desire

Derrida "Violence and Metaphysics" Italics are the author's
  • "Metaphysical transcendence is desire."

  • "Thus, the metaphysics of desire is a metaphysics of infinite separation"

  • "Incapable of respecting the Being and meaning of the other, phenomenology and ontology would be philosophies of violence."

  • Your desire shall be for [against] your husband, and he shall rule over you.” Genesis 3: 16 ESV

  • If you do well, will you not be accepted? And if you do not do well, sin is crouching at the door. Its desire is for [against] you, but you must rule over it.” Genesis 4: 7 ESV

Thursday, August 20, 2009

The Illusion of Ethics

Ethics do not exist--only decisions are real

The universal cannot be trusted--you must do/love/walk as is required of you

Truth and the Scriptures

"Greogory's deconstructive strategies of refutation, in the end, indict both language and the Scriptures. Comprised of a variety of genres, none of which sustains a systematic approach, the Scriptures defy the type of positivistic analytic endoresed by Eunomius. In all of this, there seem to be at least three loci of subversion: the diastemic and kinetic constitution of thinking/speaking man and the language he employs, the diverse composition of the primary source text, and the subversion of language and logic by the Logos, in respect to both his incarnation and his place in the Trinity."

 "Theology of the Gap" Scot Douglass pg 123

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Knowledge, Faith, and Belief

"I don't know. One must believe." Derrida

"I believe; help my unbelief!" Father of demon possessed boy Mark 9:24 (ESV)

"And without faith it is impossible to please him, for whoever would drawn near to God must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who seek him" Apostle Paul Heb 11:6 (ESV)

"Before God and with God we live without God." Dietrich Bonhoeffer