Zizek on Christianity

Yoshie Furuhashi furuhashi.1 at osu.edu
Sat Jan 8 23:51:38 PST 2000

>>Zizek apparently thinks that he can fight obscurantism with more
>Just so happened that I met up with Zizek, and had a chance to ask
>him about the book. He vigorously denied that it's an apology for
>obscurantism. He characterizes it as his "most Leninist book yet."
>What he finds valuable in Christianity is its break from other
>religions - those that emphasize fate, one's rightful position in a
>great hierarchical chain - and its emphasis on rebirth, which to
>secularists, means the possibility of revolution. He also advised you
>to be on the lookout for his essay on Stalin appearing in the
>forthcoming NLR.

I didn't grow up with any religion, so neither fate nor rebirth resonates with me. I have never been a right-winger in my life, unlike you and Lou, so the idea of being "born again" doesn't have a personal meaning for me either.


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