"[Not unlike] a child [who] believed in his father’s powerfulness, discovers..that his father cannot help him: ..at..Christ’s crucifixion, God the Father is in a position somewhat similar: ..“Father, why did you forsake me?”..In short,..it is God the Father who actually dies, revealing His..impotence"
Slavoj Zizek [on how Christianity is a lesson in how to become an atheist: it is not enough to be conscious of God’s inexistent, the unconscious has to fully learn of God’s inexistence too, that is, somewhere in the unconscious, God himself, so to speak, needs to learn that he doesn’t exist, has to reveal to himself his ‘impotence’. - Andre Vantino] (via alterities
New Retna billboard up at Melrose and Fuller, Los Angeles, CA
Vladimir Kush (born 1965) is a Russian born surrealist painter and sculptor. He studied at the Surikov Moscow Art Institute, and after several years working as an artist in Moscow, his native city, he emigrated to the United States, eventually establishing his own gallery on the island of Maui in Hawaii. His oil paintings are also sold as giclée prints which contributed to his popularity and led to the establishment of further galleries in Laguna Beach, California and Las Vegas, Nevada. In 2011 Kush won the First Prize in Painting at the Artistes du Monde international exhibition in Cannes via
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The sun has set and we’ll soon pass Albuquerque en route to Navajo Nation.
"As Hegel puts it, what dies on the cross is not son but father himself. I think it’s correct.. ..Otherwise we are in some pagan stupidity where..God sends a messenger, “oh, sorry, crucified this time, it failed, come back my son, we’ll try it later”."