Sunday, 17 February 2008

Impossible to Believe

Reading through Badiou's St Paul I noticed a comment of his that mentions that it is "impossible the believe" that a person could be resurrected and so Badiou dismisses it as a fable. At a basic reading of this it seems like justification that Badiou can separate Paul's concept from Paul's proclamation. However, upon further reflection it seems more likely that Badiou is more correct than first pass would reveal.

Of course it is impossible. To believe such a thing is a rupture against the prevailing order. It's impossible, but that's the very reason that it works. Unless it was impossible, Paul could never have written what he did. Unless it was impossible, it wouldn't have been an Event.

So let's see where this goes...
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