Into the void
Monday, 2 May 2022 at 21:30
Supersession reversed Into the void
Dr John Dunn 2022.
Positioning the philosophical musings of The Mythology into a Biblical context - that is the thinking behind the blog post to be most recently transferred into the Archive. Read here.
The supersessionary nature of Christianity over Judaism is explored.
The temptations are Judaic, from a perspective that sees god apart and separate from man,
The blog moves on to explore the economic ramifications of what Karl Marx saw as the reversal of the Christian supersession.
At a secular level it is worth recalling the keen observation made by Karl Marx:
Christianitysprang from Judaism. It has merged again in Judaism... The Jews have emancipated themselves insofar as the Christians have become Jews... Thegod of the Jews has become secularised and has become the god of the world. (On the Jewish Question)
‘The god of the world’ - this god is the god apart, this world is the world apart. In a secular way, Marx is pointing out idol worship and devil worship. Christian supersession has been reversed.
This reversion to a Judaic perspective opens a space within which economic activity can operate, separate and apart from the Logos, i.e. devoid of ethical values. In secular terms, economic activity operates in a neutral void, with money as its neutral measure.
© John Dunn.