Why so long a gestation?

Seemingly, for a long time, this union is likely to be sterile if not harmful. What was not said about the 'darkness of the Middle Ages'! Why this relative 'slowness', even this apparent 'regression' of the historical process? There can be only a major reason. The hugeness of the difference thus met cannot not be without deep trauma. The Occident does not leave easily neither quickly its traumatism of birth.

A long time of gestation. In
any alive process, the cycles of gestation or of maturation are long cycles. Here the time has to be measured by the hugeness of the embracing differences. Such sowing could only bear fruit after a very long winter.

Eternity
puts temporality into perspective. When eternity opens, time has to get patient. The investments are done at very long run. One sows for a harvest which transcends the solar rhythms. An astonishing patience! Still in the Middle Ages, the decades or even the centuries necessary for the construction of a cathedral are far from paralyzing the projects. And yet didn't they have an life expectancy definitely shorter than ours?

Deconstruction. The Judeo-Christian revolution disaggregates the massive greco-Roman coherence. Between this destruction and the new organization, it will take centuries of deep re-significance of a new world. Remember Gregory the Great, about 600 AD; and two centuries later, a first 'Renaisance' with Charlemagne… Any deconstruction leaves a crumbling and a scattering of structural elements from which the construction of a new structure is not immediate, and as much less than the destroyed structure is more enormous. Now the Judeo-Christian impact, braking up basically any structural enclosure because its essential project is not horizontal construction but vertical opening, can only disaggregate the massive pagan coherence, in fact the greco-Roman one. Between this deconstruction and a new reorganization, it will take centuries of readjustments.

A world without slaves. The ancient culture thus deconstructed was elitist. The city lived to the detriment of immense surrounding spaces and nine tenth of the inhabitants were slaves thus producing at low costs a huge amount of wealth for a minority of citizens. The Judeo-Christian revolution proclaims that there is no more neither slave nor free man but only sons and daughters of the same Father. Such a 'democracy' and the training for it can only be, during long centuries, a factor of deep dysfunction. Slavery, i.e. the mode of production where the producer-slave, far from consuming, releases an big availability of consumption, constitutes the driving tool system of the ancient power. However this kind of tool system is in principle denied by the Judeo-Christian innovation. Necessary consequence of the suppression of slavery, it is thus the free man who must convert himself into a worker. Such a training of released freedom is necessarily a slow process.

Clearing
. The culture starts with agriculture. And agriculture with grubbing. What would agriculture be without the long preliminary work of the land-clearing monks?

What is 'progress'? The concept of 'progress' which was so often used as a war-horse against the Judeo-Christian relevance is itself, like a lot of other dynamic concepts, a late fruit of history starting from the original fertilization from the two antithetic contributions. Its roots are more in the Sinai than in Athens. This concept, primarily a relative one, became an absolute one only for lack of an Absolute and for its substitution. Because the Judeo-Christian innovation refuses to lock up man in the vicious circle of production buckled on consumption, the concept of 'progress' is meant to be beyond the simple exponential cumulative increase of having and power. But spiritual progress is infinitely harder to promote and slower to accomplish than the other one.

Complication. The confrontation between the pagan component and the Judeo-Christian exponent did not play pure. It became unrestainedly complicated and complexed. Are you sure to measure enough, for example, the disturbance which represents the permanent threat and the successive invasion of the 'barbarians'? And the long time necessary between the confrontations and the integrations. And what about the confrontation with Islam? These fierce spiritual 'cousins' will constitute a major challenge. Here, however, the difference does not play any more in rough state and the cultural centres are not basically heterogeneous. But Islam is tied entirely in idiosyncrasy and is thus likely to unceasingly run up against the other one in total confrontation.

The 'values' brought by the Judeo-Christian revolution are initially values of a 'no', anti-values.
They are likely to leave the pagan world with very long indigestion.


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01 Human Paradox
A paradoxal animal
Human paradox
In rupture
An animal in crisis
An animal 'less' (something)
Premature and naked
Child of the difference
Child of elsewhere
 
02 Verticality
Middle and extremes
Tropism to upwards
Divine instinct
The vertical living
Vertical interiority
The personal mystery
In strict immanence
 
03 Gaping Depths
Gaping deepness
Child of gaping
Gaping on an other order
Gaping of meaning
Gaping on the questioning
Gaping of matter
Gaping of existence
In vertical gaping
Negative anthropology
 
 
04 Sacral Difference
Sacral dimension
The sacral difference
Sacral crisis
The archaeological sacred
Sacral verticality
Hiero-tropic space-time
 
05 Human Environment
Human space
Closed and open
Curvature of space
Negative space
Space of the sense
Including and included
Between Alpha and Omega
 
 
06 The Matrix of Humanity
Child of a culture
Human matrix
Culture and cultures
Master speech
Refusing the enclosures
 
07 The Spirit
The spiritual reality
How define it?
Going through
DIS-tinction
The spirit says no
Dialectics
 
08 Spiritual Breath
Breathing
Spiritual energy
Making sense
To signify
Sense is through gaping
Speech and language
Symbol
Faith
 
 
09 The Sense of Sense
The Sense
The space of the sense
The house of the sense
Including and included sense
Confinement
Master and possessor of sense
 
10 The Reason
Science
Constituted and constituent
Scientific dialectics
Bubble
Between
Structure and sense
 
11 The Meaning
Demiurge of the significances
Through
To run here and there
Mechanism
Trough articulation
Articulable matter
 
 
12 Systems Analysis
Systemics
The system
Systemic operation
Energy
Tanks
 
13 Oïkology
Impossible closing
Systemic totality
The house of the spirit
Ecology
We sinned
 
 
14 Exodus
Spiritual adventure
Out of safety measures
Out of the cave
Logos in exodus
 
15 Through Difference
Difference
Starting from difference
Crossing the duality
A logic of crossing
Chance
 
16 Dialectics
Going through 'no'
Fundamental dynamics
Dia-logos
The fourth dimension
Passover dialectics
 
17 Alliance
Broken Alliance
Rupture of the bond
The prodigal son
Atheism
State of grace
 
 
18 History
Emergence of History
Impossible totalizing
Trans-historic verticality
The sense in exodus
Between Alpha and Omega
 
19 Fertile Confrontation
Singular adventure
Dialectical gestation
Antithesis
Two revolutions
Exponents
A long gestation
Explosiveness
 
20 Progress
What is progress?
Source of The progress
Exponential acceleration
The tool of progrès
Why it isn't working
Wedged exponential growth
Progressive illusion
 
21 Schizoid
Tautological speech
Idealism
Master and possessor
Flirt with nothingness
God driven out
Without the Father
Without recourse
Psychosis
 
 
22 The Other One
Arising
The other one
Exposed
To tell the other one
 
 
23 Adventurers
Components and exponents
Adventurers of eschatology
Today
 
24 Through Scandal
Gaping mystery of evil
Trough distance
Congenital evil
Entropy in the human hearth
 
25 Agape
Gaping of Eros
Captive desire
Eros and Agape
Going down
Defeated entropy
 
 
26 God in You
Tropism for Agape
Bottomless bottom
Cleaning the sources
Let you fall
You fall into God
 
 
 
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