“Sin is ‘deemed disgusting’ because it is unsymbolizable, Ben Ramm writes. Thus sin is not actually sinful but perceived as sinful because of its ungrapspable aspect, of how it is not speakable, how it remains at a distant to our dizzy sight or even to our imagination. We can imagine the details of supposedly sinful act but what makes people deem them sinful is not the details but something about it that remains strictly of limits to the realm of language and thoughts. Not that it is forbidden to imagine or speak them, but off limits in how one will never even know how to start if one were to engage in descriptions. Any illustrative description will not feel sufficient enough. Because sin is about an idea of evil, not actually about any clear idea of what evil is, but an unsymbolizable evil, a real. If we understand language as defined by liimits then this can explain how the very idea that evil exists must be traced back to the feeling of language as an insufficient or limited tool. If evil does not exist people will still insist that it does simply because they perceive that something is unsayable and as long as they feel this frustration they will likely feel that this something must be somewhere outside language, that it must exist. But just because we cannot say something does not mean it exists. It only exists as a result of language and frustrations that come with trying to speak. The perception that one is sinful as a perception which results from the return in the symbolic of the repressed unsymbolizable real, a real of sin that is unspeakable, not in the sense of some idea of an unspeakable sin, but in the sense of sin or our conception of sin as a conception that is always flawed, that always overestimates the meaning of the unspeakable, unsymbolizable” – (via andre-vantino) http://ift.tt/1hZWD9n


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