“The torso regards or concerns me, addresses me, how the object returns the gaze—this gaze returned by the object is the “aura,” the minimum of “religiosity,” this ability to be affected by the Other/Thing’s gaze, to “see it as seeing.”” – I remain subject and the object remains object, for I do not become an object of the subjectivized big Other. ..This gazing Other is fantasized, never part of reality, it is only “supposed” (unterstellt)—a supposed gaze.

Authentic religion never takes the fateful step beyond this supposed status of the Other gazing at us. SLAVOJ ZIZEK http://ift.tt/1NRKa3G


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