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“..Only through the Christian experience [of the radical absense of any transendent guarantee] can you reach the abyss of atheism…which is something…much more radical than…Richard Dawkins.” – ”..In this sense for me…some Darwinists are not atheists…, they always have some higher figure of nessecity.” – Slavoj Zizek on Dawkins’s need for utilitarianism as “some higher figure of necessity”, as some wish to fill the atheist void with principles

“The verdict noted that the report of [Lacan’s] wishes for burial were not a contention between Roudinesco and Lacan’s family – the claim that the latter did not respect Lacan’s wishes – but “between Lacan and Lacan himself”.” – “Roudinesco had suggested that Lacan wished for a Catholic funeral in Rome or Venice, despite his atheist convictions.. ..In the ensuing defamation trial, the French tribunal..gave its initial verdict in favour of Judith Miller, but did not recall the book to amend the claim. There then followed an appeal by Roudinesco and her publishers at Seuil (Lacan’s own former publishers), and last month the court reversed the decision of the previous judgement, deeming that the passage in question is not defamatory.” – http://ift.tt/Zny78L

“[In religion] ethics is not something you should stick to against temptation. The ethical, as such, is the temptation. Which is why..this crazy leap of faith into the religious can..appear, to external observers, as merely aesthetic..regression.” – Slavoj Zizek – Philosophy and Scripture – “Once..you opt for the ethical, from within the ethical the only step toward the religious is, often in its appearance, a regression towards the aesthetic. ..The ethical is sheer interpretation itself.” – S.Zizek