“The dimension of inherent refusal ..is ..discernible in the ..outcome of her sacrificing everything: she sacrifices everything for X, her Cause (the old order embodied in the Pope), the Thing that really matters, and, as a result, she finally loses this X itself” – the dimension of inherent refusal that pertains to Versagung, its self-negating quality, almost Aufhebung, does not enter only with the sinthome of Sygne’s “No”.

– SLAVOJ ZIZEK on Synge’s marriage as more than just false sacrifice http://ift.tt/1RILK8R

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“what I want is all those perverse twists of redemption through suffering, the death of God, etc., but without God!” – “Can’t we have Christiantiy without this perverse core ..celebrating ..redemption through suffering,” a ..friend ..commented on ..“The Perverse Core of Christianity”: I could not bring myself to answer him: “But that is precisely the point of my book: what I want is all those perverse twists of redemption through suffering, the death of God, etc., but without God!”

– SLAVOJ ZIZEK http://ift.tt/1DMjsDT