“Justice as equality is founded..on the envy of the Other who has what we do not have, and..enjoys it..: since it is not possible to impose equal jouissance, what one can impose is only the equally shared prohibition.” – “the demand for justice is..the demand that the excessive enjoyment of the Other should be curtailed, so that everyone’s access to jouissance should be equal. ..The..outcome of this demand..is ascetism. ” – Slavoj Zizek
“prohibition..gives rise..to the fantasmatic supposition that the Thing in question is one that is attainable but only being debarred. Lacan thus asserts that the fundamental fantasy is there to veil from the subject the terminal nature of its loss.” – Matthew Sharpe on Lacan
“Lust does not come “naturally,” it is an obscene perverted “duty,” a painful drive of which we cannot rid ourselves. The entanglement of lust (sin) and law resides not only in the fact that the prohibition of sexuality makes lust desirable” – “The pain and guilt we feel when, against our will, we are dragged into sexual lust, are themselves sexualized. Not only do we feel pain and guilt at sexual enjoyment, we enjoy this very pain and guilt.” – Slavoj Zizek
“..For Freud, the social dimension of the symptom relied on an Other that was consistent, an Other that produced..the “neurotic subject” that produced guilt, duty, prohibition, etc. ..The Other provided the linkage for unraveling the symptom. The semblant that was used to cover over the horror of the real was the Other.” – danieltutt.com
“Is not Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings the ultimate proof?
Only a devout Christian could have imagined such magnificent pagan universe, thereby confirming that paganism is the ultimate Christian dream.
You want to enjoy the pagan dream of pleasurable life without paying the price of melancholic sadness for it? Choose Christianity!” – Slavoj Zizek