The Devil In The Mirror

10 minutes. 1,100 Shots fired. 546 injured. 59 dead. In terms of the numbers alone the Las Vegas Shooting was nightmarish on a grand scale. It was hailed as the largest mass shooting in American history (it wasn’t). It sent our country into its normal flurry of arguments about guns: who should…

With the Bible in One Hand and Rebellion in the Other

Today, we would not think of a book translation as an earth-shattering event, but in 1534, when Martin Luther translated the Bible from Greek to German, a new world was born. Prior to his translation, some Catholic thinkers, like Erasmus, wished for as many people as possible to get their…

The Ethical Dimension

In his book Laruelle: Against the Digital, Alexander Galloway puts forward an excellent chapter on Laruelle’s ethics. For Laruelle, Christ is the cornerstone of humanity through his victimhood: on the cross—not as the representation of humanity, but as a generic figure of humanity—Christ suffers as a human. He is a victim…

Posthumanism and Religion Pt 1

What is posthumanism? If you’ve been anywhere near academia the last few years, you’ve likely heard the term “posthuman.” Posthumanism covers a diverse area of thought, branching into areas of study from archeology to computer science to the humanities. Common to all posthuman discourse is a central theme: the rejection…