Immanentize the eschaton – in conversation with an environmental scientist, I learn that there are some political, religious and scientific thinkers who believe some “end of days” type event(s) might actually be a good thing for our screwed up world and, possibly, in the long term interest of, well, I’m thinking, those political, religious and scientific “thinkers.” Good for the world? Things have to be pretty bad for “end of the world” to sound like not such a bad thing. I dunno. I’m not on board with the rapture. Maybe I need to re-read The Book of Revelations.
Speaking of environmental and financial messes, F. Scott Fitzgerald in The Great Gatsby has a character remark on the tendency of the very rich, the very well to do, to simply “walk away” from the messes they themselves create.
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“To immanentize the eschaton means trying to make the eschaton (the transcendent, uncreated, spiritual, or future; the end of days, see eschatology) in the immanent (within the limits of possible experience) world.”
Jon Stewart speaking to a Republican guest on The Daily Show remarks, “So your party is the only party that can fix the damage your party has done?”