October 18th, 2018 10:01 AM
THE SEMITIC SUPERNATURAL VS THE EUROPEAN SUPERNORMAL
I remember reading “The Screwtape Letters” and Tolkien’s “Lord of the Rings” about the same time and I understood immediately the difference between authoritarian submissiveness (supernatural) and voluntary heroism (supernormal). We can achieve the supernormal, we are forbidden and submit to the supernatural.
Our myths are SUPERNORMAL. Even our ancestors (ghosts) are supernormal, rather than supernatural.
The european cultural metaphysics sees nothing as unattainable by man (competition). The semitic cultural metaphysics sees most as unattainable (submission).
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