Just let the title of this post sink in. Then ask yourself if it’s reasonable to think that the promises of victory over evil and death are possible. Meditate on that for a bit. Review history books. Read Becker.
Escape 23: Each society is a hero system that promises victory over evil and death.
Since there is no secular way to resolve the primal mystery of life and death, all secular societies are lies…Each society is a hero system that promises victory over evil and death. But no mortal, nor even a group of as many as 700 million clean revolutionary mortals, can keep such a promise…it is not within man’s means to triumph over evil and death. For secular societies the thing is ridiculous…cultures are fundamentally and basically styles of heroic death denial.
If each historical society is in some ways a lie or a mystification, the study of society becomes the revelation of the lie…We can then ask empirically, it seems to me, what are the costs of such denials of death, because we know how these denials are structured into styles of life. These…
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