Just Like Heaven [Nietzsche vs. Kierkegaard Knife Fight Edition]

On the Afterworldly (a reading from Nietzsche’s Thus Spoke Zarathustra) How is Heaven like a hospital? It is the place where the sick go to get well when they die. Such a terrible thing to say! The sick are supposed to be healed and free from illness when they go to Heaven. But this is […]

We played a flute for you, you did not dance. We sang dirge, you did not mourn.

It can be easier to learn, to retain information in cadence. Rhythms offer repetition. A kind of re-membering, reattaching significance to each other and to ourselves. Gilgamesh, Iliad, Odyssey, Job, Aeneid, Metamorphoses. These are all poems, all ancient stories. These are also all religious poems. Gods are everywhere. And they interact with humans. There is […]