“Dialectial atheism proves to be more than an intellectual position when it posits itself as a political project or existential demand: we will ourselves to be as impatient gods.  There can be no other god left remaining to remind us of the sin of hubris, here celebrated as our creativity.  The overdeterminacy of the other becomes the overdeterminacy of our own otherness, which we must exalt into the heavens.  Subsequent to Hegel, the rupture of the human and God, after speculative identity, can be traced to a reductive dialectic, greatly influential in shaping a projective theory of religion.  We meet the dark twin of the identity of God and man.  We have dialectically reconstructed ourselves as the false double of God.  In truth, this is a return to the equivocal, a return dissembled and dissembling, hence a return to evil, though it announces itself as the final liberation of human creativity” (God and The Between, 115).

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