Christianity and the Flows


The issue with Christianity is not specifically its account of what Zero and One are, but rather how Zero functions “in the long run.” As every good southern boy raised under a roof of a house of God (I am raised under such a roof even today (my dad is the most Christian person I know)) knows, in the beginning there was God. Genesis 1:1–3 (KJV), “In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth. And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters. And God said, Let there be light: and there was light.” Where are the flows in Christianity? Genesis 2:10 (KJV), “And a river went out of Eden to water the garden; and from thence it was parted, and became into four heads.” This is the beginning: there is the sea which is formless chaos. It is then individuated (the sea (= 0) which is Zero is individuated into One which is that straight river (= 1)) into the river which is further broken down into four more rivers. But then, in Revelation 22:1 (KJV), “And he shewed me a pure river of water of life, clear as crystal, proceeding out of the throne of God and of the Lamb.” At the end there is still the flow of the river. But this river bears fruit for us. The Bible is clear that those righteous ones will ascend to heaven out of their faith in Jesus Christ, that is, God. But let us go back to this idea of light that was there after the dark sea. Revelation 22:5 (KJV), “And there shall be no night there; and they need no candle, neither light of the sun; for the Lord God giveth them light; and they shall reign for ever and ever.” But if this river never ends, that is, it never goes back into the sea, into tohu bohu (tohu bohu being that formless deep oceanic abyss which God moved upon before there was light), then One never dissolves into Zero. Is this not an issue with Christianity?

My father and I discussed this, and we came to multiple conclusions. Our first conclusion, which was actually his suggestion and not mine, was sort of like eternal recurrence but not on the level of subjects, but on the level of the universe. Essentially, my father questioned and asked what happened to heaven in Genesis? We know that it was created before the earth because of the syntax of Genesis 1:1. My father suggested that maybe there was a whole universe before us, with its own creation and Bible, etc. And that our angels, such as Michael and Gabriel, were humans just as us in the creation that preceded us. I then entered in and proposed the idea that when they ascended into heaven they were annihilated. And thus, Zero to One to Zero. Ultimately, we concluded that this was a very radical interpretation that didn’t have much basis. What was suggested then is that the Deep oceanic abyss is above heaven, and because God is alpha and omega, it will end in the Deep oceanic abyss. One will end in Zero. Psalm 148:4, “Praise him, ye heavens of heavens, and ye waters that be above the heavens.” The Deep is above heaven, and it still evades light. That it evades light is evidenced in Psalm 18. Psalm 18:11–12, “He made darkness his secret place; his pavilion round about him were dark waters and thick clouds of the skies. At the brightness that was before him his thick clouds passed, hail stones and coals of fire.” Light is concealed in darkness which is God’s and there in the end. Those deep waters are God’s secret place.

But ultimately, the flows are not found in Christianity because, according to Christianity, God does not drown…


How sweet terror is, not a single line, or a ray of morning sunlight fails to contain the sweetness of anguish. - Georges Bataille

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How sweet terror is, not a single line, or a ray of morning sunlight fails to contain the sweetness of anguish. - Georges Bataille