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Dumai wrote (edited )

more than that - religion doesn't necessarily have to treat the abstract as concrete, so it doesn't have to be alienating and is not inherently oppressive

in fact imo christianity has a better shot at overcoming its metaphysical trappings than atheistic materialism b/c it isn't as hard for it to admit that the categories it employs are not pre-discursive

not that it's easy for christians by any means


kore wrote

right, and I also think that by not treating the abstract as concrete you accept that pre-discursive experience can never be explained, and often religions do well by being unapologetic about that ineffability.