Our First Temptations

Our First Temptations

As we're in the coronavirus era let's take a look at the meaning of hope in this era and how we can benefit from it.

As the days of coronavirus pass, there is a common indication between all the world politicians, from the likes of us president and the UK prime minister and even our local politicians in Iran. that common indication is a sign of hope to improve the crisis which has become visible (Coronavirus Pandemic) soon; this will o the wisp, in a historical continuum this we have heard this so many times it isn't new us; this does not mean that the pandemic has been going on forever but is a reaction to the continuous usage of a drug called hope. When we look back in time, this false hope has been fed to us so many times. "we will make America great again, and "we can."
These slogans can be traced back to ancient times and the Pandora curse. According to Greek mythology, Pandora (the first woman) was created as a punishment to humanity; Zeus wanted to punish people because Prometheus stole the fire to give it to them. Her gifts were beautifully evil, according to Hesiod. Hephaestus created her from clay, shaping her perfectly, Aphrodite gave her femininity, and Athena taught her crafts. Hermes was ordered by Zeus to show her to be deceitful, stubborn, and curious.

Pandora was given a box or a jar called "pathos" in Greek. Gods told her that the box contained unique gifts from them, but she was not allowed to open the box ever. Then Hermes took her to Epimetheus, brother of Prometheus, to be his wife. Prometheus had advised Epimetheus not to accept anything from the Gods, but he saw Pandora and was astonished by her beauty, thus he took her right away. Pandora was trying to tame her curiosity, but in the end, she could not hold herself anymore; she opened the box, and all the illnesses and hardships came out. But there was one last thing in the jar, which was hope before the appearance of hope man knew about his death in the future. Maybe the most crucial prospect of hope was false hope. False hope is the same opium that exists through ideology, religion, and politics, and it's reflection can be seen in politics. Opium which through a false promise of repair and improving the yet to come future. But doesn't the feeling of despair would lead to nihilism and passivity? What is the consolation for all of this?
Along with this critique, let 's look at the arts and revolutionary politics in history. There are always two movements in history. One that has faith in change and hopes to the future and the other that has belief in change and has a feeling of despair about the past the former tries to reject the past to reach ideal, and the latter is trying to deny the past for emergency at now.
But let's take a look at the bible and Jesus' last moments to get a better understanding of hope and faith dilemma. according to Psalm 22 From the sixth hour until the ninth hour, darkness came over all the land. 46About the ninth hour, Jesus cried out in a loud voice, "Eli, Eli, lema sabachthani?" which means, "My God, My God, why have you forsaken Me?" 47 this is said by a man who through all has the hope of god being beside him and Had hoped for the support and companionship of God, but he still restlessly rejects the guilty world. Jesus Christ has two sides, one which is a spiritual side and is full of hope, and it's called Christ, and the other one is this human side called Jesus. Jesus is the same voice that says there is no heaven for the children of the man in the earth and Christ is the voice that when slapped in one side brings the other hand forward in the hope that person that hit him would kiss him
Because faith is entirely terrestrial, but the hope is something ideal, this last slip of Christ is precisely the moment these two are separated from one another. The moment of the birth of a hopeless believer, or a nihilist revolutionist, a revolutionary which the cross denies his chance of being.

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Moe Kaz
Apr 30 2020 00:47

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