Man and Sin by Piet Schoonenberg (1964) 1.7AE

Summary of text [comment] pages 49 and 50

[Another beauty to the notation thinkdivine and thinkgroup is the base of the exponent: think.


What a beautiful word.

You cannot see or hear it.

You cannot touch it.

You cannot smell or taste it.

What is an object of thought?

The answer must be “an object that brings us into relation or organization”.

An object of thought attracts us.

Althusser called the attraction: “interpellation”.]


Man and Sin by Piet Schoonenberg (1964) 1.7AD

[Thinkdivine includes the capacity to say “I will not be one with the mob”.

Jung called it “individuation”.

Here, “the presence underlying the word ‘religion'” comes into play. Religion relates to sovereign power as infra (similar to thinkgroup) and supra (similar to thinkdivine).

The transcendence and immanence of God comes to mind. God is transcendent above sovereign and disciplinary powers. God is immanent below sovereign and disciplinary powers.

God is “the object that brings us all into relation”.

God inspires the righteousness that underlies “the objects that bring us into organization”.]


Man and Sin by Piet Schoonenberg (1964) 1.7AB

Summary of text [comment] pages 49 and 50

[Let me recall the mystery. God’s immanence suffers. God’s transcendence does not.

Thinkgroup often leads to prosperity. It often leads to sorrow. The ocean of regrets and the fantasyland of pro-objects came from thinkgroups.

Thinkdivine contains a registry of that suffering, yet it remains unmoved on the rock of truth.



Man and Sin by Piet Schoonenberg (1964) 1.7AA

[To the degree that our thoughts align with thinkdivine, we encourage human flourishing .

The power of divine is infinite, creative and life-giving.

Does this not sound like grace?

“To the degree that our thought aligns with thinkdivine” is “the degree that each one of us realizes our mindfulness, sanity and integrity”.]


Man and Sin by Piet Schoonenberg (1964) 1.7Z

[Back to the message underlying the word “religion”.

Thinkdivine equals “think multiplied by all people, living and dead”.

Among all those people is God Himself.

Is that not weird?

Imagine every thinkgroup and thinkpro-object compiled. The compilation alone would be a revelation. It would be so huge. It would be filled with mindboggling immorality and stupidity. It would be unbelievable. It would be like a gigantic fantasyland on the other side of the sea.

In retrospect, could anything in this compilation be called “think” at all? Or would that be an injustice to the word “think”?

Now take an imaginary step back, and picture another compilation listing all the regrets associated with every thinkgroup and thinkpro-object. It would be less mind boggling, less insane, more believable. Also, it would be significantly larger than the first compilation. It would be like the ocean that one must sail to fantasyland.

If we keep going backwards, we step onto the solidity of thinkdivine.

Without thinkdivine, think is an ocean of regrets and a fantasyland of fixations.

Do you want proof?

Consider any historic emanation of the postreligionist (enlightenment) godhead.]


Man and Sin by Piet Schoonenberg (1964) 1.7Y

Summary of text [comment] pages 49 and 50

[Let me briefly recall the mystery of God’s suffering. In immanence, God suffers. In transcendence, God does not suffer.

Compare this to Progressive American television (circa 7815 U0’).

In immanence, the “victims on TV suffer”. They stand in for the viewer. TV victims are disempowered. So are the viewers.

In transcendence, the Progressive elites (who produce television programs) do not suffer. They manipulate the knowledge and emotions of their disempowered viewers.

Hmmm. Is there a bizarre parallel here?]


Man and Sin by Piet Schoonenberg (1964) 1.7X

[In 2015, Progressive televisionaries favor tyranny.

They broadcast postreligionist (enlightenment) religious points of view.

They claim they are “not religious”, but look again.

Thinkgroups multiply and seek sovereign power.

They divide the world into a diversity of thinkpro-objects and thinkanti-objects.

See and believe.]


Man and Sin by Piet Schoonenberg (1964) 1.7W

[Plus, you cannot talk back to the television.

Do the televisionaries know what they are doing?

Do the televisionaries know that you cannot talk back to the TV?

Consider how they portray “victims”. “The victims on TV” stand in “for you, the viewers, the voiceless ones”.

The producers of elite propaganda claim that “they are on your side”. They and you (the voiceless viewer) are united against “some disturbing malignant class of agents that are responsible for your voicelessness”.

However, your voicelessness is a character of the medium itself.]


Man and Sin by Piet Schoonenberg (1964) 1.7V

[Thinkgroup expresses itself in talk.

The more talk is one-sided, the more the thinkgroup sounds like a leviathan. In this regard, the potential of all forms of broadcast media cannot be underestimated.

America’s current nascent (2015) totalitarian state exploits the advantages of a new way of talking: television.

The totalitarian states of the 1930’s also benefitted from a new way of talking: radio.

With radio and television, a handful of individuals (or thinkgroup) can produce the impression of a mass movement. One news announcer can be very compelling. Televisionaries broadcast their points of view directly into your living space. They talk as if they are reporting to you. They selectively present images to you.

The greater the percentage of the population that watches broadcast media, the more convincing the Progressive elites sound.]