Summary of text [comment] pages 49 and 50
[The so-called European Enlightenment elevated Greek thought over so-called Judeo-Christian superstition. These thinkers claimed to be “not religious”. I call them “postreligionist”.
The self-labeled enlightened ones made two columns labeled “transcendence” and “immanence”. They then put Yahweh into the “transcendence” column, thereby unconsciously projecting onto Him all the attributes of Zeus. Zeus is a majestic, transcendent and capricious god. So also, by association, is Yahweh.
Postreligionist (enlightenment) thinkers then put Jesus into the “immanence” column, thereby unconsciously projecting onto Him all the attributes of someone like Socrates. Socrates undermined the Athenian social system with his persistent questions. By association, so did Jesus. Jesus was a political animal.
Postreligionist (enlightenment) thinkers never imagined that there was a third element. The list itself constituted a third.
They also never imagined what made their list possible. Paper, pen and ink turned their list into something that they could see.
Neither the paper nor the pen nor the ink have the character of a Zeus or Socrates.
They reflect a mystery that the postreligionists could not imagine.]