Tag Archives: Freedom

The benefits of a virtual entertainment dreamworld needn’t be explained here – everything is accessible at my fingertips aside from freedom… aside from a way to log out

Harmon Cooper, The Feedback Loop

Hermetic quote Cooper Feedback benefits

“Are we supposed to feel this shame over our triviality, our mean-spiritedness, our PoMo irony, our consumer frenzy, our hatred of the body and of all nature, our obsession with gadgetry & “information”, our degraded pop culture, our vapid or morbid art & lit, & so on & so on? — or should we defend all this as “freedom” and our “way of life”?”
—Peter Lamborn Wilson, Crisis of Meaning

Quote featured at FREEDOM IS IN PERIL from the Ministry of Information.

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“I understand that we need to take every step possible to keep America free from the threat of terrorists and saboteurs, but we should always keep in mind that Freedom makes America great. When we remember this, we also have to remember that Freedom comes with a price. That price may be as steep as our lives or the lives of those we love.”
—Will Bridewell, Preserve Your Freedom

Quote featured at FREEDOM IS IN PERIL from the Ministry of Information.

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“Our forefather, Aleister Crowley wrote that we “have the right to live by our own law.” This is not a call to anarchy, but to openly and shamelessly be whom we are, to demand the freedom to be this person, and to defend the rights of others to be their true selves. Here he also says that we “have the right to love whom we will, when, where, and how we will,” quoting from our Holy Book, The Book of the Law. What truer statement of individual freedom and spiritual expression can there be, when through the act of love we connect with the divine?”
— Beth Kimbell, Sexual Freedom, Spiritual Expression

Quote featured at FREEDOM IS IN PERIL from the Ministry of Information.

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Adam, Eve, and the Serpent

Adam, Eve, and the Serpent: Sex and Politics in Early Christianity by Elaine Pagels, the 1989 paperback edition from Vintage Books, is part of the collection at the Reading Room.

Elaine Pagels Adam, Eve, and the Serpent from Vintage Books

“How did the early Christians come to believe that sex was inherently sinful? When did the Fall of Adam become synonymous with the fall of all humanity? What turned Christianity from a dissident sect that championed the integrity of the individual and the idea of free will into the bulwark of a new imperial order—with the central belief that human beings cannot choose not to sin? In this provocative masterpiece of historical scholarship Elaine Pagels re-creates the controversies that racked the early church as it confronted the riddles of sexuality, freedom, and sin as embodied in the story of Genesis. And she shows what was once heresy came to shape our own attitudes toward the body and the soul.” — back cover