Of God and Mammon

In the presence of mammon, God has ceased to exist in any cohesive spiritual form.

‘No man can serve two masters; for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon.’ 

Matthew 6:24

 

The de-spiritualization of global society proceeds apace.

The natural order of things, once copious and abundant, has suffered the constriction of collapsing difference. In the world of mammon, identity is traded on a plane of equivalence within which all things have their price. Identity is reduced to exchangeability, extinguishing priceless-ness.  Identity is more than a subjective psychological structure; it refers to the ubiquitous comparability of objects under the yoke of capitalism. Every – thing, is priced. Every value is liquid; set by conditions of exchange.

“These days man knows the price of everything, but the value of nothing.”

Oscar Wild


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