Other pyroseminars include:

  • Embracing the Absurd | Atheism isn’t Enough

  • Beyond Belief | Christianity and Ideology Critique

  • The Alien from Inner Space | Sin and Prometheus

  • On Love | The Unwanted Gift of Nothing

  • Embracing Failure | On Not Getting what you Want

  • The Tech of Pyrotheology | Transformance Art

  • The Tech of Pyrotheology | Decentering Practices

  • Freedom from Meaning | Drive, Grace, the Absurd

  • The Last Guru | On Fantasy and Transference

  • Escaping the Sitcom | On Brent and Gargoyles

  • Catching Light | Lewis and the Sublime

  • God After God | The Certainty of Doubt

  • Joined by Lack | The Ontic and the Metaphysical

  • Confronting the Holy | Whole or Hole

  • Losing the Lost Object | On Conversion

  • On Envy and Jealousy | Girard and Christology

  • Deranged Animal | Desire, Drive and The Thing

  • The Meaning in Life | Drive and the Transcendental

  • Alienation Times Two | Traversing the Fantasy

  • God Forsaking God | Conversion, Forgiveness, Joy

  • Who is No. 1 | Peterson, PC and the Unconscious

  • Is God Dead | The Event of Radical Theology

  • Mapping Pyrotheology | Returning to the Start

  • Problem or Symptom | The Zizek/Peterson Debate

Projection or Projectile? The Right Wing Deviation of the Left

My September pyroseminar is going to argue that a fundamental error in Leftist Politics can be seen manifesting itself in the current toxic state of Liberal and Progressive politics. Rather counter-intuitively, I want to show that part of the problem lies in the Left's early rejection of religion as understood by Hegel. This rejection can be linked to the philosopher Feuerbach, who saw himself as the philosophical friend of theologians, and who believed that he had revealed Christianity's great truth. He developed an anthological understanding of Christianity that was adopted and adapted by Marx. The result was a view of religion as a type of ideological painkiller that helps to relieve the sufferings of the world, while being largely powerless to effect change in the world.

I want to show that this move effectively removed the revolutionary sting from Christianity, and is largely responsible for a Right Wing deviation nestled in the very heart of the Left.

Time and Date

28th September | 11am PST

As always, the seminar can be watched live or later. To access this - and all other - pyroseminars, you just need to be signed up to the Flame level, or above, on Patreon.