Tag Archives: Jacques Ellul

The Judgment of Jonah

“That the conversion which God accepts is an interested one is self-evident. Every conversion is interested. Who can dare to say that his own life and death are of no concern to him? What ridiculous idealism would make us so … Continue reading

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The Humiliation of the Word – Jacques Ellul

  The Humiliation of the Word – Jacques Ellul “This, then, is our situation today: through the eruption of unlimited artificial images, we have reduced truth to the order of reality and banished the shy and fleeting expression of truth. … Continue reading

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Living in a universe of violent artificial images

Living in a universe of violent artificial images “Images of extreme violence produce either exact reproduction (which is short-lived) or else overall behavior of generalized brutality accompanied by impoverished language.) We must certainly beware of the fact that these images … Continue reading

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The role of images in creating cosplayers

The role of images in creating cosplayers “Because of the images that draw him into the story, he is liberated from the restraint usually placed on some of his instincts. He projects his personal desires onto the world, because these desires … Continue reading

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America Militant

militarism [ˈmɪlɪtəˌrɪzəm] n 1. (Military) military spirit; pursuit of military ideals 2. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) domination by the military in the formulation of policies, ideals, etc., esp on a political level (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) a policy of maintaining … Continue reading

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Propaganda and the People

Ellul is one of the greatest thinkers of our time; therefore he was very well able to analyze propaganda—unlike most people, who are so easily taken in by propaganda.

To most people, the word propaganda has negative connotations, because we think of how lies have been perpetrated via propaganda, but the word … Continue reading

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