Tuesday, 12 January 2016

Life Lessons From Rust Cohle...

"Transference of fear and self-loathing to an authoritarian vessel. It's catharsis. He absorbs their dread with his narrative. Because of this, he's effective at proportion to the amount of certainty he can project. Certain linguistic anthropologists think that religion is a language virus that rewrites pathways in the brain. Dulls critical thinking"

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  1. Does anyone at all recall the final scene of the series when Cohle has a Saul/St-Paul-like conversion (Before his conversion, Paul, then known as Saul, was a "zealous" Pharisee who "intensely persecuted" the followers of Jesus. Wiki)?

    He is then compelled to likewise renounce his own negative ways as his near-death experience and the ineffable warmth and profound love he senses residing therein effectively rekindles his FAITH in the "...light winning over the darkness".

    I'd appreciate the input of students of Gnosticism re. this particular series.

    What say you?


  2. Cohl: "You're looking at it wrong. The sky ain't dark. If you ask me the light is winning."