The Holy Ghost — The First Model of an Egalitarian Community

Excerpt from an essay about the European Crisis by the influential philosopher Slavoj Zizek:

…Europe not only stands for imperialism and colonialism but also for democracy, equality and emancipation. Even in Christianity one may discover many emancipatory ideas. For example, isn’t the Holy Ghost the first model of an egalitarian community? In that sense I am all in favour of a new leadership role for European culture. Those who wish to defend the European legacy through anti-immigration policies are the greatest danger for the European legacy. They, not the poor Muslims, are the true barbarians inside our gates….

Source: Die Zeit August 25

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3 responses to “The Holy Ghost — The First Model of an Egalitarian Community

  1. Elisabeth Ecker

    Why the Holy Ghost? Elisabeth