In this world we are not free.
All we have is permissions.
In The Revelation of Arès the meaning of free
is absolute ; what's more, you can't separate free (10/10)
from gentle and peaceful (35/14); it doe not mean
rebellious or revolutionary. The Aresian freedom is an
hypostasis, a spiritual entity or strength, an image
of the Creator (Genesis 1/26) reified within any penitent.
Twenty-eight years ago, I was only 60 years old; I was young. I
designed the word opposingness (see "Et ce que tu
auras écrit", Le Pèlerin d'Arès 1989, bilingual) so that
we could tell the longing for evading sin from opposition as a
synonym for rebellion or revolution. However, the meaning of
opposingness very close to opposition was ambiguous.
As I have aged, I would rather say, "Free" now, the
word that the Messenger's lips uttered (Arès Rev
10/10, 32/2). Opposition as a synonym for rebellion or
revolution is nothing but endless retaliation (Arès Rev
27/9), violence, it does nothing but substitute a dominator
for another, a law for another, which is yet rats'
law, as the Father says (xix/24) so as to
remind us of the amazing prolificacy of rats and
conjure up something that never stops occuring in History.
History! we have to put an end to it, because it is just slaves
and maters' History.
An opposing man simply is a free man. An absolutely free
The free man is like the Gospel , he has no existence
yet but that in the depths (Arès Rev25/4) of his
Our mission consists in having the free man rise up
back to his own surface!
On the surface mankind has been one of slaves
so far, even though they are no slaves "in fetters" (Rousseau) any
more, chastised or hanged after they have fled, even whenever they
get good salaries, good food, good homes, good pensions.
Let's note the reason why nothing has changed in masses ever since
Adam sinned (Arès Rev 2/1-5), that is, today's rebellious
slave like the rebellious slave of old "is not concerned about his
master as a being; he denies him as a master, and let's note
that any rebel or revolutionary today or formerly yearns for
another power and another law" (Camus), which is gravely
On the contrary, the free man is concerned about any
human, even his master, as a being, thereby standing as an apostle
of Good and wanting no power, at all.
The free man sets his steps in the Steps
(Arès Rev 2/12) of the Father, Who has given man The
Revelation of Arès. The free men dismisses the books
of men (16/12, 35/12) which have slipped into the Scripture
by the mighty in times when dominating on God's behalf
gave them unimpeachability, but have not democracies been
established by unimpeachable books of men? The man that is spiritually, therefore absolutely, free
indeed complies with the dominators' law, but deep down he
has rejected all books of men, consequently all dominations,
even democracies (a trap-word, a double-barrelled word), and he
gives himself love, forgiveness, peace, spiritual intelligence
free from every prejudice as weapons to win the
metaphysical war against Evil. Which makes materialists and other
rationalists laugh coarsely, but the adversary inevitably laughs
coarsely at the start of a war, whatever.
Now, on the Father's Day (Arès Rev 24/5) the free
man will be even freed from death.
Only two weeks ago I thought I was a free man. Sadly, I
was being just flat on my back as a dog whose belly the cushy ways
of life like fingers were tickling. I got up off the ground with a
start. A software which had just been downloaded into the very
computer I am currently making this blog entry 190 turned out to
be unsuitable for use together with something else, I dont know
what, in which I am not interested anyhow — I've had more than I
can take of computing technology, which is a master among
thousands of masters —. The tree structure and a few application
programs broke up in my machine. What a blow! Putting right my
computer was a long chore, and as I had to fix it by myself, since
there is no one to do the dirty work instead of me. I had plenty
of time to repeat myself that the computer was not my tool, but my
master. This made the volcano of Arès's Word re-erupt
within me (Arès Rev L/6). I found it
sadly funny telling myself that dominators and despoilers
(Arès Rev 27/9), whether religion or politics or media,
etc., were now emulated by the formidable masters of
computing, given that domination and despoliation result
from the madness to make, institute, impose... I laughed and my
laugh was bitter, comforting though.
On a September day I was driving towards Britain on board my new
car stuffed with electronics, a monstrous jail with bars made of
waves, a great many impalpable bars harder to work free than iron
bars. I was listening to France Culture. A geezer from Jerusalem
University, Yuval Noah Harari, was stating that we would be ruled
by algorithms instead of human beings by 2050; algorithms are
complex mathematical formulas which man makes, makes, makes...
Harari was speaking like a fortunes telling fakir and I was
stunned listening to the the emcees' veneration word towards him
like towards a god heavenly or political — rationalistic
materialism is a new religion —. But the truth about those wild
imaginings was the perpetual forecast that man's exploitation of
man would be carried on more boldly than ever.
Computer powers now rule over the Internet, that we can't get out
anymore. Up to insanity! Lo and behold, now we have to declare
income and pay taxes through the Internet, it's the law! It's
pitiful! What can people do, who have no computer? A certain
number of my brothers and sisters do not have any computer; they
read this blog printed on paper sheets. But this is just an
instance, not the worst, among ten thousand examples of the domination
that overwhelms man, who keeps on complying with it like an animal
I am going to be told, What ? It only took a crash in your
computer and a rash statement by an Israeli academic to draw the
conclusion that History will remain the History of slaves and
masters, whatever way or form this will take? No! Social
advances in politics will sooner or later result in marvelous
equality and fraternity.
I reply, I hope that I have enough charisma to maintain that all
over the world crashes and other disasters caused by
dominators in every field and wild imaginings produced or
supported by them have been and are to be legion (Mark 5/10)
ever until the sin of sins occurs, if the course of
events is not changed. The Revelation of Arès has
reminded me that the happy world will never be brought into
existence by religion, politics or science, but it will be so by
individual penitence. The world will change (Arès
Rev 28/7) for the better only if each fellow of a small
remnant (24/1) of penitents changes for the
better (30/11). Only vertue can provide
absolute freedom and absolute happiness is impossible
without absolute freedom.I think of Socrates
on the brink of drinking hemlock, who said, "I should scoff at
myself, if I had to keep on clinging to the life" ("Phaedo",
Plato). Just like him I woudd rather die than have to live and be
stopped working for Good.
God as a dominator, king or supreme judge is just a fabrication of
religious people and their political partners. They have devised
that sort of God so as to pass themselves off as gentle lenient
people comparatively. Quite the opposite the Father is the supreme liberator and we
have to proclaim it to the world.
We are presented by The Revelation of Arès with a plain
choice: Either we recreate ourselves as images and likenesses
(Genesis 1/26) of the most loving Father (Arès Rev 12/7)
by living as penitents, or we keep on furthering our
masters whether religious, or political, etc.
What is a free man? One who says yes or no whenever he
wants to, but who has become a penitent in order to say
yes or no in an intelligent way (Arès Rev 32/5).
The others keep on being slaves or masters sometimes alternately,
and when sometimes slaves sometimes masters happen to disappear
their historical extinction is always temporary. But they carry a
lot of weight like a moutain tied to our feet so much so
that they drag us down to the bottom. The rope knots can't
be severed and as they are complicated knots we have have to form
a vast small remnant (24/1, 26/1) to untie them. Penitents as far as possible avoid living on in the same
History as sinners unlike slaves and masters whom
History has bound together in a conflict which has uninterruptedly
established their inseparable existence. Among sinners
we as free apostles never stop moving along. They all
are our brothers, even though we do not share their fate, because
we are opponents of sin. In the middle of them we look
for the people inclined to be like us.
The Creator, the Father, leaves each man free to be what
he wants to be a sinner or a penitent. But only the free penitents will prevail at the end