Babel by Pieter
Bruegel the Elder
Did the builders of Babel, a city with a tower (Genesis
11/1-9), set to speaking different languages or did
they quite simply set to stopping understanding each other
in the same language? The depletion and shift in meaning as
well as complication and falsities of a language make it
unfit for the subtle Truth of Life.
Seen from this perspective, the Babel Tower is not finished,
it still keeps on going up.
Ankyloses and clumsinesses have made me slow
down. I am having a bit of a rest after the Pilgrimage and
taking advantage of it to work a little and think over the blog
There is no shortage of ideas for entries. The bag of my brains
is full of them, but there is such a problem as to get the right
helpful entry. First I wished I would take Léon Bloy as a good
topic, because he was a fiery believer, an intresting weirdo
among the mad men of God, who have left right
Holy-Heights-oriented steep paths behind, but hard rocky paths.
However, not only are those torpedoes of God quasi untellable,
because the inevitably slow sequence of words prevents them from
showing the rainbow of their humanity as a contiguous unit, but
they are frightening sometimes. This is the case in Bloy, who
was a man of very great piety, kindness and generosity in his
intimity, but could appear as a dreadful writer. He often made
big hullabaloos, so he was regarded as a nasty, abusing,
sometimes sardonic mocking guy towards the half-hearted, the
middle-class, the conformist, the clever, the worldly preachers
— he called Lacordaire "a liberator-like trombone"; François
Angelier called Bloy "The just man's fury" (I have not read the
book, but it seems properly entitled) —. Many people used to
consider and are still considering Bloy as an implacable foe or
an unhinged man. But well, I postpone the entry about Léon Bloy.
However, the issue of Bloy's language characteristically poses
the problem of language as a whole. That mocking accuser used to
offend or frighten people, because I think the French language
did not offer to him many alternatives between what is normal
and what is rotten, the truth and falsehood; but language as a
whole never offers alternatives in a lot of fields. Therefore, I
have just decided to talk a little bit about language, which I
consider as the most difficult problem that confronts people
willing to go to the bottom of matters, unravel mysteries of the
Truth, including God Himself, because He has to speak a
weak incomplete language to be understood by man, if that! On
the condition that a prophet makes every effort to
explain and develop His Word.
Man cannot attain the Truth, as it is, and the
impotence of language does not fix it. For instance, I have said
over and over again that I am unable to depict the Surnatural
that I witnessed at Arès whether Jesus' apparition in 1974 or
the Theophany in 1977, because they defy description, they are
beyond vocabulary. All the components of the the Messenger's
and the Father's manifestations were physically visible,
audible, tangible, but all of them were different from all that
is physically visible, audible, tangible on earth. And let's not
forget the feelings that went through me then! Montaigne was
right when he gave his written works the title of essays in the
meaning of attempts. Our speech is but an attempt at expressing
things. We stutter, we talk gibberish, we abbreviate, we are
forever looking for words which we cannot find. Our speech is
always approximate. But well, do we have had any better speech?
Language is not an outcome of the stammering which is supposed
to be the first attempts of the primitive's communication.
Language has its origin in speech, which is one of the five
gifts or Attributes (Rev of Arès 21/4, 22/11, 26/17):
individuality, creativity, love, freedom and speech that the
Maker gave Adam on the day He created him by spiritualizing an
animal with a well-developed brain (vii/1-5). In the
beginning it was certainly the angelical language, but sin
later made it fail, ruined it (Rev of Arès 2/1-5, Tour de
Babel Genèse 11/1-9). It has so far changed into an
unstable sequence of unsufficient inadequate words linked
together by a doddery olf grammar.
Words never stop inflecting in meaning and not only are just
residues from the very ancient riches of the Edenic vocabulary,
but also just indications, or hints, or "verbal traces"
(Merleau-Ponty); they fail to determine things accurately,
whether concrete or abstract. Etymologists set forth how words
make headway, but they can do so because nobody can contradict
them, because little or nothing is known with certainty about
that. They say that Athena or Minerva has eyes pers and that
Louis the 18th suffered from podagra, but in reality no one
knows the accurate meanings of pers (some blue color) and
podagra (some kind of gout). A third of the Quran words, honest
Arabists admit, lack clear meanings and sometimes have no
meaning at all, but religious people and translaters abhor
emptiness and fill the gaps. The same is told about the Psalms
and other Biblical books: How can you understand Ezekiel unless
you have any spirit of invention? What about misleadind
impressions when they add their colors to the unclear colors of
the text ? Is it really possible to avoid the exegetic theologic
amazing colorings: the Trinity, the Redeeming of the
world's sins through the cross, the double predestination, the
emptyness in brackets, etc?
There are no safe ressources, but the witness as long as he is
Now, the Bible and Quran, which have lost purity and meaning in
many passages (Rev of Arès 16/12, 35/12), demand no
salvage operation. Under the Light of The
Revelation of Arès a reader easily ignores those of their
passages obviously distorted and remains trouble-free, since The
Revelation of Arès, the Good Book, which is
immensely Wise, tells clearly that man does not reach
salvation by reading or by ideas, but by penitence.
The devil take language! Penitence is the absolute
chariot that takes us to the Kingdom, which even
people who do not believe in God (28/12) can enter. No
need to rebuild a cathedral of words and bow and knee down
before it. Living in love. Attaining a penitent life
of love, forgiveness, peace,
good-hearted intelligence free from
prejudices is enough. Not language, but penitence
makes man comes across good inspiration.
We cannot think otherwise than in forms inherited from language.
So this means that thinking is as deficient as speaking and it
is even weaker when intuition is involved. Intuition cannot be
either explained in detail or set forth or grammaticalized.
Borrowing from intuition is like keeping on belonging in
something unspecified, a crossover, close to the Truth
or still further from the Truth? It is like plunging
in chaos: Truth or entanglement? So thinking of the Truth
is something of an oxymoron. Hence the numberless variations on
Protestant faith, for instance. This proves that the more a
reader loads up a text, for instance the Palestinian Gospel,
with intuitions, the less the text promotes Truth.
Reckless and hasty as we are, we always fail to keep in mind
sufficiently what remains clear and right from all that we read
and that disperses in our brains. We are never cautious enough
facing the inevitable instability, therefore relativity of
language whether spoken or written. Hence we cannot blame those
who interpret The Revelation of Arès in different
ways. We can only regret that they do nor believe me when I tell
them that the Arès Word means this rather than that, because I
am the cause and root of what is printed, so only I can lay down
the sense and life of the words. If they are loath to refer to
the man that has been given the charisma of recognizing the
sense, they would better let the words move continually in their
minds rather than allot to each of them a sole final place.
Words too can love the way men love, that is, in a way often
very difficult to discover on first glance. We have to learn how
to socialize with the words that disconcert because a lot of
them move about in a circle of ideas, which they represent and
which have no words anymore in the language. Words too happen to
be free particularly when... indeed yes... they come from the
Father, the ultimate, prime Free One, Who let them
freely move around in our heads of images and likenesses
(Genesis 1/26). The best way out is to forget the words
and enter into penitence.
The prophet exists, because words are inadequate to
tell and manage everything.