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To read the word of God directly, without the mediation of the Church, was inevitably to take it literally; in many ways, Protestantism itself is a phenomena of mass printing and rising literacy rates.

— Jason Louv, 2018

[...] the dogmatic authority of the church weakens to the point that it can no longer wholly constrain philosophy within the mould of theology, violent disputes— antinomies—begin to flourish. Due to the ‘internecine strife of the metaphysicians’ polyglot forces begin to be sucked into conflict, at first mobilized against particular systems of reason, fighting under the banner of another. But eventually a more generalized antagonism begins to emerge, various elements begin to throw off the authority of metaphysics as such, scepticism spreads and the nomads begin to drift back, with renewed élan.

Kant’s critical philosophy is the most elaborate fit of panic in the history of the Earth. Its more brutish—and even more consequential—ancestor was Luther’s hysterical reaction to the disintegration of Christendom. A kind of intellectual paralysis, the basic symptom of which was a demand for rigorous and consistent austerity, was common to both. Like Luther, Kant was forced into conflict with an institution steeped in tradition with which he would have been happier to conform; if only it were strong enough to keep the barbarians at bay. But whilst atheists (such as Hume) threatened to wash everything away, the pope spawned bastards and Christian Wolff pontificated absurdities. There was only one answer, revolt in the service of the establishment, and the revolt, once begun, was carried through with a steel dedication. What was also common to both of these reluctant rebels was the renewed vitality that they breathed into the antique institutions they engaged. Within a few years of Luther, the Jesuits, after Kant, Hegel. Catholicism and metaphysics both reborn. After all, fear is the passionate enthusiasm for the same.

— Nick Land

Traced to Luther, but really Protest is as old as the Romish "Catholic" Church itself.

Protest is from the Romish Papacy seen as a type of heresy, or sectarianism.


Modernity; Esoteric Protestantism; Religion; Annihilation; Nihilism