Just so everyone knows, according to the excerpts from The Divine Inexistence published in Harman’s book on Meillassoux, the logical consequences of an embrace of the radical contingency of all being and the inexistence of God are as follows:
- The belief in creation ex nihilo
- Anthropocentrism: the contingent becoming of the universe reaches its pinnacle and unsurpassable goal in humanity
- Faith in the resurrection of the dead
- Hope in a coming mediator figure who, though possessing the divine power necessary to inaugurate the resurrection, empties himself
- An ethics based on living in joyful hope of the resurrection
It’s a good thing we have Meillassoux to tell us about these radically new and unheard-of ideas! I wonder if the other sections tell us about such innovations as a ceremonial cleansing to enter the messianic community or a symbolic meal commemorating the mediator figure.