The Pilgrimage





Original Failure



Both St. Paul and St. Augustine got the notion of failure (i.e. Augustine of original failure), that is to say, of sin, right, but for the wrong reason. Sin (i.e. limitation, hence failure to perform @100%) is basic to the process of life (i.e. to emergence and de-mergence of all real life forms). Sin (i.e. ‘missing the mark’) is not the result of Eve’s (or the man’s (i.e. the adam’s, i.e. the groundling’s) ‘failure’ (to heed the health warning, to wit: “You may freely eat of every tree of the garden; but of the tree of the knowledge of good and bad you shall not eat, for in the day that you eat of it you shall die (that’s the health warning)."). Failure (i.e. limitation, sin) is the sine qua non of the process that creates real units of identity (i.e. Real True Selves).


When Augustine attributed failure (i.e. sin) to man and not to the original creation process (as offspring of the marriage of Goddess with God (i.e. of an application running on a basic operating system)) he erred grievously, but with intent (i.e. to give absolute power over humans to the Church).

It was not man but Yahweh (i.e. the national God of the Israelites) who introduced (in fact needed to introduce) limitation into life. After all, He had made the man limited, indicating that fact by growing the two trees, eating of which would have (possibly) completed the man as a god in his own right, a state to which the man (but not the woman) appears to have been elevated when, in Genesis 3, verse 22, it is clearly stated: “The Yahweh elohim (i.e. of the Powers) said: ‘Behold, the man has become as one of us, knowing good and bad’; ….”


Furthermore, when Yahweh observed, ‘It is not good for the man to be alone’, He admitted that He had failed, since He had just made the man alone, hence had produced a ‘not good’ act. He then followed up his first screw-up (i.e. limitation) with a second, namely by making animals to be man’s companions (or counterparts), and which were then rejected.


In short, all life forms are born limited, thereby being condemned to both failure to become whole (i.e. to miss the mark) and success at becoming absolutely real identities (i.e. offspring of God and Goddess), i.e. to hit and make absolutely real any mark of their choosing.