Anathema

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People ask me if I ever thought of writing a children's book. I say, 'If I had a serious brain injury I might well write a children's book', but otherwise the idea of being conscious of who you're directing the story to is anathema to me, because, in my view, fiction is freedom and any restraints on that are intolerable.
Reza Aslan:...In the 5,000-year history of Jewish thought, the notion of a God-man is completely anathema to everything Judaism stands for....
...the Church can claim but one invention as thoroughly original with her — namely, the doctrine of eternal damnation, and one custom, that of the anathema. ~ Helena Petrovna Blavatsky.
Any social order that can function with a minimum of leadership will be anathema to the intellectual.
The intellectual craves a social order in which uncommon people perform uncommon tasks every day. ~ Eric Hoffer.

Anathema was originally used as a term for exile from the church but evolved to mean "set apart, banished, denounced". The word comes from Koine Greek ἀνάθεμα, meaning "something dedicated, especially dedicated to evil", from ἀνατίθημι (anatithēmi), meaning "offer as a votive gift", from ἀνά (ana), meaning "on", and τίθημι (tithēmi), meaning "I put". It originally meant something lifted up as an offering to the gods; it later evolved to mean to be; formally set apart; banished, exiled, excommunicated; and enounced, sometimes accursed.

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  • If you're asking if whether Jesus expected to be seen as God made flesh, as the living embodiment, the incarnation of God, then the answer to that is absolutely no. Such a thing did not exist in Judaism. In the 5,000-year history of Jewish thought, the notion of a God-man is completely anathema to everything Judaism stands for. The idea that Jesus could've conceived of himself — or that even his followers could've conceived of him — as divine, contradicts everything that has ever been said about Judaism as a religion.

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  • The word [anathema] literally means something set up or laid by to be kept, as a votive offering might be hung on a temple wall after being devoted to a god. Because offerings devoted to the true God were commonly burnt in their entirety or otherwise destroyed, the word in biblical usage signifies something ‘accursed’ or doomed to destruction”.
    • Edward William Fudge, “Galatians and Corinthians: Exposition, Galatians 1:8-9,” from The Fire That Consumes: A Biblical and Historical Study of the Doctrine of Final Punishment, Third Edition. Eugene: Cascade Books, 2011 quoted in The Center for Theological Studies

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Good Omens : Any prowling maniac would have had more than his work cut out if he had accosted Anathema Device. She was a witch, after all. And precisely because she was a witch, and therefore sensible, she put little faith in protective amulets and spells; she saved it all for a foot-long bread knife which she kept in her belt.
  • It may be tempting to focus on the fact that, even among those who support equality, men's involvement as fathers remains a far distance from what most women want and most children need. Yet it is also important to acknowledge how far and how fast many men have moved towards a pattern that not long ago virtually all men considered anathema.

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Charles Hodge: The w:Galatians (People) are severely censured for giving heed to false doctrines, and are called to pronounce even an apostle anathema, if he preached another gospel.
  • To conservative Americans, he was anathema, an American turncoat. To Greeks, both those who followed him and those who hated him, he was the dominant political figure of the era.
  • A free society is as much a threat to the intellectual's sense of worth as an automated economy is to the workingman's sense of worth. Any social order that can function with a minimum of leadership will be anathema to the intellectual.
    The intellectual craves a social order in which uncommon people perform uncommon tasks every day.
    • Eric Hoffer, in The Ordeal of Change (1963), Ch. 12: "Concerning Individual Freedom".

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But change is anathema to authoritarianism, which will tolerate no deviation from rigid policies. Democracy acknowledges the right to … -Aung San Suu Kyi.

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Henry Miller:The dreamer whose dreams are non-utilitarian has no place in this world. In this world the poet is anathema, the thinker a fool, the artist an escapist, the man of vision a criminal.

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  • She even tried the one which every romantic nerve in her body insisted should work, which consisted of theatrically giving up, sitting down, and letting her glance fall naturally on a patch of earth which, if she had been in any decent narrative, should have contained the book.

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Iqbal Z. Quadir: A military or government hierarchy is anathema to the dispersed population and diverse tribes of mountainous Afghanistan.

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  • Our security depends on the [[{Allies|Allied Powers]] winning against aggressors. The Axis Powers intend to destroy democracy, it is anathema to them. Our security depends on the Allied Powers winning against aggressors. We cannot provide that aid if the public are against it; therefore, it is our responsibility to persuade the public that aid to the victims of aggression is aid to American security. I expect the members of my administration to take every opportunity to speak to this issue wherever they are invited to address public forums in the weeks ahead.

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