Hell on Earth
with Timothy Morton
If there is a god, we can imagine them as a master whom it is impossible to obey perfectly. Hence religion. Now imagine a servant who does exactly what you tell them to do. A perfect servant. They do what you tell them, with all the unintended consequences. This is every story about the Devil, and it is also the reality of our physical existence in a biosphere. We are, in effect, living in Hell, whether or not it’s very hot in there right now, and everything we do has to be a deal with the Devil.