"So let’s have a drink of Coke. It’s getting warm. It’s no longer the real Coke, and that’s the problem. You know, this passage from sublime to excremental dimension. When it’s cold, properly served, it has a certain attraction. All of a sudden this can change into shit. It’s the elementary dialectics of commodities."
— Slavoj Zizek, The Pervert's Guide to Ideology
“I, as a child, grasped the incompatibility of God and shit and thus came to question the basic thesis of Christian anthropology, namely, that man was created in God’s image. Either/or: either man was created in God’s image – and God has intestines! – or God lacks intestines and man is not like Him.”
“Shit is a more onerous theological problem than is evil. Since God gave man freedom, we can, if need be, accept the idea that He is not responsible for man’s crimes. The responsibility for shit, however, rests entirely with HIm, the Creator of man.”
“The fact that until recently the word “shit” appeared in print as s— has nothing to do with moral considerations. You can’t claim that shit is immoral, after all! The objection to shit is a metaphysical one. The daily defecation session is daily proof of the unacceptability of Creation. Either/or: either shit is acceptable (in which case don’t lock yourself in your bathroom!) or we are created in an unacceptable manner.”
— Milan Kundera, The Eternal Lightness of Being