Missing the Point

"Supernatural" means simply "beyond the natural," or, more pertinently, "not natural." So we could read Benjamin as saying:

Both the [Natural] and the [Not Natural] interpretations equally miss the point.

interpretations must have depth (they must "go beyond" the natural), but they may not be theological. Perhaps this is why people feel Benjamin gives them such license - a contradiction proves all propositions.

[two ways to miss the point of Kafka's works]

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