“Was not their mistake once more bred of the life of slavery that they had been living?—a life which was always looking upon everything, except mankind, animate and inanimate—‘nature,’ as people used to call it—as one thing, and mankind as another, it was natural to people thinking in this way, that they should try to make ‘nature’ their slave, since they thought ‘nature’ was something outside them” — William Morris

Thursday, September 14, 2023

For All You Exvangelicals Out There

 “British Rail once announced that what was delaying their trains was the wrong kind of leaves. What is delaying a lovely marriage of ‘religion’ with the biosphere is the wrong kind of Satanism. Christianity is all too often the wrong kind of Satanism. But before we get started on that, we need to talk about racism. And abortions. And Hell.”   

Excerpt from Hell: In Search of a Christian Ecology, coming your way Earth Day 2024. 

This is guaranteed to jerk a tear or several right out of my damp eyes, and verse one is the epigraph to the above. I saw Meshell live in 1995 when she was playing this. I play bass and sing and I just can't even. Talk about rubbing your tummy and patting your head. Meshell is a divine being. Knock and the door shall be opened: the four smarting totally in sync snare hits going rat-a-tat-tat just before the midsection make you want to die:

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