Archive for May, 2019

AOC-John-Berryman

A subtle shift of bone beneath reddened skin:
Pock-marked in places, Henry oscillates a mood-wave
Between a grimace of enthusiasm and reactive misery.
Alone in a crowd and dissolving into misty dream states,
As his consciousness thickens to a paste of confusion,
He meditates on a morbid wish for numbness.

Henry cultivates a rambunctious beard.
‘This is most unseemly’ says Mr Bones.
‘I think you have misplaced your ethics,
And your proclivities are as problematic
Starting with the alcoholism and then the drugs
Which ripple out from your unwholesome impulsivity’

Henry drinks from the event horizon of literary glory,
Then vomits a kaleidoscope abstract onto his shirt.
He is luminous in the pantheon of beautiful screw-ups
But spasms of salience and mystery are seldom rewarded with happiness.
Sooner than is fair he will suffer like a dog-turd underfoot again,
And long for the blessed suction of the infinite void of nonexistence.

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I believe that Jesus would have loved Monty Python’s ‘The Life of Brian’

I believe that Jesus was a refugee and that Jesus was a socialist,

I believe that the religious right is taking over churches all over the world,

I believe this is why millenials with brains are leaving in droves.

Franklin Graham was endorsed in my parent’s church with not a whisper of dissent,

A very liberal Muslim was made to feel uncomfortable by all the Zionist bullshit.

I know that eighty percent of Christians are conservatives and that most conservative theology is toxic

That doesn’t mean that there aren’t very honest and decent conservative Christians,

But they are in the minority.

I know that some progressive theology is also toxic

Sometimes identity politics can get a little out of hand.

But progressives are closer to the message of Jesus.

I believe that Scott Morrison has the spirit of the antichrist,

As does Donald Trump,

As does Franklin Graham,

As does Margaret Court.

The prosperity doctrine embodies the spirit of the Antichrist.

I believe you can be a Christian Buddhist or a Christian Muslim

I believe that Jesus was a Zen Buddhist- just check out the Gospel of Thomas.

Buddhism and Christianity have a hell a lot in common

And the doctrine of the Boddhisatva was probably borrowed into Buddhism from Christianity!

I believe that religion is like a mountain with many paths to the top.

Sincere persons of faith will probably find Jesus or Yahweh or Allah or Krishna or Freya or Hecate or Buddha or Brahma at the top

As they are all exactly the same deity

But probably not L Ron Hubbard as scientology is a total scam.

I believe that mystics in all religions have more in common with each other than dogmatists, fundamentalists and other religious fascists in their own faiths.

Noam Chomsky says that the greatest threat to world peace comes from white republican evangelicals in the USA

And he’s a pretty clever piggelie,

The Einstein of linguistics.

I believe I can give up on evangelism with its colonialist roots and just let the Holy Spirit talk to the heart of the believer.

I believe that real faith questions authority and doesn’t accept prefabricated ‘Jesus is my boyfriend’ answers.

I believe that interfaith dialogue and open set religion is the only possible way forward.

I believe that I can give up on Christianity and Christendom

With its homophobia, transphobia, sexism, paedophilia and

violent crusader history.

But not on Jesus.