posted on March 20, 2008 at 9:17 pm

” like a new cybernetic code
hacking the logic of a closed system,
christs parables break open ordinary sense
to introduce paradoxes that subvert syntactical logic ‘
and
” unfortunately he did not save our souls through the crucifixion.
instead, he showed us the path –
a template for selfless action that can be internalised and followed
if we make the free choice to evolve”
both quotes from 2012 by daniel pinchbeck

jesus
its good friday
the day a bunch of ignorant villains
nailed up a guy to a wooden cross
and left him to die in agony

how many good men have come n gone
their words of emancipation and connection
disregarded, misinterpreted?
the meek aint inherited the earth…yet
its still being run by loads of proud idiots
using her up
killing us off
most so called christians who never read
the fucking new testament with both their ears open
or even read it at all
the heroes among us
they show us the way
(my brave friend in hospital)
humanity
yeah be proud of yerself
dreaming up your rationalisations
you have butchered tortured and ruined
because of them
we told ourselves lies
and we found em easy to believe
and we brutalised n behaved inhumanely
inhumane n inhuman
jesus
i dont need to catalogue it all again
have a look at hiroshima n nagasaki
have a look at belsen
have a look at whaling
have a look at inquisitions
have a look at crusades
have a look at vlad the impaler
n nero n caligula
the israelites n babylonians
jesus
are we capable of cruelty and unimaginable horror
on gigantic scales or what?
jesus, did we listen?
jesus, does an idiot like georgie bush
really think he is somehow born again in your name?
how can one violent thing be done in your name
and the irony of it not blast em sprawling?
how is there so much wilful ignorance
concocted and laid at your feet?
the catholic church with their dark secrets
their midnight mass and the countless
bent priests playing with boys
their ritual n palaver n self aggrandizement
the very opposite of christs simplicity n humility
he would despise it
he would despise bush
he would despise the southern fundamentalist tv evangelists
in some sick nightmare of a world
the sages n seers words n prophecies
are twisted into self serving bullshit sermons
exhorting all the most superstitious claptrap
christ would hate assault weapons
christ would weep at biological warfare
christ would sob at guantanomo fucking bay(or whatever is called)
christ would rail against deforestation n renditioning
and persecutions n executions
and our unbelievably INHUMAN treatment of the beasts
christ would not believe that we rip their claws n horns n teeth
n tails n feathers n fins off in a bloodthirsty dimmed haze..
could christ believe that weve even finally buggered up the weather
(boys n girls the fun is just starting)
i urge you
today
to read the four gospels
read them with an open heart
dont fucking quibble with this or that
or even me
let that message sink in
dont look for the contradictions
dont mis quote or partially quote
a phrase or 2 which is seemingly at odds
why?
you aint gonna change my mind
was he the son of god?
aint we all?
was he the son of man?
yes
he was a hero
he did things like a real man
he preached love n got himself crucified
well aint that just like this earth…?
what gives, fiendss?
hey
i aint no christian preacher
hey you sophisticated smartass
sitting at yer computer
saying oh no killer
dont try n sell me jesus again
hey you dull n unimaginative knuckleheads
cant see the woods for the trees
hey gunslinger
hey war presidents
hey fascists
hey popes
hey bishops n field marshalls
hey adolf n cheney n queen victoria
hey tobacco n oil companies
hey mcdonalds n the fuckin” colonel
hey ku klux klan (oooh your costumes are so “bad”)
hey taliban n al-queda
hey idi amin hey slobbydan milosovich
you guys had yer chance
look where we are
weve almost fucked up our own dear planet
the amazon almost gone
for what
big macs?
american n australian native peoples…almost gone
theres like 50 snow leopards left
the islands in the pacific going under
in 10 years.. (10 years…!!!!)
no more fish in sea
no more ozone
no compassion
no love
no respect
cmon
people now
smile on your brother
everybody get together
try to love one another right now…
todd said
i’d rather die by a dream
than live by a lie…
lets be courageous
lets change ourselves
look at me
it can be done
evolve
evolve now
into what we all could have been
start today
start here
lets change this world
for the better
whatever that means
stop thinking
just
do it!

51 Responses to “good friday 2008”

  1. avatar
    CAPTAIN BEYOND | 20 March 2008 at 11:01 pm #

    Amen brother…
    The Jesus & Mary Chain

  2. avatar
    Melby Symon | 20 March 2008 at 11:13 pm #

    The most logical and believable good friday thoughts I have ever heard….Steve.

    The world’s religions could really do with a very large dose of your jesus philosophy.

    I am sure that you are much closer to the mark in terms of what jesus would think about humanity and the earth than most of the garbage which is mindlessly preached by religious zealots.

    shalom

    Your fiendd Symon

  3. avatar
    this is not music and we're not a band we're 5 little fingers on a mutha'fukin hand... | 20 March 2008 at 11:16 pm #


    what?

  4. avatar
    Anonymous | 20 March 2008 at 11:57 pm #

    Ah, the Christ myth… the greatest story ever sold.

  5. avatar
    Matt Davyddson | 21 March 2008 at 12:06 am #

    Matty D, may i suggest a wee drop of anahuasca?

  6. avatar
    issakimani | 21 March 2008 at 12:08 am #

    Love your spirit. Jesus was and is pure true Love. It is unfortunate that so many use his name for their own agenda.
    Bush is a moron. I remember when he started this stupid war he had the nerve to call it “operation infinite justice”. He makes me physically ill. I pray that it all ends soon.
    You are a beautiful soul, love your work. All my love and best wishes to you and your loved ones.

    One Love,
    Kari

  7. avatar
    Ross B | 21 March 2008 at 12:16 am #

    Thank you Steve, WONDERFUL blog, motivating, inspiring…

    Up and at it! Love, R.

  8. avatar
    matt davison | 21 March 2008 at 12:34 am #

    Day 5…………………….

  9. avatar
    matt davison | 21 March 2008 at 12:47 am #

    Hey Davyddson.. I gotta say that’s really not the go at the mo!! ya cee I have to be spiritually in the zone for strange brews like that… I am very unlikely to do anything that mucks with my thoughts, until I can see my own path ahead of me….

    anyway thanks

    mabee we canne be friends!!
    However I don’t think that includes Kilbey…..

    You and him aint ever gonna see eye to eye..

    MD

    greetings to all on this holiday remembering the life and passing of the greatest druid there ever was………….

  10. avatar
    Thomas Thomsen, Denmark | 21 March 2008 at 12:52 am #

    This planet is so indescribably beautiful, heaven on earth, Paradise by nature, but because of sheer stupidity – not ignorance – the human race will never learn, until one day it is too late.

  11. avatar
    Anonymous | 21 March 2008 at 12:53 am #

    The truth hurts doesn’t it.

    Bravo Steve.

    Mark
    Tampa, Fl

  12. avatar
    gazbosue | 21 March 2008 at 12:55 am #

    in the new dark ages ill take a
    so called myth over nothingness
    to get me through.
    myth=belief.
    mankinds arrogance keeps him blind
    think of the love man over easter
    peace and love to all.

  13. avatar
    Anonymous | 21 March 2008 at 1:27 am #

    I am speechless after reading your blogg Steve..A few times your words have brought tears to my eyes..today is certainly one of those.
    It’s a special day and a day to reflect on who we are, why we are here and yes, how we could all make an effort to change and make a difference.

    Love and peace to all…

    XXXX Miss D.

  14. avatar
    heather | 21 March 2008 at 1:43 am #

    …and the Isralies in Gaza; and the Chinese in Tibet….and the smug partriarchy; and the chicken shit public service; and the cowardly, safe, generic “music industry”; and the commodified off the rack “alternative lifestyle”; and the guilty, highly paid whitefella Aboriginal-as-resource industry; and the small minded ignorant hipsters; and the small minded moronic bogans……….

    I have a copy of the Bible (not yet read)..but it doesn’t have Parables in the index…..where are they?

    love

    Kittykat

  15. avatar
    Anonymous | 21 March 2008 at 1:58 am #

    Kittykat…

    Read the 4 gospels, Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John.

    jeffrey k.

  16. avatar
    nickfiction | 21 March 2008 at 2:03 am #

    where was god 5000 yrs ago before man created him ?

  17. avatar
    heather | 21 March 2008 at 2:27 am #

    thanks jk!….am on to it now…..

    xxKittykat

  18. avatar
    Anonymous | 21 March 2008 at 2:38 am #

    If you watch the local major station news trash (I don’t). the stupid line card reading locked into their own chase of the local fame taste bent on spilling the news reel on a morbid bend. “Chopper craches into family house killing all but the 3-year old daughter.leaving her with no family to take care of her.the assailant escaped on foot and shot a frail old lady as she pump her gas.stole her car. last seen on Hilton Pkwy.”what feeds the snake its own tail?”the viewer,thewriter?

    THEN, watch your local public television station.humanitarian acts run amock.people offering free hugs on the street to strangers.neighbors taking a collection to help their neighbor cover expenses from a major medical operation.people secretly bringing their neigbors trash cans back to their doorstep and delivering their mail in one fell swoop.communities coming together to have a day of compassion with one another’s feelings.unashamedly open communication.no ego. no ego in this publis TV community.some people say let go of yourself and cant even let go themself.think they do.but no.no guilt here.only love.just love me.
    watch 2 diferrent station MAJOR news station
    VS
    Public TV station
    and you will see the differing perspectives on life and just how life is perception.really perception.you have a choice.

    Mel

  19. avatar
    JJ | 21 March 2008 at 2:53 am #

    The people in control are idiots. Are we making any progress? Sometimes I fear the worst. Prophets of love and peace end up dead.

    We have to change one person at a time, only – a lot of people don’t care.

    Happy Easter to you, TTB.

  20. avatar
    Anonymous | 21 March 2008 at 3:30 am #

    Christianity was invented by the Roman Empire as a thought-control tool to bring the masses under regulation. I don’t need your god-on-a-stick.

  21. avatar
    markobears | 21 March 2008 at 3:33 am #

    A great war would save the planet. I think the number one problem is way to many people.

  22. avatar
    Sharka | 21 March 2008 at 4:11 am #

    I agree. The gospels have some beautiful teachings.

  23. avatar
    craig1.618 | 21 March 2008 at 4:42 am #

    markobears…….you’re fucking joking right?

    you gotta be……war would save the planet?

    if ever there was a crock of shit, war is it!!!!!

    save the fucking genocidal rhetoric for the eugenics folks

    ya know folks like prescott bush, mr hilter, and the rest of those homicidal maniacs

    war brings misery and propagates the illusion of seperation

    sorry to lash out……..but my friend is on his 6th tour of fucking iraq right now

    and believe me war is definitely not the answer here!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    the answer is unity and peace through love for our fellow man

    ALL IS ONE BROTHER

  24. avatar
    Anonymous | 21 March 2008 at 5:39 am #

    Right On SK
    Im with thee…..

    jr……….

  25. avatar
    davem | 21 March 2008 at 6:32 am #

    A stunning blog SK.
    I find the notion of Jesus as a blood sacrifice to atone for sins to be pretty repulsive, but I would NEVER criticise the words and actions of the man.
    What a remarkable, inspiring and brave character he was to talk (& live) love and forgiveness in the face of so much hate and bile. He was a true leader……God do we need some more now.
    xx

  26. avatar
    matt davison | 21 March 2008 at 6:35 am #

    (My easter poem for ALL…..)))))

    A TRUTH IS PRESENT TODAY

    iN A mILLITARY SPIritless world…
    Less important fiction ignores the truth….

    The Decomposition

    The Degredation

    The once forgotten pine scents

    scolded by the oceans of fire.

    farcical wars and extravagant wishes..

    The unattainable; spirit beyond

    As omnipotent as gods truth

    This ruthless world

    Gods only mistake,

    Love..

    Memories… One earth day

    an eternity

    ..As our Druid with the beard

    speaking dogmas, loyalty and the Truth

    Truthless

    faithless workers of the miricle mile..

    The missleading words

    Shellshock in our Druids hands

    That many years ago

    that many years ago

    …and today

    please Beautiful tommorrow

    read his wishes

    – you never have………

    md

  27. avatar
    melissa | 21 March 2008 at 6:37 am #

    I’ve always loved the Beatitudes from the gospel of Matthew .. and not afraid to admit it LOL 😉

    Thankyou for a beautiful blog today .. best wishes to all

    x

  28. avatar
    the dean | 21 March 2008 at 6:51 am #

    evolution encompasses change, is anything in a made state? is god unchangeable, uncorruptable? Will god evolve?

  29. avatar
    the dean | 21 March 2008 at 6:54 am #

    i forgot to add read Barbara Thiering

  30. avatar
    princey | 21 March 2008 at 7:21 am #

    Okay, okay, LOVE & PEACE and happy easter to you sk, and all fiendsss around the world! (we, ie:Greeks, celebrate easter in April, so when did he really die? hmmm, go figure)
    Love Diamanda

  31. avatar
    Sean | 21 March 2008 at 8:28 am #

    Waging war in the name of peace, a truly fucked up mentality.

  32. avatar
    lily was here | 21 March 2008 at 8:33 am #

    “Try to realise it’s all within yourself no-one else
    can make you change
    And to see you’re really only very small,
    and life flows on within you and without you.

    We were talking – about the love that’s gone so
    cold and the people,
    Who gain the world and lose their soul –
    they don’t know – they can’t see – are you one
    of them?

    When you’ve seen beyond yourself – then you
    may find, peace of mind is waiting there –
    And the time will come when you see
    we’re all one, and life flows on within you and
    without you” – GH 1967

    Yes! Youre so right. It has to come from ourselves. Keep the hippy spirit alive SK.

    xxx

    ps did you know there was a Reginald Kilbey on violin for this song?

  33. avatar
    persephone2u | 21 March 2008 at 8:47 am #

    And then of course no one really knows for sure if Jesus even existed. Most historians believe that he did, but the debate continues to rage on. At the very least, whether mythical or real, he had some nice things to say, even if Buddha and all the Hindus of yesteryear had already said it before him.

    The Catholic Church and their midnight masses…went to a lot of those in my youth. The priests don’t just like young boys. Some of them have a very special way of putting their arms around young girls where they just barely graze the chest area so that it will seem innocent. I always found that particularly repulsive and uncomfortable.

    It’s so nice that as an adult I can totally ignore Easter and everything leading up to it which is surely a change from having to attend Mass every day of the week during my long stint in Catholic school. I abhor tradition and don’t miss the priests that always visited my parents’ house during this time. But hey, the whole Catholic thing worked well for J.K. Huysmans, so who am I to judge?

  34. avatar
    Ethereal Butterfly | 21 March 2008 at 9:19 am #

    I was a very young hippy –Sunday- school- teacher in the late 70s & the real message, the real meaning of Easter, from the new testament, I learnt when I was confirmed etc, ( Anglican church), that I still challenge myself to apply to my life is FORGIVENESS. If we can apply this to our lives & learn to ‘turn the other cheek ‘we would not have war……… Happy celebration of FORGIVENESS to all……

  35. avatar
    Hellbound Heart | 21 March 2008 at 10:57 am #

    i really dislike organised religion…i mean, c’mon, you can go to church every sunday and not eat red meat on good friday and all that crap and still be an asshole…some of the most beautiful people i have ever met wouldn’t classify themselves as particularly religious…
    i don’t trust the catholic church one iota, one of the richest organisations in the world with immeasurable clout over billions of people…
    i’ve said it before, if i want to speak to god i’ll do it in my own backyard under the stars…
    my thoughts are with you and your ill friend, steve…take care, hon…
    love always…

  36. avatar
    Hellbound Heart | 21 March 2008 at 11:01 am #

    oh yeah, peace, love and a lovely easter to all you fiendss out there…more people in the world should be like you guys and there wouldn’t be so many troubles…
    🙂

  37. avatar
    captain mission | 21 March 2008 at 1:16 pm #

    i was quite inspired by the current dali lamas response to some big punch up happening in tibet, he was being interviewed and said in his lovely soft way, ‘if violence gets out of hand i will resign’ which is such a beautiful statement, i mean, as if he can resign, ha!
    it was so powerful in a ghandi sort of way.
    i wish there were more world leaders like that, intent and integrity, a good sense of humor and a cool aura.
    peace to you all.

  38. avatar
    John | 21 March 2008 at 1:51 pm #

    Well said SK, as always, like no one else can.

    “…Blessed are you when people insult you, persecute you and falsely say all kinds of evil against you because of me. Rejoice and be glad, because great is your reward in heaven…”

    John

  39. avatar
    Brien Comerford | 21 March 2008 at 2:45 pm #

    Sk’s spiritual blogs vivify me with hope for eternal life and liberation from the carnivores and destroyers of the planet. As a penitent and a Judeo-Christian I find solace in the book of Isaiah. One of the greatest books I have read that addresses many of the issues Sk addressed is” Judaism and Global Survival” (2002) by Richard Schwartz, PhD. He’s also the President of Jewish Vegetarians of North America.

    On another note I hope The Church are inducted into the ARIAS in 2008.That would be great!!!

  40. avatar
    Anonymous | 21 March 2008 at 2:58 pm #

    Killer, that was loverly. The son of the radiant Queen of Heaven was a real Gentleman Drude. Radical egalitarianism and unconditional love on everybody like manna. Solid. Accurate.

  41. avatar
    CSTCoach | 21 March 2008 at 2:59 pm #

    well said killa. the voice of this generation.

  42. avatar
    fantasticandy | 21 March 2008 at 3:30 pm #

    happy easter killer!
    luv,
    andy L.

  43. avatar
    ben | 21 March 2008 at 3:59 pm #

    not one rightous among us, the good book says, but christ himself. but his forgiveness is what changes us, as the more one confesses the truth the more mercy they have towards another. the person with the least amount of mercy is never wrong, or will never admitt it. christ teaches love, through laying down his life for others, not in word only, but in truth in deed.

  44. avatar
    ben | 21 March 2008 at 4:33 pm #

    if we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrightousness. if we say that we have not sinned, we make him a liar, and his word is not in us.

  45. avatar
    Jab @ BZT | 21 March 2008 at 4:38 pm #

    “markobears…….you’re fucking joking right? you gotta be……war would save the planet?”

    I see what he means. Total nuclear holocost, wiping out the entirety of the human race. That would certainly save the planet. No humans, no needless destruction.

    But, it’s still a shitty idea. No humans, no one to enjoy what’s left of this awesome thing called life.

    I’m at odds though with those who believe in an afterlife. Some of them, since they believe they’ll live on after their body dies just don’t seem to give a fuck about taking care of our Mother Earth because of that belief. Kinda twisted methinks.

  46. avatar
    Anonymous | 21 March 2008 at 4:58 pm #

    Beautifully written. Thank you.

    Mike (in Canada)

  47. avatar
    Cee | 21 March 2008 at 5:33 pm #

    stop thinking
    just
    do it!

    Deja de pensarlo y hazlo.

    Vernal equinox is the time of re-birth, shake off your old skin and begin again…better, always better…upwards…tread lightly

  48. avatar
    Anonymous | 21 March 2008 at 7:10 pm #

    hiroshima n nagasaki-
    a little gift we gave the gooks
    for attacking us!!!
    should turn all the middle east
    sand niggers into glass!

  49. avatar
    davem | 21 March 2008 at 7:22 pm #

    SK.
    Having comments like those from anon at 6.10 just shows the huge, world-wide audience you attract. And I thought we had all the twats here in England…I was wrong. Anon….what on earth would make you read TTB or be a fan of Steve Kilbey? I pray that you’ll find some peace in your life. How truly sad and hurting you must be. Take care, stick around and keep reading the words of Mr Kilbey….you really need to.
    x

  50. avatar
    Brien Comerford | 21 March 2008 at 8:21 pm #

    The late, great Nobel Peace Prize winner Albert Schweitzer espoused a creed of reverence for the sancity of all life also encompassing the entire animal kingdom. He was a Christian missionary and humanitarian who was denounced by reactionary right-wing Christians who thought he flirted too much with Eastern Religions. I think Gandhi and the Dalai Lama have alot more in common with Jesus than George “Bulldozer” Bush and Dick “Chainsaw” Cheney.

  51. avatar
    gazbosue | 23 March 2008 at 2:09 am #

    we all know who you are anonymous…
    you are the thief who comes in the night.


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