posted on February 13, 2010 at 8:49 pm

suddenly its sunday
the sabbath day
the day they say
that olde jehovah rested after creating heaven n earth
i got this book “genesis” illustrated by r.crumb
wow!
i say it again
wow!
the illustrations are fucking superb
but
the story of creation n noah n abraham and all that crowd
how the hell they call this the good book…?1
i know i said it before
but wheres the goodness?
take old abraham for example
he wandered round the middle east
saying his wife was his sister
tricking his hosts
who may or may not have had their way with her
and then getting goats gold and slaves
when embarrassed pharaoh or whoever
realizes hes been doing abes wife
not only that
but him n his wife are already over 100 by this stage
and a load of other petty silly trickery
and daughters “knowing” their fathers
and all the blokes marry their frickin’ cousins
and talking snakeys of course
dim references to the nephilim
(who the fuck are they actually?)
and a supreme deity who prefers to sniff burning lambs
than a nice dish of organic veggies
oh my socks
the western world which invents supersonic jets
is pretending to believe this stuff
this incredible allegoric mish mash of old stories
i mean why the fuck am i supposed to be on abrahams side
whats so good about him?
god keeps telling him he’ll have millions of descendants…
why would that motivate you…?
god :here steve run around the middle east, pimp out your wife
knock up your slave girl, almost sacrifice your little sonny
and get involved in a load of malarkey!
me : but god ….i dont wanna….please…
god : dont you wanna have millions of descendants…?
me : NO!!!
god : well what were ya thinking of…..
me : ok…well…psychic powers, a few gallons of nepenthe
a nice tent with oasis glimpses in upper samaria etc….
aw
its just so hard to reconcile
the clumsy seemingly self-contradicting actions of jehovah
with the glorious universe itself which he supposedly created
he is all the worst aspects of a tyrant
narcissistic nepotistic arbitrary spiteful sadistic
no wonder with religions like this we have run amok
promised lands n chosen people
what about the rest of us?
why does a god who designed n created gazelles n cheetahs
care about grumpy old abe n his fleabitten camels?
it doesnt add up
every child feels the panic
on meeting this impossible old character for the 1st time
what are we supposed to learn from jehovah?
he sure doesnt take any responsibility for the mess he created
does he?
anyway
the rain is holding off for a while out there
its st valentines day 14 th of february
didnt this cat die a grisly death in some christian scenario?
now hes the saint of greeting cards (i just made me own!)
and roses (bought a bunch from ye olde corner shoppe)
shoppe owner to sk : theyre selling like hotcakes…
i normally charge 30 a bunch but for you 20…
today i’m judging a vegan bake-off in newtown
must remain hungry for that
the rain is threatening but not falling
leaving the world in an unsatisfied state
an expectation of fulfillment just hanging there
the humidity is hard to bear
everything is sticky and damp
at ten to nine in the morning
the fridge hums
the tinnitus rings
the clocks ticks
never tocks
the world feeling apparently still solid
they say we rush through space
our sun travels alongside unfixed
each and everyone of us pure stardust
as much as the trees on the stars
we have a right to be here

29 Responses to “sunday morning rain”

  1. avatar
    the dean | 13 February 2010 at 10:24 pm #

    lets face it,
    religion=bollocks

  2. avatar
    Anonymous | 13 February 2010 at 11:14 pm #

    Well, well, well
    I love it !
    ccertainly gonna stir the pot with this one, Steve
    you old romantic, you

    MJ

  3. avatar
    cazziem | 13 February 2010 at 11:37 pm #

    Hope you enjoy your ‘tasting’!
    Interesting blog today and difficult not to go off on a tangent, cos it’s one of my fav subject for a good argument; but at the end of the day all have to believe in something, or refuse to believe in what we’re supposed to.
    As for Valentine’s Day, well lots of love to you and the fambley. Not a good day for me; apart from the absence of partner, it used to be my wedding anniversary and just conjures up 14 years of beatings rather than anything else. My last partner used to say he didn’t believe in it, cos people shouldn’t need to be prompted or have a special day to show they care, which is great but he didn’t bother on any of the other days either. Ha! Ha!

  4. avatar
    princey | 13 February 2010 at 11:40 pm #

    I know where your coming from sk.

    Have fun at the vegan cook-off, don't be too harsh on the cooks though:))))

    Love Amanda

  5. avatar
    Galamor the Wizard | 14 February 2010 at 12:02 am #

    Wow! If I didn't know any better, I'd have to say that the atheist is really evolving in you Steve!
    Don't think I'll make the Canberra show as it's all sold out (unless you want to put me and a friend on the guest list….. 😉 ) but looking forward to the Sydney show. Any chance of playing (and not just smoking) Jazz? Perfect hot humid music.

  6. avatar
    Anonymous | 14 February 2010 at 1:00 am #

    Your gonna burn now kilbey. LOL

    Frank

  7. avatar
    Hellbound Heart | 14 February 2010 at 5:11 am #

    valentines day?
    what a rip off…..

    love always….

  8. avatar
    iseult | 14 February 2010 at 5:25 am #

    hello sk

    here is a valentines day gift for you
    http://unhappyhipsters.com/page/1
    don't miss page 2 either

    quite funny

    b.bon you will like it too

    love & kisses

    isolde

  9. avatar
    ASSMIDGET | 14 February 2010 at 5:49 am #

    Sounds just like Arkansas, got me some purty cousins myself. Plenty of goats. yeah buddy.

  10. avatar
    CAPTAIN BEYOND | 14 February 2010 at 6:07 am #

    oh happy day…
    Jonny

  11. avatar
    LF | 14 February 2010 at 7:52 am #

    Crumb is a genius. If you haven't seen the bio pic by his friend Terry Zwigoff, do. Aline K. Crumb's new book, Need More Love, is good too.

  12. avatar
    EDD | 14 February 2010 at 9:11 am #

    Can't say I really know much about the Bible except the basic stuff. Something has been helping me out through my trials latley…could be God….ever check out Bill Maher?

  13. avatar
    jactin | 14 February 2010 at 10:08 am #

    Surely Phil Collins should take most of the rap.

  14. avatar
    Anonymous | 14 February 2010 at 12:14 pm #

    thanks killer bee been a wee while since i read the blogg. nice writing today

  15. avatar
    Anonymous | 14 February 2010 at 12:18 pm #

    You have a big set of balls to go on like that Kilbey. After I sent you under the milky way. Consider yourself…smote.

    Respectfully, God

  16. avatar
    fantasticandy | 14 February 2010 at 12:41 pm #

    atheist?
    nah….
    agnosic maybe.

    p.s. wonderful musings the last few days.

  17. avatar
    Anonymous | 14 February 2010 at 2:06 pm #

    P.S. Looking forward to the boxed set Steve.

    God

  18. avatar
    gavgams | 14 February 2010 at 2:24 pm #

    Touche, SK
    And bible historians provide one of the greatest refutations of "the truth and holiness of the bible" … they demonstrate how it was written or assembled, selected, etc, over hundreds of years and what a grubby power and politics thing that was.

  19. avatar
    Anonymous | 14 February 2010 at 2:47 pm #

    The Nephilim?
    "Our mythology describes how beings of great beauty and intelligence, who served as messengers of God, fell from grace through pride. These angels, also known as Watchers, are spoken of in the Bible and other religious texts as lusting after human women, who lay with them and gave birth to giant offspring called the Nephilim".

    Check out: Andrew Collins – "From the Ashes of Angels. The forbidden legacy of a fallen race".
    Speculative? Yea, but what isn`t? Even the theory of Big Bang is just that – a theory (unproven).

  20. avatar
    Brien Comerford | 14 February 2010 at 3:46 pm #

    The best part of the great book is Genesis 1:29. The original and indyllic diet for man was vegan. When man fell from grace murders, wars, animal genocide and the other inimical realities of this world transpired and continue to exacerbate. The fall of man is compelling. Then the word dominion that was supposed to mean benevolent stewardship has been callously misintrepeted as an invitation to exploit and destroy the planet. The human race is a disgrace and I'm a part of it.

  21. avatar
    Anonymous | 14 February 2010 at 4:22 pm #

    St.Valentine was beaten with clubs and beheaded.
    All this foul treatment has made those damned godbotherers even more righteous than they otherwise would have been.
    If the Romans had just learned to ignore them like one ignores a spoilt child seeking attention….maybe we'd all be Buddhist!

    George taxi

  22. avatar
    veleska1970 | 14 February 2010 at 4:37 pm #

    those old bible stories are very vague and confusing, i think. i never could understand how a merciful God would do something like that.

    happy valentine's day to you and nk.

    lotza love…..

  23. avatar
    davem | 14 February 2010 at 7:40 pm #

    Monday will never reign.
    Agree with all your old testament comments, but while I'm no Christian Jesus was a heck of a bloke.

  24. avatar
    Anonymous | 14 February 2010 at 8:21 pm #

    Valentine's Day… In days like this I feel lucky of being without a couple. Saint Valentine was a martyr. I guess that's why they bound this saint to lovers.

  25. avatar
    Mary | 15 February 2010 at 3:05 am #

    HAPPY VALENTINES TO YOU AND NK, hope you guys have a good day!

    love mary

  26. avatar
    Song Of Athanasius | 15 February 2010 at 8:43 am #

    no no, comie, the best part is the Song of Songs. nice bit of oriental poetry that managed to go through the final edition! (1) it's short (2) it's sexy (3) it's beautiful (4) it's free of crappy aggressive ideology (5) it's violence-free (6) it doesn't contain tiring lists of whatever, be it 30 generation of ancestry, famous vegetarians, infamous carnivore, best records of the year, things-to-avoid-on-facebook etc.pp.

    but maybe the most beautiful line is the outro of Ps 87…"As well the singers as the players on instruments shall be there: all my springs are in thee."

  27. avatar
    plumlady | 18 February 2010 at 7:09 pm #

    I bought that R Crumb book for my boyfriend; he loved it. I've never read the bible, but I will read this.

    Happy Belated Valentines Day and hope to see you back in the States soon.

  28. avatar
    Paul | 18 February 2010 at 8:41 pm #

    Love your music with/without the church. Your comments on God and religion are way off base though. I hope and pray that you understand and embrace the truth before your life is over. There are 2 eternities awaiting everyone one day. One splendid beyond grasp, the other horrific beyond imagination. We all choose ours depending on our lives and our relationship with God/Christ.

  29. avatar
    Anonymous | 21 February 2010 at 12:08 pm #

    Scare mongering Paul. We go through hell on earth mate.


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