posted on May 1, 2014 at 9:18 pm
sure thing

sure thing

well its like this

the world was made by god who then had a rest

a naughty angel became the devil to get our souls

god made a man and a girl and some animals who could talk

the naughty angel tricks the man altho its the girls fault really

god says to man “murder animals like this ” and “wear your hairdo like that”

god picks his favourites; a tribe in the middle east

he tells them to go around killing the other tribes and cutting off their foreskins (ouch)

what does god have against foreskins anyway?

meanwhile with all this the devil is unemployed

not much for him to do with all this going on really

god nukes some naughty cities and floods the whole world

a few good people escape but it all goes wrong again

incest false idols blasphemy genocide golden calves blah blah blah

and thats just the good guys

these are gods own faves out there living it up

murdering and pillaging

eventually god lets the faves get captured by some bad babylonian guy

to teach em a fucking lesson

are you following me?

god and devil play a game with Mr Job

of course this really happened

of course some omnipotent creator would play around with some miserable geezer

to see if geezer “believed” in him

oh sorry it was the naughty devil who did all the stuff not god

god just watched curious to see what mr job would do

then after all that god goes strangely silent

he stopped talking to us, didnt he?

this must all be true in its a book with scary illustrations

after a while a nice guy was born who had some good advice

which was be nice if you can

for his trouble he was nailed up to die painfully

after this we had the catholic church

who murdered oh millions and millions

sometimes they just cut off peoples noses

it was all for their own good you see

if you misinterpreted the trinity your nose should be cut off

meanwhile we herded and murdered all the animals

we killed each other too over land and their heathen gods

heathen gods with preposterous stories not like our proper god

oh we burnt the witches who were good friends with the naughty devil

and we went round the world giving our god to em

whether they wanted it or not

we gave em cannons and muskets and gin and VD

we gave em St Paul the apostle who knew a bit about killing himself

we saved their heathen hides from hell

we decided jesus died for our sins in a blood sacrifice

who exactly decided that tho i am not sure

it doesnt seem to quite make any sense

tho it certainly arouses a lot of furore from those who never thought it through

the naughty devil brought the sin

so god killed himself

to save us from hell

well thats logical i suppose

i’m glad we have not adhered to some old superstitious stuff

but if jesus died for our sins why did we have to burn all those witches?

why is an organisation that committed such atrocities still extant and offering no apology?

no apology either for the havoc and misery wreaked by idiot missionaries

finally the western world comes along

the spanish and portugese fuck south america

and the english fuck australia america and africa and india

and then england and germany fuck each other twice

and lots of people get killed

i mean lots and lots and lots

but at least freedom was saved

and now finally its 2014

we have a christian prime minister in australia

we are following christs example and buying some fighter jets

we are disregarding the bit about looking after the children and the old and all that

we are tough on drugs

we are tough on the not so great barrier reef

we are tough on the dole bludging lazy oiks sucking off the welfare system

we believe in a fair dinkum go

we believe in what australians believe in

and that is

a fair shake of the sauce bottle for battlers

and shouldering the pain for australia

because thats fair dinkum

jesus himself abhorred a deficit budget

he didnt like refugees without immigrant visas either

and he hated pot smokers …i read that on facebook

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

218 Responses to “the truth about oh simply everything”

  1. avatar
    Anonymous | 1 May 2014 at 9:48 pm #

    you sound like a grumpy old summer sunday school teacher who wanted to go on vacation, but was chosen to stay behind to teach the new flock.

  2. avatar
    Kohl Ette | 1 May 2014 at 10:26 pm #

    GET OUT OF OUR TOWN!
    constant disrespect
    ‘secrecy,
    security’
    confidentiality
    stifling
    defamation
    character assassination
    shallow interpretation
    projection
    isolation
    shot concentration
    pot shots
    freedom of speech within confines
    political correctness
    pretense revealing
    ‘freudian slips’
    pretending not to notice
    conformity
    convention
    detention
    suspension
    expulsion
    desire
    passion
    infidelity
    judgment
    ignorance
    anger
    duty
    frustration
    illusions
    new revelations
    ‘confusion’
    annoyance
    humour
    joy
    pleasure
    depth
    and yet for all this
    friends say
    they wouldn’t change me

    (I must be mentally ill again…
    the poetry bug bit me again.
    All this poetry!
    God I must be crazy!
    So how are you?
    Thanks for the Art, Man and Technology mumbo jumbo
    whispering in my ear
    now I’ll go to hell for sure
    oh well esp because
    anyway
    hope youre well
    it’s not the cia behind you
    it’s only me
    out for a drive
    a break from the house
    I’m not following you
    I swear
    bugger it
    it’s not a crime!
    Don’t say I didn’t try
    and be your friend in real life!
    Oh there’s so much more to stuff
    as you know
    but for now
    I gotta go
    all is forgiven
    as if you give!
    Sending love in its simplicity
    does that mean youre something I want?
    Well the thing is I never thought of you as a thing.)

    • avatar
      Smokin Nazi | 2 May 2014 at 7:57 am #

      You need to start a blog of your own with all these poems!

  3. avatar
    Kohl Ette | 1 May 2014 at 10:35 pm #

    ((Yay I get to leave straya again
    until then
    ciao to the cia
    for now
    bow wow))

  4. avatar
    Anonymous | 1 May 2014 at 10:43 pm #

    Now I know your not telling the truth.
    Jesus doesn’t hate pot smokers. Although some of us in society may not agree with pot smoking we accept that some people smoke it for many different reasons.

    • avatar
      Smokin Nazi | 2 May 2014 at 8:05 am #

      Jesus only hates that your abusing your body with smoke and tar, instead make brownies and maybe Jesus will approve. He can’t be hating pot brownies!?

      • avatar
        John Garratt | 6 May 2014 at 12:28 pm #

        Never had pot. I have asthma, so some friends said they would bake me some brownies.

        One of those friends moved away. I’m still waiting. Now that I’m a parent I think I’ll never know the high feeling.

        • avatar
          thetimebeing | 6 May 2014 at 5:05 pm #

          thats a shame man
          next time i come to ohio lets get high together
          sk

          • avatar
            John Garratt | 6 May 2014 at 10:06 pm #

            Please! So I can finally know what it’s all about…

  5. avatar
    Jeremy | 1 May 2014 at 10:57 pm #

    Well put. Time to write some protest songs Steve ? Or is it like what Edwyn Collins said? – “To many protest singers, not enough protest songs…”

    Thanks for coming to the Fly by Night last weekend – it was great!

  6. avatar
    Chris | 1 May 2014 at 11:01 pm #

    well put mahatma…

  7. avatar
    Cath | 1 May 2014 at 11:03 pm #

    nice big bloody mess hey :)would love to see you in the ring with that stupid geezer P.M.

  8. avatar
    John Garratt | 1 May 2014 at 11:47 pm #

    But I heard from the DOOOOOOBIE Brothers that Jesus was just…alright?

    • avatar
      Smokin Nazi | 2 May 2014 at 7:54 am #

      Yeah and they were smokin’ doobies!

      • avatar
        Smokin Nazi | 2 May 2014 at 7:56 am #

        …in other words, they were so high they probably didn’t know any butter cause Jesus is Awesome! Not alright, he’s a Righteous Dude!

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          Anonymous | 2 May 2014 at 2:06 pm #

          just a couple of years ago, I realized/found out that the group with that guy Ozzy Ozz… their song: indagadadavida (think it’s hyphenated?) for which when in jr high I politely listened to while with friends who were really into … was actually meant to say, in the garden of eden. though I’m still unsure of the band’s name, it was explained they were too stoned to sing the line properly… kept it in as was. fascinating that I never paid attention to the song enough to realize that before. made for a great chuckle of everyone else at the dinner party the night I figured this out; one guest laughed so hard he spewed his food at the guy across the table from him. Still have no clue what the song’s about and I don’t care much if any to find out.

          • avatar
            Smokin Nazi | 3 May 2014 at 2:04 am #

            “Iron Butterfly” is the bands name, good toke tunes! Funny story, now go make us some pot brownies, there’s no tar or smoke involved

          • avatar
            Smokin Nazi | 3 May 2014 at 2:07 am #

            Here you go dude, original video from Iron Butterfly-In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida video 1968:

            http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UIVe-rZBcm4

  9. avatar
    Smokin Nazi's | 2 May 2014 at 2:41 am #

    smokin’s bad fur yur health dude, at least put a filter on that thing, the tar alone will kill ya

  10. avatar
    Anonymous | 2 May 2014 at 3:04 am #

    Genesis is a symbolic origin myth, same as any other.
    The Fallen Angel, Lucifer, the Serpent in the Garden? Not originally the same as Satan – only changed in much later Christian theology.
    Satan is basically a Christian invention – not originally the same as the ‘adversary’ figure in the Jewish Scriptures but made into the same by much later insertions into the original texts.
    The Flood – derived from Babylonian mythology.
    Etc etc etc.
    Much of the Bible is mythology.
    None of it is ‘the Word Of God’, people.

    • avatar
      Holy Smoke | 3 May 2014 at 4:47 am #

      You’re a myth! You will be a myth one day and you will not exist either someday in the future. No one will miss you either

  11. avatar
    Purple Helmut | 2 May 2014 at 4:09 am #

    Yo Steve – how’s it goin’? w/ Robyn?

  12. avatar
    cheryl | 2 May 2014 at 4:09 am #

    maybe it is time for a little rebellious revolution !

  13. avatar
    Augustus van Day | 2 May 2014 at 8:25 am #

    Loose the god mumbo jumbo
    And you will set yourself free Kilbs
    It took 27 years from when i was 5 till when i was 32 to loose reincarnation ( an early form of social control
    – before there were guns there was guilt )
    And loose the fags
    They show your still on the run from something
    Air is free
    Good Luck

    P.s. Religion is poison

  14. avatar
    Anonymous | 2 May 2014 at 8:43 am #

    maybe your pm is like ca’s gov? if someone does dirty deeds for he/she, their record will be expunged; say someone owes lots in taxes and can’t get out of [the] country until paid up on their passport? insert a tracking device on someone else’s computer, steal from them…. their debt has been paid. clear sailing. geeze, I’ve read here of that state taking older people’s homes – throwing them (wealth retired) into horrible conditions and using their Hollywood hills homes to sell “for their care” and keep the profits… taking away ancient relics and jewelry and all. this is the beginning of fascist governments – so study before you support. Poor people can be as greedy as wealthy. they’re just cheaper to buy off. the dem’s here’s realization. once they all are on pub assistance, and knowing other political entities would take it away from them, the lazy bastards would rather vote for their keepers to stay in power than to get up off their fat lazy asses and contribute to society.

    my point: liberals spend way too much on themselves and to develop a strong voting base, pay others to “vote for me”..need public assistance (in CA) over 60% – many of which aren’t legal citizens (but for taking the handouts)and causing havoc on other people’s lives – they are allowed to be dishonest assholes for political gain. Obama’s the same.

    lots of what you write of is too similar (just at a smaller level now) to be coincidence of the “liberal agenda”

    my liberalism: the environment, animals, children, and old people. the rest can take care of themselves.

    did you know: as they are cutting medicare and social security to retired people and veterans – who PAID INTO ALL THEIR LIVES… if they each had the money the government is giving away to non-citizens and lazies- and had otherwise just put into a regular savings account, they would have had over half a million each to retire on – here; they retire on monies below the poverty line, but are not eligible for other benefits that the money they contributed into the system is now being taken and spent on others who never paid in. everyone says “so what, I want mine.” liberal politicians see younger people stuck on a government system as a better bet to keep them in office than people who will die soon.

    the liberal media doesn’t report on most of this… but it’s true and I’ve spent years interviewing/looking at documents, court filings that crooked judges’ dismiss and other govt workers helping to cover. I am so sick of everyone singing the praises of liberals – they’re either ignorant of what’s really going on or involved in some way of getting something for nothing.

    • avatar
      Anonymous | 2 May 2014 at 7:26 pm #

      Nutter.

    • avatar
      Anonymous | 5 May 2014 at 7:58 am #

      Ignoring the conspiracy theory ridden first paragraph with absolutely no sources (you can “read” anything on a conspiracy ridden blog, even things which could be debunked after 1 minute of using your favorite search engine) –

      “Illegal immigrants” comprise ~7% of California’s population. Assuming every one of them were on public assistance (which isn’t the case, and not getting into the issue of who “not a citizen” can entail), if that 7% accounts for “many”, that’s not enough for the electorate.

      Public assistance, not counting disability and social security, but including Medicaid, totals ~13 million in California. This is high, sure, but hardly 60% (roughly 33%, actually). These are government statistics. Again, not enough for the electorate.

      Liberal =/= Democrat anymore than Conservative = Republican. “Liberal” and “liberal media” are buzzwords frequently used by those who are ignorant of American politics as a whole (as is “conservative media” – funny how one’s individual perspective can shape entire media bias in some supposedly empirical way), and would rather believe alarmist rhetoric they “read” somewhere than research the truth of each actual case. More importantly, rich vs. poor need not come into this argument. Even if your assertions were factual (they’re not), why put this on individuals rather than larger economic problems (and there are larger economic problems)? I could throw in some opinions on those larger economic issues, and general “conservative” views on environment et al, and even general “conservative” views on economics – which arguably, just as they justify environmental devastation for the sake of economy, also further the “I want mine” economic mindset that both parties use to their advantage (per your argument). But that would be digressing.

      Perhaps the larger problem is a culture of fear-mongering, alarmist rhetoric (on all sides) for the sake of pitting angry people against each other. Do you feel your anger directed at millions of people you’ve never met (whose options and conditions you’re unaware of, within – again- those broader economic issues) is helping the country in any way? Is that divisiveness, in the face the coming “fascist government” (certainly haven’t heard that bit of alarmist rhetoric in decades prior, over a million other issues), effective for you?

      Are there problems with the government? Yes. Is red-faced divisive rhetoric helpful? Probably not.

      • avatar
        Anonymous | 5 May 2014 at 11:07 pm #

        Ca stats are woefully under counted and represented falsely… Kind of like the budget and other stats… But u r correct in theory on media bias … My research has been dozens of interviews followed up by hard copy searches… Many of which have been hard to find accurately… As they get removed somehow sometimes. My paper on social security was done decades ago… At today’s withholding rates those that have paid in would have closer to one million if fairly dist’d, not half a… Sorry for my error. Working in pub for many yrs previously… “The same story is reported differently or not at all in different markets”… Advertisers study this carefully. U forget ca administers much of its welfare via county programs… And add then fed… My nos. Are correct when added together. But then that’s how marketing works… Break it down to the most easily fed info and sell it as good. Be cool.

      • avatar
        ps | 5 May 2014 at 11:17 pm #

        Taking money from others you didn’t earn is wrong… Especially when they are old and can’t defend themselves…

    • avatar
      Obamunism | 15 May 2014 at 7:11 am #

      Work Hard! Other People Need Your Money!

      http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41RGDWE8jPL.jpg

  15. avatar
    Anonymous | 2 May 2014 at 10:33 am #

    Steve do you like Prince?

  16. avatar
    Kohl Ette | 2 May 2014 at 12:08 pm #

    hah wah? … dats coz he don’t really care bout dose uddas left in a world so cold. Seeusly budda, sorry for da dissrispeck! I’m moving Punz from da tarp shelf. How’d you know it wa dere? I didn’t put it dere eider.

    • avatar
      Anonymous | 2 May 2014 at 7:22 pm #

      Ettie has been hiding under your window for so long, she’s high on the fumes!

    • avatar
      Smokin Nazi | 3 May 2014 at 2:12 am #

      You high again?

  17. avatar
    Smokin Nazi's | 2 May 2014 at 2:41 pm #

    Serial liar

    • avatar
      Smokin Nazi | 3 May 2014 at 2:13 am #

      Hey i didn’t write this? Makes no sense? Someone using me name, an imposter!

      • avatar
        Anonymous | 4 May 2014 at 8:26 pm #

        Ok will note the difference the plural name is not u.

  18. avatar
    Steven Krut | 2 May 2014 at 2:52 pm #

    The simple truth is that everything, religion included (religion especially), has been been hijacked and corrupted to serve the wishes and desires of the greedy power grubbers. Jesus would meet the same fate if he appeared today. And it would be the people who evoke his name most fervently who would betray him. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dlzrNKN3rZI

    • avatar
      Anonymous | 2 May 2014 at 7:25 pm #

      Mr Krut, sir: absolutely. Very well said.

  19. avatar
    Moloch | 2 May 2014 at 3:38 pm #

    You have summed it all up so eloquantly, Steve. I will add no more!

  20. avatar
    anonymous | 2 May 2014 at 9:20 pm #

    Hey Steve, I’ve rediscovered the water bong···it’s truly golden!!

  21. avatar
    Brien Comerford | 3 May 2014 at 8:44 am #

    It’s very tenable that evolution emanates from Creation. And humans who abuse, mistreat, torture and kill animals are perpetrating crimes and transgressions against the CREATOR ! Animal abusers are reprobates !

  22. avatar
    Kohl Ette | 3 May 2014 at 11:30 am #

    i dont need a poetry, blogg, i am poetfree! … will try n make tues. thnx for invite. life will be a bit hectic in upcomeance. do you think Quant was elegant or eloquant? LOL 🙂 🙁 Oo etc etc

    • avatar
      Mr. T | 7 May 2014 at 6:02 am #

      You talkin to yo self again foo!?

  23. avatar
    Chris | 3 May 2014 at 12:07 pm #

    ‘we decided jesus died for our sins in a blood sacrifice
    who exactly decided that tho i am not sure’

    Glad you bring this one up sk…this idea is an unfortunate result of the Protestant Reformation and is the appallingly bad concept of ‘substitutionary atonement’. That an all loving God who is love itself would kill his loved son in such a brutal way for our sins as a substitution, in place of a lamb or calf, is abhorrent, and is not a god I would want to believe in. Jesus was killed by sinful powerful corrupt tyrants who hated his message of love, peace, justice and equality for all people….sound familiar? Jesus didn’t come to die for our sins, but to show us the mind-numbingly generous and mind-blowingly wondrous love of God that just gives and gives and never ends…unlike our puny attempts to emulate this love. Jesus suffered at their hands, just like Gandhi & Mandela & Martin Luther King & Ayung San Suun Kyi & Joan of Arc & St. Francis of Assisi & Dietrich Bonhoeffer & on & on & on……

    Jesus’ disgusting abhorrent appalling suffering on the cross shows us that God is there in all human suffering, just as God is there in all human joy. It’s like the powerful story from Auschwitz where a group were witnessing the hanging of a child by the guards. An atheist prisoner whispered in the ear of a Christian in front of him, “Where is God.” And pointing at the gibbet the Christian said, “There is God.”

    Jesus came to show us love and bring us back into God’s love and to shame the forces of hatred prejudice greed power oppression and exploitation. The cross of Jesus is a stark illustration of these forces, but met with love peace and truth. And they may kill the body, but they cannot kill the truth or the soul…

    Pax as always…

    • avatar
      Anonymous | 4 May 2014 at 8:28 pm #

      Nutter.

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      park bench on haight | 5 May 2014 at 11:09 am #

      I think you’re right; guilt decided that. It was a good way to give homage to a beautiful person everyone knew was being wrongly persecuted but they stood by and did notta cuz they were afraid (and weak) – a senator’s wife (and him, too) tried – he was soon ousted… she later became a saint.. I’ve always thought those that stood by and watched him be killed suffered more; and we’re still suffering. (and their acts were documented in writing; so you’re right, Chris, around and about – if anyone were to connect/not hide from – there is way more documentation re Christ than other historical figures; and who knows what is purposely being hidden. it’s funny how other cultures, the world accepts truth without “the document” such as Sumerians and 100s of other societies after them but prior to Jesus, then it’s: “Where’s the proof!” when it’s talking of Jesus/Christianity.

      btw and not related to your post but:

      Christians didn’t solely cause/ spread sexual diseases to the Americas… Vikings made it to Canada and picked up syph and ghon and then took it home… trade into England brought it there… about 400 yrs before Columbus – who sailed to the Indies… so STDs were within the pop of NoA prior to Columbus. There are still stupid arguments going on over this? The pilgrims (very religious bunch) didn’t have outbreaks in their group… it was trade and expansion and wars all over the world of all religions and some not of any religion, just soldiers and merchants… kind of like even before the Vikings… China, India, the Egyptians and the rest of the middle east have human remains with scars of syph (bone scars that aren’t from leprosy and there are writings/documents that describe STDs long before Christians were even a religion)… on the other side of the Americas… the missionaries housed and took care of natives who had same symptoms until their deaths yet never contracted it themselves; so they weren’t violating their charges in that way at least… some were abused, granted, that is wrong – but not by all – and again, same or worse within other cultures prior to and still ongoing… as with HIV since 80s, the development(s) of trade and infrastructures and easier/more travel, was what spread STDs, not “Christians” or gays or a mass-conspiracy… as is the current ongoing diatribe.

      there were a lot of un-Christian Christians right there throughout history with un-Hindu Hindus and un-Buddhist Buddhists, and the rest. But then none of them were true to their religions so I guess they can’t be categorized as… I don’t understand why blaming the world on Christ is so popular (except to deny?); and as should be obvious… those that are lovely Christians have to listen to everyone try to take down a religion (still)? Why? Try to lift it up and make it better; not sure why everyone wants to destroy Christ (still). I think not understanding and saying outright untrue things just to get a rise(?), in itself, is a sin. Take the whole issue to individuals and forget the group and we’d be better off.

      (I think the only society STDs cant be traced to is Sumerians. so it happened after that and spread cuz of man’s movements and aggressions, not Christians.)

      And unlike all other religions except pagans (cool lovely people most of them) you can’t govern everyone if Christ is in your way… his message was the self to God, not a lot of people yelling at each other over religion.

      next: Christians didn’t start burning witches. It was clan against clan and person knowing another knew of them… taking the first strike to get their opposition(s) in trouble before they themselves were the target… lies to the religious and political powers and convincing others to get rid of their enemies… then it caught on as a good way to control a society by corrupt individuals/powerful ones within the name of the church and state(s). Everyone forgets there were christian priests and others who put themselves in danger and many died(in Europe and America later) to save people who were accused wrongly. But while all this was going on – (and the printing press was turning out pub’s of), long before and at same time, many same and sometimes worse atrocities were being executed among the populations of all the other religions/cultures too.

      I just read an article re the underage sex trade in the states skyrocketing in the last 15 yrs… into the double digit hundred of thousands most of the traders aren’t Christians, they are other religions other countries immigrants making a buck;.same horror as Catholic Priests (bad bad bad!!!)… saw on the internet our Prez and the first lady stating how Beyoncé and her hubby JayZ(?) were such great roll models? I don’t frighten easy, but that’s scary! I think people should stop blaming a specific religion for their own sins – seems so boring/untrue; and very lost. Do not condemn other religions, see beauty instead.

      I think Steve Mcqueen said it best: I live for myself and no one else. …some hated him for this, and the media made a field day out of – twisting it (cuz they were jealous) but he was cool and totally honest no matter what his other faults were.

      I think many of you are ostriches perhaps… ooh, that sounds good – let’s repeat that over and over and everyone will think it’s the truth.

      • avatar
        park bench on haight | 5 May 2014 at 11:32 am #

        I apologize for the last sentence; meant to delete it before posting. Initial thought – totally bone-head of me. my mum always quoted one line: if you think it you do it… okay Mr. Jagger! I’m thinking… I would think to myself after she blasted me. Hmm!

      • avatar
        Anonymous | 6 May 2014 at 1:17 am #

        Whacko. Utter, utter nutjob.

        • avatar
          Anonymous | 6 May 2014 at 4:26 pm #

          and next… came thoughts of Merle Haggard

  24. avatar
    hellbound heart | 3 May 2014 at 8:00 pm #

    Amen…..
    Love always

  25. avatar
    ticktockclarice | 4 May 2014 at 9:09 am #

    Tony Abbott is a heartless, ignorant, misogynistic, deceitful fool and an embarrassment as a leader and makes John Howard look positively progressive. The best part of the royals’ recent visit was when baby George turned away from him with a look of utter disgust when they were leaving and he was trying to be the creepy uncle and “pet” him. Ughh! Smart kid. Almost makes me want to be a monarchist. And the bible? So much misery and torment and suffering caused from the misinterpretion of the basic message “treat others as you would yourself be treated” Obviously a lot of masochists out there then. That book is Chinese whispers gone INSANE. We need more leaders like you Steve, you always boil away the bullshit and make so much sense but of course you’re too smart to sell your soul and go into the soulsucking game of politics. Which is good news for US coz then we get to see you performing at great gigs like the one at the Fly By Night last week with Robyn. SHAME ON YOU Perth for the scummy turnout, what does a living Aussie legend have to do to pull a crowd around here anymore? but then your music has always been too intelligent for the majority of the phillistines here. It was a great show, Adrian’s band is really cool (can definitely hear a Church influence in there), Robyn was BIZARRE! (now i know what the love child of James May, Syd Barrett and Willy Wonka would look like, lol) but hugely entertaining and you were wonderful as usual (the new Church song sounded great, can’t wait for the album!) And what was the Marc Bolan/T-Rex song you did again, that was cool. And loved the version of Heroin you guys did, even though you had to read the words! haha (to be fair, that song has a SHITLOAD of lyrics) And the guy i was sitting next to and seeing you for the first time was SO happy you did UTMW, glad you’ve finally made your peace with that song coz you KNOW how special it is. Loved it all Steve, thanks again, i was buzzing the whole next day, music is the best drug…take care all….be nice to each other….

  26. avatar
    Eskaedor | 4 May 2014 at 2:45 pm #

    Vacuous anthropophagite planking on her master’s guillotine. Frozen light thaws and darkness falls.

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    Kohl Ette | 5 May 2014 at 12:11 pm #

    A heddy mix of hash brownies coffee cheese and tomato toasties from up there and rosewater camomile sea spray (alternating between fresh and slightly sulfurous) deep heat and car ban monoxide over here. It’s the southerly detouring via bondi and blowing on up sheesh creek. But he’s following me, disguised as a franciscan monk. I believe.

    • avatar
      Anonymous | 8 May 2014 at 5:07 pm #

      U r becoming more adorable everyday. Stay fun, it suits u.

  28. avatar
    Peter D | 6 May 2014 at 10:47 am #

    I was an athiest when I was young, and then I eventually decided to have a look at religion. I pretty much gave everything a go, except Islam and the old testament, for some reason. Particularly got into the gnostic gospels and buddhism.

    Now, a few decades later, I’m a born again atheist. Individually they’re each mind control cults. Taken together, comparatively, you can glean a few truths here and there. But on the whole, they’re gonna be a big part of what did us in.

    I read a good book a while ago – Not In His Image by John Lamb Lash – which makes the case that monotheism is quite literally a mental illness. I went so far as to buy a second copy of the book to give to someone, but before I could I discovered that the author is currently of the opinion that he is a nagual, nay, *the* Nagual, and, in order to save us, is communicating with and interpreting for humanity the intentions of the one and only real and actual creator of our wonderful little planet and all its life forms. I guess its best to well know that one’s intellectual leaders have their faults, rather than labour under the misapprehension that they’re perfect!

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      Like A Ghost | 7 May 2014 at 2:10 am #

      God will still forgive you for being an Atheist. How sad that you are living your life without belief or hope, that is truly sad and i feel for you. I myself have seen ghosts, beings, and have talked to the other side. Go see a medium, have a seance, and tell us there is NOTHING on the other side. So if there is NO God or No Other World so what is there? You don’t need to read ANY book to believe nor belong to ANY religion either. Both are meaningless and you can still believe in the supreme God or Jesus. No fun to believe in Nothingness? So does that mean we are not here too? If you can’t see it don’t believe it right? So does that mean if you can’t ever see your brain or heart that you don’t believe it’s there? If you become blind, and all your senses cease to exist, does that mean everything ceases to exist because it’s not tangible?

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        Peter D | 11 May 2014 at 2:27 pm #

        I’m hoping he’ll turn out to be forgiving. I think maybe you need to be taught from early on to nurture a belief in a God in order to end up believing in a God. “Give me a child until he’s seven and I’ll show you the man,” as the Jesuits say. And I simply wasn’t shown how to nurture a belief in God when I was a kid. Which I’m thankful for. It doesn’t mean I don’t believe in things, or that I live without hope. I’ve had my own meaningful encounters with the universe, they’ve just never been on a one-on-one level with a maker.

        • avatar
          Holy Smoke | 15 May 2014 at 7:18 am #

          The Universe Is God and God is the Universe

  29. avatar
    Anonymous | 6 May 2014 at 12:51 pm #

    so, you people have heard of facebook, right? I hear that’s a good place to argue, ridicule others and discuss bowel movements etc…

    • avatar
      Anonymous | 6 May 2014 at 8:21 pm #

      Facebook is the Devil’s medium.
      Don’t do it, kids!

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    Kohl Ette | 6 May 2014 at 5:38 pm #

    See you tonight then bitches ( I mean that affectionately) or should I feel self conscious about being ‘mature’, the fact that I’ve done housework today including cleaning the bathroom, I have children, a ‘husband’ etc? By the way, email is also a good place to start arguments and finish them too, well so is anywhere really but frankly, I’m happy to listen tonight, play it by ear, go with the Flo or die in a car crash on the way for all I know. All going well, I’ll be able to get up and go to work tomorrow? :/ Anyway, later.<3

    • avatar
      Holy Smoke | 15 May 2014 at 7:20 am #

      Huh? You smokin’ doobies while cleaning?

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    Anonymous | 6 May 2014 at 8:20 pm #

    Steve asks who decided that Jesus died for our sins.
    Chris says it was ‘a product of the Protestant Reformation’, ie. an idea that originated in the 16th century.
    Hardly.
    Did the 4th-century Nicine Creed not say of Jesus that ‘for our sake He was crucified’? Oh, it did. 1200 years before there were any Protestants anywhere.
    So why did the Nicine Creed make Jesus’s ‘blood sacrifice’ a formal part of Church canon?
    Because in the 1st century AD, the early Church concluded that the ‘Man of Sorrows’ or Suffering Servant’ figure in Isiah was a Scriptural foretelling of the coming of Jesus. The servant suffered and died to atone for ‘our transgressions'(Isiah 53: 4-5). This led directly to St. Paul (him again) and Romans 4:25 – ‘He was delivered over to death for our sins’.
    So blame Paul and the early Church Fathers for making some totally spurious connections in an attempt to show that Jesus was foretold by Scripture. Nothing whatsoever to do with the Reformation some 1200-1500 years later.

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      Anonymous | 7 May 2014 at 2:34 pm #

      God the Heavenly Father, Creator of all & everything decided He would offer himself, His own flesh & blood His Son Jesus Christ who is God three in one. . (U know how it goes) for our transgressions because He loves us and Jesus is our ticket home.

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        thetimebeing | 7 May 2014 at 3:59 pm #

        he didnt love sodom or gomorroh or all the people he drowned in the flood. he didnt love the egyptians or the amorites or the phillistines.
        but he loves you. sure. well you got a nice little ticket to heaven havent ya
        shame about all them people in hell
        hope you can enjoy your little cloud
        while all those other people endlessly burn
        you idiot

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          Anonymous | 7 May 2014 at 9:16 pm #

          Does that upset u that I got a ticket.
          God said id Sodom & Gomorrah saw what the people living in the New Testament times saw they would have changed their ways. So He must have mercy somewhere with that lot. But what does it say about all of us today. Having history share many truths with us. Have we changed our ways in 2000yrs.

          • avatar
            Anonymous | 7 May 2014 at 11:28 pm #

            Ticket straight to the fucking nut hatch, mate.

        • avatar
          Cocoamo | 11 May 2014 at 1:32 pm #

          You’re making me chuckle again. Will be smiling for the next hour. Much obliged.

          Your Friend in Pennsylvania
          (Still, yes still, in Cocoa Beach)

    • avatar
      Anonymous | 7 May 2014 at 2:58 pm #

      Quite simply put :
      ‘Know Jesus – know home
      No Jesus – No Home’

      • avatar
        Anonymous | 7 May 2014 at 6:49 pm #

        Halfwit.

      • avatar
        Cocoamo | 11 May 2014 at 1:35 pm #

        Indeed, this one needs to be filed with the comment a while back about “dog” being “God” spelled backward.

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          maybe | 16 May 2014 at 2:54 pm #

          I had a dog licensed for service… Took him into nursing homes … Elderly. He would lay with them, nuzzle and kiss them. Besides their blood pressure going significantly down (all of them), other miracles… Smiles, memories of beauty told, wanting to have me write letters to family members they would dictate… When previous they couldn’t remember who their loved ones were, all came forward. One man would with help of a walker always want to and we would walk in the garden, albeit slow, but he previously had refused to try… Recently my current dog… Who had been abused before he became mine so much so it took me months to calm him enough not to be afraid of others out of blue jumped up on a bench to sit with a woman … Turns out had parkinsons … We sat w her while she told of her journey…. Dog has been looking for her ever since… She end our conversation (though) informing her doctors told her she had very little time left before her end but she was happy anyway. She was so beautiful she glowed in her peace, point… My dog picked up on her energy… As we sat for the couple hrs we talked I watched as that same stunning energy that drew my dog to the woman initially, caused people to purposely avoid her, step away from their path… While giving stressful looks.. so perhaps that is why people kindly make the generous observation of a dog’s resemblance to the nature of what is that better than their fellow humans. I don’t think anyone believes dogs are god.. but people who make fun of man’s best friend probably wouldn’t have noticed the beautiful woman with parkinsons as they passed by.. and would never have been graced to be told such a beautiful story or been able to walk with a man who hadn’t even wanted to before a dog came into his life. Your cynical put down makes me sad for you and the other name caller above you. Kind of like blocking out the mysteries and miracles that are present every day if you allow

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    Kohl Ette | 6 May 2014 at 9:41 pm #

    Really sorry! I got to the city and found a text from my kids. The cat had been in a fight and they took her to the vet. She was in a fight with a bigger cat and is worse for wear but not too bad thankfully! Anyway, I rushed down to Mojo coz I thought I might have to explain to someone about not going but it looked pretty crowded in there. I don’t think anyone cared. I heard you talking about a bassist who looked like a geisha on stage and that was about it. Might get to hear more on sunday night. Hope you all had fun.

    • avatar
      Anonymous | 7 May 2014 at 6:50 pm #

      You’re right – no one cared.
      Or even noticed.

    • avatar
      Catastrophe | 15 May 2014 at 7:31 am #

      How dare you not pay a visit to your child (your cat) in the hospital (vet)!? You should have left to save the cat!

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    Anonymous | 7 May 2014 at 7:34 am #

    Off the cuff. I have had enough Steven.
    As I sit here drinking my 2nd morning cup of tea. Reflecting on so many events from the past. Their connections, their meanings. Pondering my apptmts this morning at the same time.
    That is why I know it is better for God to finish what He started.

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    Anonymous | 7 May 2014 at 2:42 pm #

    God the Heavenly Father, Creator of all & everything decided He would offer himself, His own flesh & blood His Son Jesus Christ who is God three in one. . (U know how it goes) for our transgressions because He loves us and Jesus is our ticket home.

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      thetimebeing | 7 May 2014 at 3:56 pm #

      that deal makes no sense
      the son came back to life
      where is the sacrifice
      this is a meaningless equation

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        Anonymous | 7 May 2014 at 8:17 pm #

        It means that unlike the Jews who had to keep pertaining to their blood sacrifices time& time again when they sinned against God. (Also acknowledging that God understood that the 10 commandments were difficult to obey) God almighty provided the way through Jesus as God the son as the once & for all blood sacrifice for all sin. Past present future. Therefore we arent under the law of moses if u belong & accepted Jesus as Lord & Saviour, one is under the Royal law ‘love thy neighbour as thyself’. In which by doing this one is actually fulfilling the law of the 10 commandments (eg wot u dont like dont do it to them either eg murder stealing adultery etc etc). Therefore as Jesus said He came to fulfill the law not remove it and so the first 2 commandments of moses law hangs all the law ‘thou shalt love the Lord yr God with all yr heart soul & mind ; thou shall love thy neighbor as thyself’. So as most of us hav broken at least one if not more of the 10 commandments in our present lifetime, it is abetter law to be under for many different reasons and revelations from God. The 10 commandments were boundaries for the peoples protection, set by a Father who loves you just like any parent. In our ignorance we failed to understand and see y they were set. God needed to make a better way for us because of what was going on. Etc etc etc
        But as you’ve read the God’s written word presented in the Holy Bible you woukd know all this Mr Kilbey orc did you miss a bit. I’m always finding something new. A lack of understanding inone area becomes so highly relevant years later when the bit you were questioning becomes fulfilled in understanding as it all falls into place. Like this verse matt7:6 give not that which is holy unto the dogs neither cast yr pearls b4 swine lest they trample them under their feet and turn again and rendyou.

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          thetimebeing | 7 May 2014 at 9:34 pm #

          i dont like mr jehovah. he is a silly tent god made up by some old hebrew geezers in a desert a long time ago. in their quaint stories he does very nasty things.
          he is not a loving father, he is quite a vicious old bully. but he doesnt exist so who cares?
          you are delusional if you think he loves you while letting thousands of children die everyday in africa
          you are a smug little christian twit so assured of your ticket to heaven because you believe a load of old codswallop written
          by some jewish guys on scrolls. the creator of this universe does not operate like that.
          ha ha
          use your intellect for once
          your biblical quotes make me cringe
          you might as well quote me a train timetable
          so what if someone said this and that
          what fucking makes that true?
          your piety makes me really sick
          jesus christ would detest you

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            Anonymous | 7 May 2014 at 9:59 pm #

            The devil may kill the body but the souls of those children belong to God where that which is wicked has harmed. GOD HAS TAKEN THE SOULS OF THE CHILDREN HOME WHERE NO MORE SUFFERING CAN BE DONE TO THEM.
            Africa was renowned for following wrong Gods and practicing black magic.
            Let the wrong things in and it can be detrimental to one’s life family community.
            Piety usually does make devils sick.
            As they were once quoted as saying “have you come before your time Jesus to toment us”. (Something 2 that effect I would have to get my bible to look it up word 4 word exactly)
            Thanks for the overexaggerated comment, but there is nothing pious about me.

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            thetimebeing | 8 May 2014 at 8:18 am #

            did god tell you that ?
            oooh the wrong gods….ooooh how naughty of africa
            the devil…oooh hes a naughty guy
            im glad you got it right
            im sure jahweh really digs you
            youre going straight to heaven…for sure

          • avatar
            Anonymous | 7 May 2014 at 10:07 pm #

            What if I used my eyes.
            What do they say about you?

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            Anonymous | 7 May 2014 at 10:19 pm #

            And wot if I used my heart – wot does that say about you.
            And wot if I used my reason & rationale – wot does that say about you?
            And wot if I used God’s revelations – wot does that say about you?
            And wot if I used yr actions – wot does that say about you?
            And wot if I used my actions – wot does that say about u?

          • avatar
            Anonymous | 7 May 2014 at 10:33 pm #

            And if I used my intellect – wot would that say about you.

          • avatar
            Anonymous | 7 May 2014 at 11:52 pm #

            Mr. Kilbey, sir: absolutely.
            Spot fucking on.

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          Anonymous | 7 May 2014 at 11:51 pm #

          By ‘the dogs’, Jesus meant non-Jews.
          Christian theology has spent millennia trying to weasel out of that one by concocting vastly complex and utterly unfeasible semantic arguments around it.
          But there isn’t any way around it: Jesus’s teachings were meant exclusively for Jews. He said so himself: the rest of us were dogs, unfit to hear the message.
          Even Paul admitted that Jesus’s ‘mission’ was conducted solely among Jews, with no attempts to convert non-Jews.
          Taken out of their original apocalyptic context, Jesus’s teachings have much to say of universal benefit.
          But if you take his own words, that wasn’t Jesus’s intent.
          Every word about ‘spreading the gospel’ to non-Jews comes after Jesus’s death.
          Strange thought.

      • avatar
        Anonymous | 7 May 2014 at 8:19 pm #

        To be the first born of being resurrected. To show by choosing Him you to will follow in resurrection and death shall have no hold on you. And therefore He conquered death.

      • avatar
        Anonymous | 7 May 2014 at 9:35 pm #

        It’s not an equation. It’s a gift. If you choose to accept it.
        Then there is the Grace and Mercy revelance.

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          thetimebeing | 8 May 2014 at 8:20 am #

          the gift was invented by priests hundreds of years afterwards
          i dont need no one dying for my transgressions
          he didnt die anyway i thought he came back didnt he?
          this is an invention of the catholic church to get leverage over gullibles like you my friend
          where was the mercy and grace for all the millions of others old mr jehovak killed
          he is a bullshit god

    • avatar
      Anonymous | 7 May 2014 at 6:56 pm #

      Anon 2.42, how can Jesus have been the ‘flesh and blood’ of ‘God’, a purely spiritual being?
      You can’t even work out a vaguely coherent basis for your half-arsed belief in fairy tales, can you?
      Halfwit.

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        Anonymous | 7 May 2014 at 9:22 pm #

        Guessing u haven’t worked out yet you are body soul and spirit by the ignorance of your writings.

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          Anonymous | 7 May 2014 at 11:57 pm #

          Moron, fuckwit and clod.
          I am only this foul body and vile mind.
          I have no soul or spirit.
          And neither do you, dumb arse.
          No one does.
          So again, how can some supposed spiritual being be the father of actual ‘flesh and blood’?
          It’s a fairy tale, chump!

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            Contrary Belief | 15 May 2014 at 8:00 am #

            nonsense, there are ghosts, spirits, beings and a whole other world out there. Keep your mind and spirit open and you will succeed, don’t be so short on calling someone a clod or dimwit until you’re dead, because your argument is just as invalid as you claim others are by your way of thinking. Your taking the stance of we simply do not know? He’s taking the stance that he belives and wants to give it a chance. You can’t win the lottery if you don’t play!

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    Chris | 7 May 2014 at 4:12 pm #

    It’s ‘Nicene’. I am talking about ‘substitutionary atonement’ in particular, not the many other theological constructs and theories, especially Old Testament interpretations of Isaiah, or Pauline ideas of the atonement. While the idea of substitutionary atonement is present in nearly all atonement theories, the specific idea of satisfaction and penal substitution are later developments in the Roman Catholic church…and in Calvinism: Protestant Reformation…sigh…

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      Anonymous | 7 May 2014 at 11:42 pm #

      It is indeed ‘Nicene’. I accept my rebuke.
      But no, Chris, it’s not an Old Testament interpretation of Isiah – the Jews never associated the Man of Sorrows or Suffering Servant with the Messiah.
      That was a New Testament interpretation, designed to show that Jesus was foretold by Scripture. Steve asked who decided that Jesus died for our sins. The answer is that some elements of the early Church took the passage in Isiah to mean that as Jesus was to be identified with Isiah’s Man of Sorrows, he also died for ‘our transgressions’.
      Hence Paul’s explicit statement that Jesus ‘was delivered over to death for our sins’.
      Blame Paul.

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    Chris | 7 May 2014 at 4:25 pm #

    The ‘Nicene’ Creed says:

    ‘For our sake he was crucified under Pontius Pilate;
    he suffered death and was buried.’

    It is not a detailed statement of ‘a substituionary atonement for our sins’, ie. ‘a blood sacrifice made vicariously for us, in order to appease God.’

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    Chris | 7 May 2014 at 4:38 pm #

    For those interested, a good text on the various theories of Jesus’ ‘atonement’ or ‘sacrifice for us’, is ‘The Promise of Peace: a unified theory of atonement’ by Alan Spence, published in 2006.

    • avatar
      Anonymous | 7 May 2014 at 9:24 pm #

      The 1000 years of Peace written in Revelations. That is what I am aiming for.

    • avatar
      Anonymous | 7 May 2014 at 11:59 pm #

      ‘I came not to bring peace but to bring a sword’ said Jesus.
      Hmmm…

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    Anonymous | 7 May 2014 at 7:15 pm #

    A re-read of Lewis’ The Lion, The Witch And The Wardrobe will give a refreshing extra-biblical explanation of the sacrifice concept. Purity takes the place of treachery. A great allegory.

    “…However, unknown to Jadis, a deeper magic from before the dawn of Time
    existed, which said that if a willing victim who had comitted no treachery
    was killed in a traitor’s stead, the Stone Table would crack, and Death
    would start working backwards.”

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    Kohl Ette | 7 May 2014 at 8:31 pm #

    priest=aura. good then.

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    Kohl Ette | 7 May 2014 at 8:33 pm #

    ‘Mortified’. Haggroid.

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    Kohl Ette | 7 May 2014 at 8:39 pm #

    no one=a name… eg me. ‘You are like me arent you?’ sk. u=no one. no one =pleased… will top up subscription soon to atone for weed sacrifice. Thats nice.

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    Chris | 7 May 2014 at 9:09 pm #

    …..and C S Lewis was an Evangelical Protestant.

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    Chris | 7 May 2014 at 9:24 pm #

    ….and as an Evangelical Protestant, C S Lewis subscribed to the Protestant Reformation theory of substitutionary atonement from the Protestant Reformation of 1517 to 1648.

    • avatar
      Anonymous | 8 May 2014 at 12:00 am #

      Doesn’t mean C.S. Lewis was right, though, does it?

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    Kohl Ette | 8 May 2014 at 8:43 am #

    intellectual simulation therefore Cherry Cherry din din din din din

    • avatar
      thetimebeing | 8 May 2014 at 12:12 pm #

      are you losing your marbles my dear?

      • avatar
        Anonymous | 8 May 2014 at 8:43 pm #

        She’s got the luurve and just can’t contain!
        It’s called ‘erotomania’ and you can get treatment for it…

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    Chris | 8 May 2014 at 10:53 am #

    @unknown person: I’m afraid it’s a case of subtleties again. ‘Died for our sins’ is not the same as ‘blood sacrifice’ or ‘substitutionary atonement’. There are several theories of the atonement throughout Christianity, and they are evolving theories (not doctrines) which are still evolving. Catholic theologians, for example, no longer subscribe to the theory of substitutionary atonement as they once did, and ‘died for our sins’ or ‘died for our transgressions’ means Jesus died because of human sinfulness. The specific idea of a ‘blood sacrifice’, to which Steve specifically refers, is a direct reference to substitutionary atonement from the Protestant Reformation. Directly from the aramaic one passage reads: ‘And who was handed over because of our sins; and he arose to justify us.’ Here, it was human sinfulness that killed Jesus, and the use of ‘justify’ means God will still treat humans righteously and kindly in spite of this. Again, powerful illustrations of God’s love, not condemnation or judgment. If you are interested, I suggest a BTh and a course on Theories of Atonement in the Old and New Testaments and Early Church Teachings.

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    Chris | 8 May 2014 at 11:05 am #

    Two key passages illustrate that Jesus’ mission was first to the Jews and then to all people:

    Jesus says to the pharisees: “Prove by the way you live that you have repented of your sins and turned to God. Don’t just say to each other, ‘We’re safe, for we are descendants of Abraham.’ That means nothing, for I tell you, God can create children of Abraham from these very stones.” (Luke 3:8)

    and

    When Jesus spoke again to the people, he said, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.” (John 8:12) The key word here is ‘whoever’…he does say ‘if any Jew follows me..’

    This illustrates the danger of ‘proof texting’ or selecting passages that suit a particular line of argument, rather than taking the whole corpus of scripture in addressing a theological point, in that these two passages illustrate the opposite of the point made above that ‘the rest of us were dogs unfit to hear the message.’

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      Anonymous | 8 May 2014 at 8:41 pm #

      Chris, mate, you remember me saying that Christians had jumped through convoluted theological hoops for centuries, trying to weasel out of it? You’re still doing it. Read for context: when Jesus said ‘whoever’, who was he actually addressing? His fellow Jews – given that they probably didn’t need reminding that they were Jewish, why would he actually specify?
      But using Luke, a notoriously anti-Jewish source written to seek Gentile converts, is not exactly impartial, is it?
      So let’s try Matthew instead, where Jesus says quite openly: ‘I was not sent except to the lost sheep of the house of Israel’. That’s as clear as day. No theorising, no semantics – straight out in his own words: Jesus was not sent for anyone but the Jews.
      If Jesus thought so, who are we to contradict him?

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        Chris | 10 May 2014 at 11:13 am #

        ….proof-texting….

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        Anonymous | 10 May 2014 at 12:56 pm #

        Sorry im not A Jew. And He brought me back. Welcome to your life (sorry tearsfor fears cover just came on and broke my thought).
        So hard to type and think when this is on just want to sing along and I have 2 b somewhere at 1.
        Jesus came to bring a one on 1 relationship w their God plus more but they refused it.
        God desires to have mercy on all and bring them back into a right relationship with him but not every1 wants to accept this. God says He knew us b4 we were born. Therefore many of us have gone astray and can be classified as the lost sheep. Yes in some of His text Jesus is selective – is that because He knew He would be wasting His breath on some who have theiir backs up the wall. So far it would be impossible to break thru w/o overriding their freewill. But the offer is still open to all and God continues to choose mercy over all. So this makes it open to those who choose. Sorry short & sweet & lacking more direct instruction in detail. But time waits for no man I this case a wo-man.

        One

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          thetimebeing | 11 May 2014 at 1:13 pm #

          but no mercy for all the other people your god wasted eg jericho etc

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            Anonymous | 13 May 2014 at 1:15 pm #

            +++so u keep harping Steven. Do I really need 2 rehash history 4 u.
            Yr only telling half the story. Where is how God’s people the Hebrews were being bullied brutalised & victimized as slaves under the Pharoah king. They were saying they had had enough & God provided them with deliverance using Moses as the vessel. Which Joshua would have witnessed b4 his time in Jericho.

            Same as in the days of Sodom & Gomorrah & Noah, victimising bullying murder thuggery& the like to name a few. The innocent were crying out to be delivered from these oppressive circumstances.

            Were these (or would these) oppressive civilizations capable of changing their ways in a generation or 2 without God’s intervention for the better good of mankind.

            I’m not a historian. I’ve no need to study everything in big & fine detail. I c the little things in history that pertain 2 the big picture. Not the big things in history that pertain 2 the little picture.

            There4 God gave us Jesus in the hope that we would use His ways to shut down some of the bullying with His word & authority & not use a sword like the disciple who cut of the guard’s ear when JC was arrested.

            Scripture states ‘what 1 lets loose on earth is loosed in heaven. What 1 binds on earth is bound in heaven. ‘

            & as the new H&E is meant 2 b a home of peace no more tears pain or sickness etc then 1 wood assume or credit there is no place there 4 those who continue to practice the black arts. As in my experience as 1 who has been afflicted by those who do utilize such acts there is harm & it oppresses the innocents in the communities. For that would be enabling pain & sickness to flourish in the new world too. These ways bring pain & sickness upon the innocents. Many afflicted with pain & ill health do not realize this & accept it has natural ill health.

            I will give the benefit of the doubt that perhaps there r some who play in these occultic groups who mayb ignorant in the harm they r doing. But their r some who go out of their way to harm & injure. Some often use these methods 2 manipulate 2 get their own way. I have enough 1st hand personal examples to confirm this. One such event occurred on the w’end when I visited a teenager recently out of hospital who I greeted w a hello kiss. At this greeting a spiritual band that was upon her transferred immediately to me. The weight & tightness inflicted me w pain for 24hrs or so. Whilst it took this time 4 my continual prayer & petition to God to deliver me from it. Finally I could no longer tolerate the pain in my silent prayer request. I gave 2 hrs of spoken praise & worship in song. Where within the 1st hour I was delivered & felt the band rip from my head. Yes I am fortunate I can feel these assaults against my person. Others r unawares that this is what is really causing their pain. My question is how long had this teenager been putting up w this unbearable pain. & who put the spiritual band upon her head. Was it by some1 at the hospital, some1 at the school, a friends parent or some other contact who practices in these occultic arts. Perhaps some1 put it on some1 she loved & it transferred to her & eventually me.

            I had a coven of witches in my immediate workplace, I know the harm they do. They beat me up consistently w their spiritual practices. Fortunately I had learnt to stand in my Lord’s strength & power & authority. I overcame what was being thrown at me, as I suffered in sorrow, pain sickness injury bullying & victimisation.

            Jesus came 2 bring life & freedom. It is not life & freedom walking around with such spiritual filth on the body. Being consistently targeted in such ways & w such oppression

            What went on in ‘let my people go’ days during the reign of the Pharoah king is no different 2day. (But many can’t c there in slavery they’ve been veiled 2 beleive their happy in their little bubble).

            Jericho community, it would appear operated in the same paganistic ways as the other towns u speak of S&G the Egyptians. God would be aware that His sanctified people would b tainted by such practices and they would b manipulated like in the past & it wouldn’t b long again b4 they cry out 4 deliverance once again. Perhaps this land was prepared 4 the Hebrews. I’m not so sure it is the promised land God spoke of (but what would I know). Joshua would hav been fully aware of God’s power & workings, by his journeying w moses. I’m unsure how the Jericho community initially came in possession of the land, without researching this, as I said I am not a historian. But if God had indeed prepared it for His people He would not b happy that it was taken by a community who practiced that which He sees as abhorrent. Perhaps the Jericho community stumbled upon the land saw it was vacant & set up permanent residency.

            I donot wish to wait for society to realise the truth of the situation of how detrimental occultic practices are in our communities. For so like the doubters of Jesus & His ways & gifts, we would all be waiting 2000 yrs more & perhaps 2000 yrs after that still & the saga would continue to go on & the children would continue to suffer at that which cannot be seen with the natural eye.

            Church sign I saw today said ‘God’s will is always right. It is people who make misteaks.’

            Philosopher Soren Kierkegaard stated ‘life can only be understood backwards but it must be lived forwards’

          • avatar
            thetimebeing | 14 May 2014 at 11:54 am #

            i feel sorry for your delusions
            you seem like an intelligent person

        • avatar
          Anonymous | 12 May 2014 at 6:20 pm #

          Anon. 12.56, you may as well face it: God has no mercy for you.
          If he let Jesus die in agony, humiliation and abysmal despair, why would God do anything for you?
          Unless you’re saying that you mean more to God than Jesus did?

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            Anonymous | 13 May 2014 at 12:55 pm #

            Dear scoffer
            R u not aware God loves us all just as much as Jesus.

            2 lines from a song say it all

            As wounds which mar the chosen one
            bring many sons to glory

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    Chris | 8 May 2014 at 11:07 am #

    (correction: he DOESN’T say ‘if any Jew follows me’.)

  48. avatar
    Kohl Ette | 8 May 2014 at 1:18 pm #

    marbles? stones cheri

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    Michel | 8 May 2014 at 6:20 pm #

    And now it’s 2014
    Psychedelic Symphony is coming
    Prediction of new material
    Yiiiiipeeee !
    Stop fighting about religion, get back to The Church !

  50. avatar
    Kohl Ette | 8 May 2014 at 6:36 pm #

    i defer to your greater wisdom and experience on the matter your irreverence but refuse to kiss filigree diamond or from where it was …. filth!

  51. avatar
    Bernadette Keys | 8 May 2014 at 7:28 pm #

    Gee a lot of people really have a need to convince others here…..of course it was the girl’s fault

  52. avatar
    Kohl Ette | 9 May 2014 at 11:14 am #

    maybe i will retract. two irreverances dont make a right. Yes…purhaps having kittens! (pussy is back at least).

  53. avatar
    Kohl Ette | 10 May 2014 at 11:49 am #

    thats addictive when it works

    • avatar
      Anonymous | 17 May 2014 at 1:30 am #

      Boriah’s certainly addicted to it…

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    Chris | 10 May 2014 at 1:34 pm #

    So glad he Opera House gig is out on DVD as I couldn’t be there! Awesome release!

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      Anonymous | 11 May 2014 at 4:40 pm #

      If it as the one same 1 I went to, too lazy to check the year, as church hav done a few since > 2010. I cried in what i called my boxed in seat L17 – bit like number 1 in a box. God had been revealing all week in Sydney that I was not walking alone on this journey He had me on. Many friends along the way. It happened again during The Church performance. My bottom lip was quivering so much it was difficult to contain the emotion so I just let the tears flow from memory.

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    Peter D | 11 May 2014 at 2:49 pm #

    I’ve been out in the shed doing manly stuff this week, and the usb stick in my shed stereo swung around to the church. After everything now this, Forget yourself, Gold Afternoon Fix, Hologram of Baal, Sometime anywhere, #23. Great music to weld to, it turns out – I’ve never welded better.

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      thetimebeing | 11 May 2014 at 5:14 pm #

      excellent!

    • avatar
      Anonymous | 13 May 2014 at 11:34 pm #

      Music For Welding – I can see Steve’s next ambient album right there!

    • avatar
      audit | 15 May 2014 at 2:42 pm #

      I write to all the ladies with beauty, brains and more- ignore these sour women and their ugly green eyed monsters and they will cease to exist.

  56. avatar
    bout sums it all up | 11 May 2014 at 3:55 pm #

    I mean this conversation.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_QpP2nc9R48

    • avatar
      Anonymous | 13 May 2014 at 1:24 pm #

      I say the same words as the title of that song minus the B-word.

  57. avatar
    Kohl Ette | 11 May 2014 at 7:50 pm #

    mmyou too

  58. avatar
    Anonymous | 12 May 2014 at 6:17 pm #

    Rein it in fer gawd’s sake!

  59. avatar
    andy | 12 May 2014 at 7:39 pm #

    Mr Guy Fawkes…..oh yeah!

  60. avatar
    Anonymous | 13 May 2014 at 4:14 am #

    Steve do you like Jane’s Addiction?

  61. avatar
    mark w | 13 May 2014 at 1:09 pm #

    Lots of kindness on this blog. You outta’ be proud Kilbey.

  62. avatar
    Kohl Ette | 13 May 2014 at 10:28 pm #

    Bass, chaps, gels.

    • avatar
      Anonymous | 15 May 2014 at 3:55 am #

      Now, Ettie, that’s not the way to get Sam Mayfair to change her mind about you, is it?

  63. avatar
    This World Hell | 13 May 2014 at 11:34 pm #

    Here’s the only truth you ever need to know:
    it’s a Bastard Universe.
    Anything else is wallpaper.

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    Wagner Mantrap | 15 May 2014 at 4:01 am #

    Here’s one:
    in Genesis, Cain asks not to be expelled from Eden as the ‘other people’ will kill him if they find him.
    What other people?
    God had only made Adam, Eve, Cain and Abel at that point, and Abel had just karked it.
    So who were the other people that lived outside the Garden of Eden?
    Had God made them too?
    If not, who had?
    Makes yer think, eh?

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    Kohl Ette | 15 May 2014 at 10:45 am #

    Did visit pussy which is why heard geisha line and nothing else. Visited pussy twice before being happy her swelling subsided and could nurse her at home. Our house= Madness. Our home= Life somewhere else. Pussy=happiness <3 God bless x Thank you for your (unnecessary esp at this late stage) concern!:P

    • avatar
      Pussy Control | 16 May 2014 at 5:03 pm #

      Right now we are concerned for the cat, under your care, might develop pussy anxiety psychosis syndrome

  66. avatar
    Daniel | 15 May 2014 at 1:34 pm #

    TimeBeing, it might surprise you to know that I very much agree with your blog today. I was once a die-hard religionist, and knew scripture very intimately. It was the center of my whole life. Now I see it very much as you said it.

    Besides the concept of religious faith, which I am no longer capable of, there is the thought that I couldn’t worship a god who promises to kill billions of people for not doing what he wants (the bible says the vast majority of human kind will be killed, and only a very small few will be spared), or who was so character flawed & narcissistic as to require worship anyway.

    I only know that if I had as a hobby something as lowly as a colony of ants, or a large jar of caterpillars, I would never want to force them to endure what God has supposedly allowed to happen to mankind, and I certainly wouldn’t require their obedience in order for not killing and torturing them. It is cruel, sadistic, and evil. I know ALL of the apologists explanations for why this was all needed – and it’s all crap. Supposedly God requires our obedience for his ‘glory’ and for our own good? Killing off billions of us is hardly for our own good, and hardly brings glory to his name.

    Daniel W.

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      thetimebeing | 15 May 2014 at 4:36 pm #

      yes agree

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      Chris | 15 May 2014 at 8:28 pm #

      Daniel….God doesn’t kill people….death does…we are all going to die mate…from disease or old age or murder or war or poisoning or traffic accidents. It’s called mortality. What religionists grapple with is, what lessons do I learn along the way to be as useful a life as possible while I’m here, and when I die have I tried to leave he world a better place? The miracle of Christianity is that death doesn’t matter…death doesn’t ave the final word. The resurrection says eternal life is a free gift to all. And many other religions teach about an afterlife or eternity or heaven or a tenth dimension…or whatever you want to call it. And I don’t know about you, but I reckon life as fabulous as well as tragic, and I wouldn’t have not had it for quids! Plus, I would never have heard Ripple or Invisible or MATS or Buffalo or Texas Moon or Reptile or Block or……….

      • avatar
        Anonymous | 16 May 2014 at 7:46 pm #

        ‘God doesn’t kill people – death does’?
        Seriously?
        The Nazis didn’t kill 6 million people – death did.
        Stalin didn’t kill 10 million people – death did.
        Utter, utter clod.
        And in the Bible, God certainly did kill many, many people.
        Destroyed whole cities in one go.
        No?
        Chris, from what Steve’s said in the past, you’ve done far, far more for humanity than I ever could or would – but you ain’t half got some daft ideas in your head, mate.

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        Daniel | 17 May 2014 at 12:43 am #

        The bible says God will have the day of his wrath upon the earth, and that his angel will ‘thrust a sickle’ into it, and kill the majority of mankind for not following him. It says that few are those getting through the gate, and that the majority will be slain, with the birds of the earth eating their dead bodies, which will be so many in volume as to nearly cover the entire earth.

        According to the bible, God DOES kill people – many. He supposedly killed every man woman and child in Sodom & Gomorrah, which were large cities. He supposedly killed every human (and most animals) on Earth, sparing only 8 people and a few animals.

        So to say God doesn’t kill people in inaccurate, unless you mean that you believe in a God other than the God of the bible, which I was clearly referring to.

        • avatar
          Obamanation | 20 May 2014 at 10:37 am #

          If God created the Heavens and the Earth, he certainly can choose to take it away. People should fear God. People acted more civilized when they were God Fearing people. People kill people. More kids are killing people. Wonder why? No fear of any God anywhere so they do what they please. Another analogy would be cleaning house, so does God, he cleans his house when the time every now and then when needed. People using the Nazi vs. Jew anology, God didn’t kill those Jews, The Nazi Regime did!

          • avatar
            Daniel | 20 May 2014 at 1:39 pm #

            Just like a parent should be able to murder their children if they misbehave? How sick, disgusting and perverted.

          • avatar
            Chris | 20 May 2014 at 4:17 pm #

            You are talking about the Jewish Testament God of the Jews, not the Christian Testament God of Jesus and Christians…two very different ideas of God. Not at any time in the Christian Testament (or New Testament) is God referred to as ‘killing people’, only loving and forgiving them.

          • avatar
            Daniel | 21 May 2014 at 1:15 pm #

            The Christians of the new testament, believed in the old testament.

          • avatar
            Anonymous | 23 May 2014 at 12:26 am #

            Obamanation, you are a flat-out nutter!
            That’s a ‘whacko’ in American.

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            Chris | 25 May 2014 at 1:57 pm #

            No, Jesus and the first Christians moved radically away from it…..that’s why the Old Tesatament followers put Jesus to death, because they felt he contradicted it. eg. “You have head it said, an eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth (Jewish or Old Testament) but I say to you (Jesus in the New or Christian Testament) love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you.”

          • avatar
            Daniel | 26 May 2014 at 1:31 pm #

            Jesus’ words, at Matt 5: 17-19: “Do not think that I came to abolish the Law or the Prophets; I did not come to abolish but to fulfill. 18″For truly I say to you, until heaven and earth pass away, not the smallest letter or stroke shall pass from the Law until all is accomplished. 19″Whoever then annuls one of the least of these commandments, and teaches others to do the same, shall be called least in the kingdom of heaven; but whoever keeps and teaches them, he shall be called great in the kingdom of heaven.…”

          • avatar
            Chris | 27 May 2014 at 2:10 pm #

            Yeah…Matthew was a Jew trying to make Christianity appeal to the Jews, so he showed them that they didn’t have to reject the old religion, but that it is fulfilled or finished in Jesus and pushed beyond. This text is often used to show that Jesus was essentially still a follower of the Jewish Old Testament religion, which he wasn’t, which again is why the Pharisees and Sadducees put him to death. He revolutionised it and certainly din’t advocate most of it’s Levitical Laws of punishment etc. eg. The woman caught in adultery. Again, you have take the whole corpus of the New or Christian Testament and not ‘proof-text’ (using one piece of scripture to establish a whole argument about the whole of Christianity), which includes the other 3 Gospels and the writings of St. Paul, in order to see that Jesus was worshipping, calling on, proposing and presenting a totally new understanding of God. The Jews saw God as an angry, judging, punishing storm god (Yahweh), and Jesus presents a loving, forgiving, compassionate and life-affirming God (Agape).

  67. avatar
    Kohl Ette | 15 May 2014 at 1:58 pm #

    yes i did approach codswallop when i approached you. I now know. But you dont mind publishing what i consider the real codswallop. It’s the stuff you censor occasionally that is really from the heart.I am sorry to have to only contact you here but as you know you put me in the situation. Perhaps my most honest and mature comments disturb you. That is silly of you. I think this blog shows it isnt possible to try and be honest with you.

  68. avatar
    Kohl Ette | 15 May 2014 at 5:23 pm #

    you mean your track

    • avatar
      Anonymous | 16 May 2014 at 11:51 pm #

      Obviously – it’s his blog for fux sake!

  69. avatar
    Anonymous | 15 May 2014 at 7:31 pm #

    Steve, have you read much about the 2nd-century Christian, Marcion?
    He believed that Jehovah was not the God spoken of by Jesus but was actually a demiurge, a low and basically evil being that was totally separate from the loving God of the New Testament. Similar to gnostic duality but not quite the same.
    Sounds a lot like some of the things you’ve said recently.
    It’s not all good – while Marcion believed that Jesus was sent to redeem the world from Jehovah’s wrath, he also thought Paul was the true channel for Jesus’s message. Ah well, can’t have it all.
    Of course, the Catholics denounced Marcion as a heretic. Then again, they also said the Ebionites were heretics – and the Ebionites were the sect that was directly descended from the earliest Jerusalem Church, not Paul’s Roman chumps.
    Anyway, interesting, no?

  70. avatar
    Once | 15 May 2014 at 11:13 pm #

    A rather bitter take on biblical events. Then again, I have not read the entire bible cover-to-cover, and I believe that you have, so no argument would be appropriate here. I do think that the Old Testament stuff that happened was pretty much negated by the appearance of Jesus and his subsequent sacrifice. It is also said (I did read this somewhere) that all the scary revelations stuff refers to the fall of the Roman Empire, which has already happened.

    Regardless, I do know that there is an unseen force in my life working towards my good. Is it God? Jesus? Is it the energy of the Universe? Fate? Karma? Is it my own intellect? (that last one is probably a pretty weak assumption! LOL!)

    In any event, I don’t feel alone, and I’m grateful for whatever there is, and for the ability to learn and improve however I can. 🙂

    • avatar
      Anonymous | 16 May 2014 at 7:33 pm #

      Don’t worry about it – Revelations is just some bloke going mental in a cave. No more relevance to reality than any other bad trip.
      Nothing to do with the fall of the Roman Empire though – Revelations was written in the late 1st C. A and the western empire didn’t ‘fall’ til AD 476. It went out with a wimper, too, when a barbarian general sent last puppet emperor back home to his daddy’s farm. Funny old world.

      • avatar
        Once | 18 May 2014 at 1:21 am #

        Right – it supposedly was foretelling it. A lot of the symbols were references. Which would make sense if crazy cave dweller wrote it. Who knows? When I first started “getting into” the bible, I was watching Andy Stanley’s Your Move, and he said, “If you’ve never read the bible, DON’T START with Revelation!” So, me being me, I immediately went online and read it. LOL! Scared the living crap outta me! I was alone and it was one in the morning and I was all like, “A SHEEP WITH SEVEN EYES?! NOOOOOOOO!” Which lead to frantically googling “Is Revelation Real?”, and hence the theories. Man, praying that is just symbolism! 😉

  71. avatar
    Anonymous | 16 May 2014 at 4:26 am #

    Kohl Ette wants to prove she’s still got it at 50?
    Should think herself lucky – I NEVER had it!
    It’s a great life…

  72. avatar
    Kohl Ette | 16 May 2014 at 10:36 am #

    ha ha hardly

  73. avatar
    p.rose | 16 May 2014 at 1:59 pm #

    Let’s not forget to mention, the starved and crazy author of Revelation, and how his madness has been used by right wing fundamentalist Christians to justify the pillaging of the remaining natural resources of our planet.

  74. Kraig
    Kraig | 16 May 2014 at 2:41 pm #

    Hey Stevemeister I’m really digging the “Mr Guy Fawkes” download preorder exclusive and so I’m sure is everyone else, it’s got the “Box of Birds” feel or old school feel to it but with a modern Church twist to it. Sounds really awesome with the orchestra in the background, really digging it! Cannot wait to hear all the other tunes on Psychedelic Symphony and watch the DVD, FINALLY getting to see this! Good Job All You Guys! Including Steve, Marty, Peter, and Tim! Cheers

  75. avatar
    Anonymous | 16 May 2014 at 3:44 pm #

    Have a good time at your gig tonight & a pleasant fun time whilst you visit Brissie. Same to the band playing the globe on Sat night too.

  76. avatar
    Honnold | 16 May 2014 at 6:03 pm #

    Another creative chap who I think genuinely believes in God is David Lynch. I have no idea, but I would not think David Bowie believes in God. Lynch is also a big proponent of TMD. I’m not a huge fan of Jane’s Addiction but Jane Says and Just Because are excellent songs. Been Caught Stealing, too. I’ve misheard those lyrics for years and thought it was a political song about the U.S. invading other countries. “Hey Iraq. Bring it back. It’s mine.” Sounds like something George “Dubya” Bush would say. I thought the same thing about “Lost Cause” by Beck. “Waving your guns… at somebody new.”

  77. avatar
    Elvis | 17 May 2014 at 2:14 am #

    This blog show gone plum crazy! Shake-a-Leg, bubba-hubba-hum! How Great Thou Art! It Is No Secret (What God Can Do), Amazing Grace, I Believe, Crying In The Chapel, I’m Gonna Walk Dem Golden Stairs, bubba hum, thank you…thank you very much! Karate-Kick-Bam!

  78. avatar
    hellbound heart | 17 May 2014 at 8:04 pm #

    hubble bubble, boil and trouble….
    sinner burn and hellfire bubble….
    <3

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    Kohl Ette | 17 May 2014 at 9:19 pm #

    Auchtung mais oui… what was i thinking!? howe ver pussy is nevertheless napping inpeace…

    • avatar
      Drought | 20 May 2014 at 10:42 am #

      …meaning? You ain’t got none in a year!?

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    oyoy | 18 May 2014 at 4:00 pm #

    I agree with your version of the Bible – I am sure Jesus was real, and a really nice guy who wanted to teach people to love instead of hate. The old “do unto others as you would have them do unto you” is the basis of his message. Everyone loves it when people are kind and considerate to them, and I am perplexed that so many people actively stir up unnecessary pain and suffering to others in the name of their chosen religion.
    Sadly, this has been the same story repeated over centuries.
    I think that some people just love to be bullies and have sadistic natures, but how on earth they drag religion into it is just beyond me.
    Persecution of other cultures and religions is pointless of you are in pursuit of a happy and fulfilling life.
    We only have one life on this planet unless we are fortunate enough to revisit in other lives – so to spend propagating hatred and revenge is simply a waste of time. Don’t they get it??
    Love love love……

    • avatar
      Once | 19 May 2014 at 12:33 am #

      Totally! The thing that is so nonsensical about “war” in the name of “religion” – take Christianity for example – is that by doing so, they are breaking the “thou shalt not kill” commandment right off the bat! How does that even make sense? I’m Christian, you’re not, so I’m going to kill you? But then, that means I’m not really “Christian” either! What are they actually doing? Judging (sin), murdering (sin)…it doesn’t come from God, it comes from fear, ignorance and greed. Who’s territory is that? Yep, the enemy wins. And the thing about that is – it’s so OBVIOUS! I’m no genius, and I get it – how can ANYONE even attempt to justify it? On a smaller scale, you see this all the time, people who might otherwise really get something positive from studying the life of Jesus and/or believing in God are (justifiably) horrified by these judgmental, hypocritical hateful people and run away screaming. Who can blame them? This happened to the author Anne Rice. She was an atheist for years, then returned to Christianity, and then…well…here’s what she said: “I remain committed to Christ as always but not to being ‘Christian’ or to being part of Christianity. It’s simply impossible for me to ‘belong’ to this quarrelsome, hostile, disputatious, and deservedly infamous group. For ten years, I’ve tried. I’ve failed. I’m an outsider. My conscience will allow nothing else.”

  81. avatar
    Kohl Ette | 18 May 2014 at 9:16 pm #

    who?

  82. avatar
    Once | 19 May 2014 at 9:02 am #

    Kohlza – “Anne Rice is an American author of gothic fiction, Christian literature, and erotica. She is perhaps best known for her popular and influential series of novels, The Vampire Chronicles, revolving around the central character of Lestat.”

    A successful American woman who has explored both the dark and the light, and was left disenchanted by both.

  83. avatar
    Kohl Ette | 19 May 2014 at 12:09 pm #

    thanks dear Donna.. .yes she was mentioned in my womens literary studies years ago. My question was referring to an irrelevant comment concerning a boar who i unfriended a long time ago. I just didnt want to directly acknowledge that comment.

  84. avatar
    Kohl Ette | 20 May 2014 at 12:39 pm #

    To those who reply to me: sounds like you do your research on my posts. If you are a ‘friend’, why not reveal yourself? Actually, i think it’s kind to let sk know about the herpes since he kissed my lips. I think it would be unkind to try and hide this and I have no other way of communicating with him. So… just doing my best. Yes, I have been separated from my husband (not because of herpes) for approx a year. It is a difficult time…. relationships are in emotional flux. There is a good side to this but no idea of future (of course).We have managed to stay in the same house, since I am mainly involved in being there for the children. I have recently moved back into the same bed because I need a decent mattress for my sore back.He travels for work every so often. Also, as I said my daughter and I are leaving the country again soonish. It is tempting because of social norms to want to offer an apology for talking about a range of things which are often not talked about but it has been a purpose of mine in writing to attempt to speak my truth… the tone, style, medium, form may vary depending on inspiration as I’m sure you already know… of course if youre a writer, you will be spurred by whatever you are sensitive to and continue to write because it’s a form of coping and simply because it’s what you are… or any other type of artist for that matter. Indeed people in general will cope and express themselves in their own unique ways.

    • avatar
      Anonymous | 20 May 2014 at 6:33 pm #

      He should be a gentleman and let you have the bed to yourself/sleep elsewhere…. But then if he was, perhaps you wouldn’t be breaking up. Good luck.

  85. avatar
    Kohl Ette | 22 May 2014 at 6:35 am #

    Thanks but thus far I have not brought out the gentleman in men. It is the tom boy in me (intrinsic or a product of environment?) You can take the girl out of the wild but not the wild out of the girl. So there is part of me that will never grow up and therefore will be hospitalised periodically although eventually experts will pronounce there is actually nothing wrong.

    • avatar
      Anonymous | 30 May 2014 at 12:46 am #

      realize genes by another name; wild is actually the most loyal but also threatens/misunderstood by most that wild is also the most gentle (here, on earth). don’t grow old.

      little bits taken away of another is the shame.

      one day many yrs ago I met someone (who helped me that day) and we had such a splendid time together – like two strangers identical in nature/dreams. he was probably the kindest (most misunderstood) person I’ve ever met. Recently, a relative passed, but before passing told me something that now explains… now, I wonder if he knew.

      you take care pretty girl – and stay yourself; you’ll stay out of the hospitals.

  86. avatar
    Peter D | 29 May 2014 at 10:45 am #

    An interesting book landed in my mailbox yesterday – Shakespeare’s Secret Messiah, by Joseph Atwill. Did you know that Shakespeare was a swarthy Jewess by the name of Emilia Bassano? In an earlier book, Atwill puts forward the theory that Jesus and the New Testament were the creation of the Flavian Caesars, as a means to controlling messianic Jews, among other things. I didn’t know enough about the scriptures to be persuaded by that theory, and I know bugger all about Shakespeare’s works, but reading his latest book, blind Freddy can see that Atwill is drawing some interesting and diverse associations. And reading his book about Shakespeare is allowing me to better understand his book about Jesus and Josephus and Titus. Atwill is either a crank, or the biggest genius in ages, but he’ll be scoffed at by scholars whatever he is.

    This is all on-topic, I assure you!

  87. avatar
    Chris | 1 June 2014 at 11:40 am #

    Buddha was gathered together with his disciples one morning, when a man came up to him:
    ‘Does God exist?’ he asked.
    ‘He does,’ replied Buddha.

    After lunch, another man came up to him.
    ‘Does God exist?’ he asked.
    ‘No, he doesn’t,’ said Buddha.

    Later that afternoon, a third man asked the same question: ‘Does God exist?’
    ‘That’s for you to decide,’ replied Buddha.

    As soon as the man had gone, one of his disciples remarked angrily:
    ‘But that’s absurd, Master! How can you possibly give such different answers to the same question?’

    ‘Because they are all different people, and each one of them will reach God by his own path.
    The first man will believe what I say.
    The second will do everything he can to prove me wrong.
    The third will only believe in what he is allowed to choose for himself.’


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