Saturday, September 12, 2009

Religious Apocalypse, American style.

One of the big problems with American Christianity is that we approach the Bible's apocalyptic stuff taking the point of view of the perpetrator/avenger, rather than the point of view of the victim/one-to-be-avenged. This leads to rampant eisogesis. Note how patriarchy attempts to steal one of the relatively few places in the Bible where God is referred to as female, with "father hen".

Despite all that, my initial reaction upon hearing this was "Wow, I really like it."


byron smith said...

It's hard not to love anything that voice sings.

Rachel said...

Johnny Cash was one of a kind. I saw him perform at the Oregon State Fair when I was a kid. I'll never forget it.