Posts Tagged: Good Friday

Keep On Nailing It: The Constant Work of Putting Gods to Death

With just a few weeks to go until Getting High is out – see post below – I thought I’d post a short excerpt from the closing chapter. For some context: what I’ve done in the preceding pages is to explore how our various attempts at flight are connected with religious moves to attain access

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Reclaiming Good Friday | ‘Day of the Dead’

A few weeks ago I was loitering in art bookshop on Charing Cross Road waiting for a film in Leicester Square, and came across this book of postcards, all with images celebrating the Mexican Día de Muertos. The pictures are gloriously macabre, and yet somehow comic too. The original festival is pre-Columbian in origin, but now

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God is Dead. Good.

Dead Today, there is no hope. There is no resurrection, no looking forward to a Sunday which does not yet exist in even the wildest imaginations. There is no prayer no solace no point. God has died. It’s over. Finished. Give up. Go home. Return to work. The best you can do is carry on

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Two Robbers

I am both robbers right and left accusing and scheming pitying and arrogant, wanting him to save me, wondering why he didn’t save himself, empathising with the pain, mocking, frightened, pleading guilty, condemned, argumentative an innocent man somewhere lost in the middle of all this; dark days to follow, brighter days promised: ‘remember me’ all

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