Honor Among Thieves (or the lack therein)
Somebody give me a hallelujah!
“Upon hearing the first verse and chorus, I thought that this was nothing more than a rapturous praise of sexuality gone too far—a goddess with the alleged power to absolve his sin and make him well. I was uncomfortable with this, but then I immediately realized that what Hozier is doing will be condemned as sacrilegious by anyone with a conservative bent, and that should come as no surprise—certainly not to him.” 
“Hozier, and any other artist, can use words as if they were on the free market. But they aren’t. Words have a relational meaning in the divine-human community and a history to boot. In short, Hozier is using stolen capital of the Christian faith. And I, for one, would like it back when he’s finished toying with it.” 
“Christian morality (so called) has all the characters of a reaction; it is, in great part, a protest…
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