Honor Among Thieves (or the lack therein)

Somebody give me a hallelujah!

Southern Fried Witch

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“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.” [1]

“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.” [2]

“Christian morality (so called) has all the characters of a reaction; it is, in great part, a protest…

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~ by Sable Aradia on February 14, 2015.

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