“Photo-Finish” / Memorable Fancies #1830

[“Lightning is God taking pictures of the victims. – Mark Cox] ... the victims of lightning. But there are other godly afflictions that are not as dramatic, as incendiary. >  [Click Random Post above – re-astonish yourself] … [Read more...]

“How to Attain Peace” / Memorable Fancies #1687

[“…the anguished soul that requires, in order to achieve peace, that a certain action be performed.” – Tzvetan Todorov] No one has told me what to do to achieve peace, though many have offered suggestions. I’ve tried many things: some simple, some complex; some alone, some with others; some on my knees, some standing, staring up at the unforgiving sky, fist raised. After each attempt I wait for peace to soothe over me, sticky like warm ice cream, melting all my fears. I wait. … [Read more...]

“Pulling Our Strings” / Memorable Fancies #1566

[“We represent on earth as we are in heaven” – W.S. Merwin] We are the self-marionettes, the self-puppets. No one else can pull our strings – we do this just as dreadfully, ourselves, as the heavenly puppet-master would. I dance to my own discordant strings. … [Read more...]

“Port-a-Soul” / Memorable Fancies #1279

[“take your soul with you, / nobody wants it” – Brian Patten]         So I took my soul with me. At first, I was glad to have it for company, strolling in the noonday sun or lying around at night, but soon it became a bore, tedious with admonitions, heavy with accusations.        Then I knew why nobody wanted it. <END> Buy it at amazon.com/author/terencekuch: At All Adventure, a Maltheist gospel. … [Read more...]

“Five Christian Nightmares – III” / A Memorable Fancy #360

Adam, out of a mistaken sense of chivalry, decides not to blame the woman for the snake-and-apple incident. God wonders what to do now. # Clothing of holy men is snatched at on the street by those who seek relics of salvation, or a convenient item to sell on eBay. # God abruptly solves the problem of evil. # Once again God announces his opposition to human sacrifice ― but this time, he doesn’t mean just the body. # We twelve were writing our epistles, gospels, homilies. … [Read more...]