“The New God” / Memorable Fancies #1654

A new god has appeared to us. Yes, the usual smoke and fire, loud booming sounds from the heavens. The fire grows brighter, the smoke blacker. Clearly, the new god is angry, or just pretending to be angry as a show of force. It will probably demand worship, as do all the rest of those tiresome gods; sacrifices, too, I suppose, which will mean less food for our children, fatter priests and prophets. [Click ‘Random Post’ above – be astonished] … [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...]

“The Second God” / Memorable Fancies #1508

[“...the land not worthy of a second God...” – Thomas Bernhard] I guess we got off easy – here, there’s only one. … [Read more...]

A Dystheist Creed

"I'd rather be nothing." - Alien 3 A dystheist * belief: There is a God; atheists vainly wish there were not. God is a farmer, and the crop he's raising is souls - human souls being the tastiest, if a bit tart. More souls, more "soul-food" for Him. He sees homosexuality as a threat to the bountifulness of His harvest. But He’s not a conservationist - it's grow as much food as possible, strip the soul/soil, and move on. * aka “maltheist”; not the same as “misotheist.” … [Read more...]

“The God Arrives” / Memorable Fancies #1468

There were so many violent rumblings in the earth, so many prophecies, so many voices shouting exultantly in the sky, that we were sure the great and awesome god had finally come at last. And so it had, but instead of a towering figure gazing down at us, the god was so tiny – just a few inches tall – that we laughed at it with relief. That was the last time anyone laughed.     <END> Buy it at amazon.com/author/terencekuch: At All Adventure, a Maltheist gospel. … [Read more...]

“The Datebooks of Angels” / Memorable Fancies #1364

[“I wrote my name in the datebooks of angels / And did not care if they were fallen.” – after Noelle Kocot] In fact, the fallen angels are easier to get in touch with; they actually answer their phones once in a while. <END> Buy it at amazon.com/author/terencekuch: At All Adventure, a Maltheist gospel. … [Read more...]

“For Babylon” / Memorable Fancies #1357

“ ... Babylon of the golden sandals ... ” — Sibylline Oracles, Book 5 [The following is a free-verse adaptation of the Biblical Apocalypse of John (the book, also known as “Revelations,” that D.H. Lawrence called “A Hymn of Hate,”) Chapters 14-18] What I saw: Angel a-wíng in heaven, proud Gospel in its claws, crying       Fear God; for his judgment is surely come. And there followed a second angel, saying, Babylon is fallen, is fallen, that great city. And the smoke of her … [Read more...]