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The Christian Life
Mithrandir

Happy, white school buses parked next to barn-like chapels of God--this is the Christian life.
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Missionary trips to rural Nebraska--a house, a fence post for an Indian--"Reparations?  How 'bout a shitter, instead?" --this is the Christian life.
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Re/deprogramming for whores and for fags--the merciful face of the door given to the unwanted, pregnant daughter--this is the Christian life.
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Bombs for babies--sweet, honest fools paying the Man for his murders--blood, our commode, our blessed bath--this is the Christian life.
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A Bible Belt tanning your ass by the hand of a faceless old fuck that beats his chillins', neglects his wife, screws him some livestock, and breathes from the bottle--this is the Christian life.
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The Word of God is between the lines of the myriad dreams of drug addicted angels, written in sweet, longhand novellas about Gaia's fucked up brood--this is the Christian life.
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Hark, a beat old baptizer told you so--this, the Son of Man, walks to school with a talking cloud.
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This is the Christian life.
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27 Mar 07


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