July 27th, 2006


this is serious, mum

This is the band that did "Everyone Else Has Had More Sex Than Me." Oh my.

From a radio interview:

Ron Hitler-Barassi: They've talked about the death of the novel and they've talked about the fact that art in Australia is spiralling downward and I think TISM on Review is confirming that fact. You know, like, for 10 years, Review viewers, we've been slagging you lot off. I know you're expecting some pencil-neck geek with short cropped blonde hair and a black polo necked sweater and drinking his latté talking about some crappy artist that's getting my taxes for years and years and here you have TISM the sort of artists for people who aren't creative, you know. We're from the solidly middle class. We're the artists for people who went to government schools, you know. So I'd like all you Review listeners to put down your latté's and turn up your home stereos and your 48 inch colour TV and get a taste of real life instead of sitting back on your black spotty behind, taking my taxes and thinking you're so creative. Don't you agree, Humphrey?
Humphrey B. Flaubert: Oh, I agree with everything you said, except for every third word.

Also, impactbomb called me to say hello. Hooray!
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from dietrich bonhoeffer, legendary protestant theologian

Is it really the task of the church today to offer the world solutions for its problems? Are there even Christian solutions to worldly problems? It apparently depends on what is meant by this. If one implies that Christianity has an answer to all social and political questions of the world, so that one would only have to listen to these answers to put the world in order, then this is obviously wrong. If one implies that from its vantage point Christianity has soemthing specific to say about worldly things, then this is correct....The kind of thinking that starts out with human problems, and then looks for solutions from that vantage point, has to be overcome - it is unbiblical. The way of Jesus Christ, and thus the way of all Christian thought, is not the way from the world to God but from God to the world. This means that the essence of the gospel does not consist in solving worldly problems, and also that this cannot be the essential task of the church. However, it does not follow from this that the church would have no task at all in this regard. But we will not recognize its legitimate task unless we first find the correct startiing point..

Ethics 353-354,356

Bonhoeffer was executed for trying to assassinate Hitler. It's hard to be more hardcore than that.