"The central doctrine of Christianity, then, is not that God is a bastard. It is, in the words of the late Dominican theologian Herbert McCabe, that if you don’t love you’re dead, and if you do, they’ll kill you."--Terry Eagleton

"It is impossible for me to say in my book one word about all that music has meant in my life. How then can I hope to be understood?--Ludwig Wittgenstein

“The opposite of poverty is not wealth; the opposite of poverty is justice."--Bryan Stevenson

Friday, May 27, 2005

Friday Kitsch Blogging!

The Founder of the Feast welcomes a new member. Posted by Hello

A close up, for aficionados. Posted by Hello

And yes, those are the "Six Flags of Texas" in the background. We'll get around to Texas Kitsch, too; have no fear.

Addendum: It occurs to me an introduction is in order. The "collection" (such as it is), began with the Godzilla figure, purchased for now obscure investment purposes several decades ago (it seemed like a good idea at the time). My source and investment advisors were, and still are, in Austin, and I cannot recommend them strongly enough.

As the Founder of the Feast, Godzilla now serves as guardian and tour guide for the junk (oh, sorry, kitsch) that has accumulated like scum after floodwaters recede. The Jesus Action Figure is one of the later acquisitions (also purchased in Austin; the town just seems to inspire this kind of collection), and I kept it in the blister because the packaging itself is just so cool. It even has a collection of scriptures on the back (sadly, not shown) that includes one from the Gospel of Thomas. Timely and contemporary, too!

We will return to the discussion of folk music and theology shortly. In the meantime, enjoy the introduction to the collection. Your tour guide, who knows he looks much bigger in the movies, welcomes you.


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