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The Deathless Death

The Deathless Death

This one was written by our friend Sean Dwyer.

I’ve recently stopped attending my church. Putting many intellectual issues aside, the heart of the matter is the heart. I do not want to go anymore. I am unable to go. I am unable to bear the weight of the expectations, exhortations, and encouragements. I am sick.

In the words of Hozier, my church has been dishing out a “deathless death.” In his song, “Take Me to Church,” he sings:

Every Sunday’s getting more bleak,
A fresh poison each week.
“We were born sick,” you heard them say it.
My church offers no absolution.
She tells me, “Worship…

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Rethinking Hozier’s Hozier

Rethinking Hozier’s Hozier

If you know anything about last year’s very popular singer-songwriter, Hozier, you’re already aware of his, shall we say, ‘low view’ of Christianity—that he will not go to church unless you take him, and that if you do take him, he’ll worship like a dog at the shrine of your lies. He’s pretty vocal about his postchristian perspective, telling the London Evening Standard: “I still wouldn’t define myself as an atheist—it’s too absolute. But I don’t have any faith. I think faith is an absurd thing, but I’m ok with that.”

Hearing all this, I’m sympathetic: after all, faith is an…

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