Rehabilitating the Serpent

Rehabilitating the Serpent A young girl with the highest ideals joins the Church as a nun and ends up dumping the bodies of dead babies in a cesspit What happened to her A pious young man takes a bomb to a children s pop concer

  • Title: Rehabilitating the Serpent
  • Author: Jack Harte
  • ISBN: 9780956096
  • Page: 468
  • Format: Paperback
  • A young girl with the highest ideals joins the Church as a nun and ends up dumping the bodies of dead babies in a cesspit What happened to her A pious young man takes a bomb to a children s pop concert with the intention of killing himself and as many children as possible in the name of his god What happened to him Churches that claim to mediate Jesus Christ s philosophyA young girl with the highest ideals joins the Church as a nun and ends up dumping the bodies of dead babies in a cesspit What happened to her A pious young man takes a bomb to a children s pop concert with the intention of killing himself and as many children as possible in the name of his god What happened to him Churches that claim to mediate Jesus Christ s philosophy of love, anti violence, rejection of wealth and privilege, have a long bloody history of wars, repression, and persecution all to accumulate and retain wealth, power, privilege What happened to them Religion inspires love and hatred in equal measure Intrigued by these paradoxes, Jac Harte analyses religions back to their origins in story, through a series of narratives, and challenges the notions of good and evil on which they are based He confronts the ultimate Boogey Man, the Devil, the Serpent.

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    1. Jack Harte is an extraordinary writer. Seemingly unconcerned with writing-as-competitive-sport, the disease that infects so many writers and stops them (I believe) from writing truly original and thought-provoking works, Harte writes about was fascinates him, what worries him, what obsesses him, and he does so with elegance, wit, intelligence, and wisdom. This new collection of stories and essays Harte explores the tension between institutional organized religion -- principally the Catholic Chur [...]

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