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FEBRUARY 4, 1997, LUBBOCK, TEXAS
God has somehow managed to find his way into the Hippocratic oath because the paramedics here refused to treat me with oxygen for exhaustion after our performance, explaining that they didn’t agree with my morality, therefore I didn’t deserve their emergency life-preserving skills. Apparently Jesus saves, but the paramedics here don’t.
—  The Long Hard Road Out of Hell - Marilyn Manson (1998)
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I recently read Ta-Nehisi Coates’ Between The World And Me and the above was one of many passages that really shook me. I highly recommend the book if you want to learn more about the Black Lives Matter movement in the US (or if you want to just read some damn fine writing).

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4/29 update: correction made to last page thanks to Reddit users gigaquack and Godinjointform.