burning bibles

date an angel who’s lips always taste of honey and vanilla. who’s skin is pale and eyes are tired.

date an angel who’s words sound foreign. who speaks a language long dead in their sleep.

date an angel who will watch the moon with you. who will gaze at you with the same awe every night as you bathe in the moonlight.

date an angel with scars they can not remember, who’s suffered even now and who’s words of the Bible burn their mouth as they speak.

date an angel who runs with the demons at night, who always smells of smoke and sin but cradles you in a gentleness unlike any other.

date an angel who’s voice drowns out any other, who speaks for the broken and left behind, who refuses to let their words be silenced.

date an angel who burns with a desire of freedom, who gazed at churches with a longing and familiarity. an angel who burns brighter than any other, who speaks the words of the divine with a passion and who never lost faith.

date an angel who crumbled and fell. who felt abandoned and lost their faith long ago and now finds it in you and worships every step you take for you at their hope and home.


Aries: Think you’re gonna break my heart. Think you’re funny, think you’re smart. Yeah, you may be good looking, but you’re not a piece of art. - “Power and Control”

Taurus:  Yeah, I wish I’d been a, wish I’d been a teen, teen idle. Wish I’d been a prom queen fighting for the title. Instead of being sixteen and burning up a bible, feeling super, super suicidal. - “Teen Idle”

Gemini:  I guess you could say that my life’s a mess, but I’m still looking pretty in this dress. I’m the image of deception. - “Homewrecker”

Cancer:  Lies, don’t wanna know, don’t wanna know, oh. I can’t let you go, can’t let you go, oh. I just want it to be perfect, to believe it’s all been worth the fight. - “Lies”

Leo: Living life like I’m in a play, In the lime light I want to stay. I know I’ve got a big ego. I really don’t know why it’s such a big deal, though. - “Primadonna”

Virgo:  I never sang for love. I never had a heart to mend because before the start began, I always saw the end. Yeah, I wait for you to open up, to give yourself to me, but nothing’s ever gonna give, I’ll never set you free. - “Starring Role”

Libra:  I’ll chew you up and I’ll spit you out ‘cause that’s what young love is all about. So pull me closer, and kiss me hard. I’m gonna pop your bubblegum heart. - “Bubblegum Bitch”

Scorpio:  Born with a void, hard to destroy with love or hope. Built with a heart, broken from the start, and now I die slow. - “Valley of the Dolls”

Sagittarius:  When you’re around me, I’m radioactive. My blood is burning, radioactive. I’m turning radioactive. My blood is radioactive. My heart is nuclear, love is all that I fear. - “Radioactive”

Capricorn: And now I see, I see it for the first time, there is no crime in being kind. Not everyone is out to screw you over. Maybe, oh just maybe they just wanna get to know you. - “Fear and Loathing”

Aquarius: All my life I’ve felt it deep inside of me. All this time was fighting for what I believe. All my life I’ve tried to hide what history has given me. - “Sex Yeah”

Pisces:  All I really want is to be wonderful. People in this town they, they can be so cruel. I live my life inside a dream, only waking when I sleep. If I could sell my sorry soul, I would have it all. - “The State of Dreaming”

Never have I related more to Courtney Love when she (after appearing with Marilyn Manson at a concert) complained : “You burn a bible on stage? OK, *that* to me is a big fucking deal.” She was visibly disgusted.

Because she was rebellious and crazy, but even she had a line she wouldn’t cross.

Certain shock tactics are repugnant. You don’t make a show of burning religious texts (The Bible, Koran, Book of Buddha, etc). That is 100% wrong.  



The bible:

slavery good

gays bad

snakes talk

seems legit

*and for those of you who did not know their are three very clearly “pro gay” passages in the bible and the only passage in the bible that actually seems against homosexually is Paul in the book of Romans. he calls it “unnatural” which if translated literally means “uncommon.”

but either way Paul was a genocidal manic (he killed ALOT of Christians for fun) until he “found Jesus”.

A new believer from Indonesia, Harun*, is in urgent need of your prayer. He is under pressure from his family and villagers about his new faith. Harun’s father recently found his Bible and burned it.

Harun came to faith a month ago when he attended an event held by Christians. He was interested in learning more about the Bible and asked to take one home. When advised to be careful with it, he answered, “I am ready to face any risks.”

Harun is facing intense interrogation. Pray that all who question him may witness Christ through Harun. Pray as well for God’s peace for the community of believers from Muslim backgrounds who know Harun; the situation has caused anxiety among them.

* name changed and representative photo used for security reasons

I can no longer listen to Teen Idle by Marina and the Diamonds without thinking about teenage Nicky and all he’s been through and ending up sad.

I mean:

  • “Yeah, I wish I’d been a / Wish I’d been a teen, teen idle / Wish I’d been a prom queen, fighting for the title / Instead of being sixteen and burning up a bible / Feeling super, super / Suicidal” just screams Nicky looking back at his teen years and how much his parents’ judgment and trying to make them happy and pretending to be straight and hiding so much of himself was tearing him apart and killing him and messing with his faith
  • “The wasted years, the wasted youth / The pretty lies, the ugly truth / And the day has come where I have died / Only to find I’ve come alive” like, come on, Nicky feels like he wasted his teen years trying to hide the inevitable truth underneath the pretty lies his parents wanted, but now he’s dead to his parents and feels like he is truly living with Erik
  • “I wanna be an idle teen / I wish I hadn’t been so clean” because he was trying to be the perfect child to his overbearingly religious parents and now he feels like he missed out
  • “I wanna stay inside all day / I want the world to go away” with the way he felt like there was nowhere in the world that he fit in
  • “I wanna be a virgin pure / A 21st century whore / I want back my virginity / So I can feel infinity / I wanna drink until I ache / I wanna make a big mistake” with teenage Nicky feeling so conflicted between all his desires and the guilt over having those desires and wishing them away because of his parents

Anyways, I love Nicky Hemmick and he has been through so much and I’m so glad he’s happy now with Erik.