Trashing religion... particularly Christianity.
Here's the title of Julia Sweeny's latest affort: "Letting Go of God".
If we could all be as courageous as Julia, and let go of our comfortable ideas about God. Those that come to mind, those that make life so much easier for us to bear, are things like forgiveness, reconciliation, dying to self, humility, and that other silly thing called charity. That's right, those little ideas help us to put life in a comfortable little box, and there we cannot be challenged by the greatness and 'diversity' of progressive, liberal secularism (or atheism). Oh, we Christians are so sentimental. Suffering... who needs that? Grow up, you traditionalists.
Ok, enough sarcasm.
Here's what one of her reveiwers wrote; don't tell me that ideas are harmless, even from former, washed-up, SNL stars.
***** (5 stars) EVERYONE should hear this -- at least once!
This CD has become very dear to me and some of my friends. I saw this performed live three times, and laughed all the way through and even wept a few times (and I am a grown man!). Sweeney went through the whole gamut of spirituality, (Catholicism, Buddhism, the belief that "God is love" and finally "God is Nature") before truly weighing fact from blind faith. It was not easy for her (or any of us seeking truth and perhaps even FEARING the truth) which is what this great 2 CD set covers. I know it sounds like a very broad statement, but if everyone on earth could hear this, I think we just may come to live in a more rational world (or perhaps that is just wishful thinking on my part...). I HIGHLY recommend this to anyone who is questioning the rationality of blind faith, who is suffering from a religious upbringing, or feels they are ready to live a truly authentic life. A NOTE: Sweeney has no agenda--she only tells her story and the listener can take from it what they may. I always feel very peaceful and inspired after listening to this. It comes with a book of the complete text, a track list and 2 CD's.
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