Ingrid is going to love this one. It’s the video of XTC’s musical screed against religion, “Dear God.” Video below the fold, since putting it above the fold screws up my archives.
I’m especially fascinated by the “talking to the God that you don’t believe in” format. It’s such an interesting narrative device; of course it’s internally contradictory, but that actually helps it capture the contradictory feelings that so many former believers have towards religion. (I used it myself in a story I just wrote, in which a member of an abusive religious cult is praying to the God that she’s lost her faith in.) I’m trying to remember other examples, but my brain is still mush from my travels — can anyone think of any?
Via Spanish Inquisitor.