I’m going to sing Monday night. My debut. Thinking I’ll do Alice’s Restaurant and American Pie. It’s a two song open mic set.
— Angela Baxley Glass (@Baxley) October 26, 2013
“Your granddaddy don’t dance, and your grandma don’t rock n’ roll like mine…”
What would it take me to speak up, to hoot and holler and say “hey, y’all I have a story to tell”?
They killed my clown. Oh, it’s just this fantasy in my head. They didn’t really kill my clown, there’s not even really a ‘they’. My grandpa died is all. He was a clown, and he died, and that damn near killed me.
And the curious thing is, I have no idea if he believed himself. I mean, I know grandma does?—?she’s that whole evangelical pentecostal holy spirit healing and hoopla kind of religiousity, something that I saw plenty more of being raised in the South.
… but that’s not the point either, the point is simply, you died.
Grandpa died. Grandma Hilton is all I have left.
It’s time to start telling stories.
— I’m testing my voice. I’m testing with a tease. Please offer critique, I get by with a little help of my friends. My friends have always been on the internet.
“‘These people honor me with their lips, but their hearts are far from me. They worship me in vain; their teachings are merely human rules.’ You have let go of the commands of God and are holding on to human traditions.”
“‘Jehovah’—because of people’s familiarity with it since the 14th century. Moreover, it preserves, equally with other forms, the four letters of the tetragrammaton JHVH.” — The Watchtower defends “shallow scholarship” in response to “Jehovah Not Correct as God’s Name”
YHWH = JHVH ?
If you meet a Jehovah’s Witness they’ll tell you God’s name is Jehovah, and they probably don’t even know that it’s not true.
They probably whole heartedly believe that what they were taught was “the truth” and that it is a life-saving message that they bring to you.
Go easy on them. I know how much it hurts to learn you’ve been lied to all your life.
So, please if you can, help in this campaign:
- explain how the letter “J” came to be only recently, and
- how “hovah” is a real word that’s actually in the scriptures, but it doesn’t mean what they have been told that it does:
“lifts himself up over everyone who is called “god” … [and sits down in Beth’el]. — 2 Thessalonians 2:4