I, personally, am not a believer of an anthropomorphic deity. You know the one that billions of people believe in and atheists completely detest and reject. The God that judges and has had fits of rage that result in global flooding or fire and brimstone raining from heaven is an irrational concept to grasp or believe with any sense of reason. Nor do I believe that God was a man who walked among us 2,000+ years ago in the flesh that had to subject himself to execution in order to forgive me for sins I hadn’t committed yet because that was the only way he could forgive me. When you put God in a delusional dogmatic box like that, most rational people will not truly believe. In fact, the only reason many people do believe it is because the genetic lottery caused them to be born into a family that believes it and thus the indoctrination as a young age begins.
Jesus told His followers to give all their money to the poor. (Mark 10:21-23) Of course, that would make His followers poor. So someone would have to give it all back to them. Conservative Christians skip a step and just keep it.
How dare democrats like Karen Finney call out the Grand Old Party for their uncanny attention to whiteness and old white dudes.
It’s a travesty!
On MSNBC she said:
FINNEY: And point being –we saw in droves, you know, the Latino community moving over to the Democratic Party largely because of the tone. You have even Republicans in the Republican Party who are Latino just disgusted with the tone. So, these guys have to be very, very careful. The other thing that these guys know is that those, you know, crazy crackers on the right, like if they start with their very hateful language, that is going to kill them in the same way that they learned at their little retreat that let’s not talk about rape.
Last night, I photographed Soundgarden at Riviera theater in Chicago.
It was one of the best experiences I’ve had shooting a band. Good light. It was a band I’ve loved since I was a teenager. The stage was low.
At one point, another photographer wearing a Detroit Tigers hat was standing next to me. The Ben Shepard, the bass player, walked all the way across the stage, tapped the guy on the Tigers hat, gave him a thumbs up and fist bumped him … explosion hand and all.
I slapped him on the shoulder and said, “He just fucking fist bumped you, dude!”
More of my photos will appear in Time Out Chicago (link to come). The shot I posted last night is killing me. I didn’t get Chris Cornell’s feet in, because I was so excited to get that band formation.
But all in all, it’s one of my favorites. I got some great closeups of him too.