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“Death to the World” has more street cred than the platitudes that are available at my diocese. It seems like a good clarion call for the Last True Rebellion.
It is a shame that I have yet to see the Roman Catholic Church put forward something that seems so subversive but at the same time orthodox.
I mean, come on! Superficially, but without any sarcasm or irony, I can say that the zine covers look like grunge/heavy metal/revolutionary publications! How cool is that!? “DEATH TO THE WORLD!” The title itself tells you that your hedonistic life is rotten and you need to die! (So that you may live! Goodness, yes!)
It sure beats the neatly manicured parish bulletins with the faux-byzantine-style post-modern church art with crisp graphic designing and advertisements at the back.
It’s so grungy and almost has a grizzled old hermit quality to it.
And I don’t think it’s even trying to be cool. For all we know, the monks and nuns were just pretty lousy graphic designers but have punk/grunge/metal sensibilities. And it’s working for them at this point. Because this is pretty much the best thing ever.
Thank you, Fr. Stephen Smuts for bringing Death to the World to my attention.
Huh. After researching more about Death to the World, I’m disappointed. It’s just a fad, after all, no matter how appealing it is now.
“Death to the World’ with all of its passions can be summed-up –
in these Two Great Commandments that Jesus gave us:
Love of God – the ‘Perfection of Truth’:
Love of Neighbor – seeking out the other IS the ‘soul of searching’.
Not a ‘zine to inspire’ but crossing the Goal – the ‘arrival of Truth Himself’!
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