Fictional Blood

In the opening scene of The Property of Blood there’s a scene at a primitivist Christian megachurch. Read the book to get details, but readers have commented about the different ways in which blood has been sacred. Here’s something from the NY Times that surprised me. It’s about Mrs. Vuolo, once a member of the overexposed Duggar family and its rather special brand of Christian belief. Full article here. ‘…As the credits rolled, the children performed a song onstage about the saving blood of Jesus, warbling, “Why should I not be put in hell to suffer for all time?”’

I’m always puzzled when these visions of violence are matched to the worship of someone seen as “representing “The Prince of Peace.”

Have a safe and happy Thanksgiving/Friendsgiving. Be safe.

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