Life at № 42 by E.M. Coutinho
The more I read comments by American Evangelicals online- the more I’m mystified by their organogram of beliefs. You see, a Catholic can at least say to himself that his belief system relies on the institution that invented this ideology in the first place. Texts, doctrines, philosophies- the lot. (Even if heavily borrowing from Judaism.) In fact, had copyright/trademark law been in place back then, there’d be no such thing as protestantism at all. The Catholic church would’ve gone all Disney Corporation on them. No you can’t use our logo, no you can’t use our story. No you can’t pretend you know what the character we invented really wants. We invented him. We get to make up what he wants. No, no variation of the cross logo either. Make your guy somebody who gets hanged and use a noose as your symbol.
It’s like someone taking Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, rewriting half the scenes, and then claiming their version is the actual original. So this 1000th re-write of Romeo and Juliet is the one. All the other Romeo and Juliet’s were totally wrong. Romeo wasn’t even born in Verona, he was born in Texas. If it weren’t tragic it would be funny.