Every tradition in the world contains some seeds of truth, and likewise some of those seeds come to fruition and then rot, such as the justifications for slavery and the subjugation of the feminine, fully half of creation. We humans must be master pruners in order to keep cutting away the tribal rhetoric to come to deeper truth. This is true for every nation, every group. I deeply appreciate the religious and ethnic diversity of the world, and I pray that one day we can all respect each other for our differences as well as our common humanity, which is an inheritance from a God who loves all life and values us as a part of its own heart. May we achieve the peaceful coexistence which God implores us to find, first within our own souls.
IN THEIR PURITY – ALL RELIGIONS (TEACHINGS) (NEW OR OLD) HAVE THE SAME MOTIVE OF SPREADING VIRTUOUS, HONESTY, LOVE, HARMONY, SELFLESSNESS, WISDOM & AFFECTION FOR ALL.
Goodbye, dear Edwige, butch elegance, punk legend.
Perhaps the reason so many hate the Jews, is because the Jews have no other choice but to support and help one another. The Jews do what everyone else should be doing. Taking care of each other, working together, sharing, supporting and helping each other. I am sure there are Jews who do not, but the majority obviously do, or they would not have survived on this planet as long as they have.
“Oh, Fiona sweetie, I bet you do,” I said.
Antony and the Johnsons have added two more orchestra concerts in Copenhagen, Denmark on September 2nd and 3rd at the DR Concert House with The Danish National Chamber Orchestra. Ticketing and show info can be found . The upcoming summer orchestra events will be a culmination of their work to date featuring arrangements from the most recent release "Swanlights" and previous releases. Please see our page for further infomation.
The Great Barrier Reef: an Obituary
In “Concerning the Jews,” Mark Twain mused on the hatred of Jews, on one hand, and their persistence, on the other hand: “…The Jews constitute but one percent of the human race. …Properly, the Jew ought hardly to be heard of, but he is heard of, has always been heard of. …The Egyptian, the Babylonian, and the Persian rose, filled the planet with sound and splendor, then faded to dream-stuff and passed away; the Greek and the Roman followed, and made a vast noise, and they are gone. Other people have sprung up and held their torch high for a time, but it burned out… The Jew saw them all, beat them all, and is now what he always was, exhibiting no decadence, no infirmities of age, no weakening of his parts, no slowing of his energies… All things are mortal but the Jew; all other forces pass, but he remains. What is the secret of his immortality?”
Antony on BBC4's Loose Ends last year
Not less bewildering than the survival of the Jews is the fact that from Pharaoh to Hitler, virtually every detractor of the Jews sealed his doom in persecuting them. Some were even aware of the fact that the Jews are indestructible, yet could not help themselves, as if compelled by a force greater than themselves. In Mein Kampf, Adolf Hitler wrote, “When … I scrutinized the activity of the Jewish people, suddenly there arose up in me the fearful question whether inscrutable Destiny, perhaps for reasons unknown to us poor mortals, did not, with eternal and immutable resolve, desire the final victory of this little nation.” Despite this premonition, Hitler tried, and almost succeeded in exterminating European Jewry. But he, too, everntually failed and will go down in histroy as the epitome of evil.
baby i'm holding on dear this heart it is a waxwork of echoes
We are pleased to announce the premiere of Antony and the Johnsons "Swanlights" video directed and produced by Sara Hegarty. Footage is taken from her upcoming film "The Last Hymn" featuring Sierra Paris. Please click to see the video. has described the video as "gorgeous, highly impressionistic".