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Luke Jenner of The Rapture
Lots of news this weekend about The Rapture. May 21, 2011 was the day that religious nut jobs predicted “The Rapture” would come and mark the end of the world. They single handedly proved that organized religion is complete and utter bullshit in one fell swoop.
In musical news about The Rapture, the New York based group are set to release their first album since 2006 on September 5, 2011. The tracklist courtesy of NME for “The Grace of Your Love” is:
‘Come Back To Me’
‘In the Grace of Your Love’
‘Never Gonna Die Again’
‘Can You Find A Way?’
‘How Deep Is Your Love?’
‘It Takes Time To Be A Man’
The band have described the album as “fucking 100 times better than the Ipad.” I’d like to add that it’s going to be “fucking 100 times more believable than organized religion, which we all know now is complete bull caca.”
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Judgment Day: May 21, 2011
If you ever doubted the expression “Spirituality does not need religion. Religion needs spirituality,” May 21, 2011 made that comment an undeniable fact.
Religious freaks, the same ones who have told the masses that God wants you to do this or that, the same people that have said homosexuality is a sin and the same people who have told you that if you cut a check, your soul can be saved, have unsucessfully tried to pull off a prank that even Banksy himself couldn’t have gotten away with.
The spiritual equivalent of yelling “Fire” in a crowded public space was passing out fliers for a global event called Judgment Day. This event was supposed to happen on May 21, 2011. According to the literature that was handed out, God was supposed to destroy the earth in an event called “The Rapture.”
This was the inevitable sequel to Y2K. Freak the people out and scare them into submission. The end of the world did not happen, but here’s what did happen: undisputed proof that we should not just read the bible, listen to religious nut jobs and follow their instructions instead of listening to the beat of our own hearts. I am not suggesting that the Bible doesn’t have some good information, because it does. But Miles Davis’ autobiography also has some good information too. It doesn’t mean that should be the only book you base all your facts from.
Since the inception of religion, it’s been a business designed to keep most people whipped into submission while the honchos in the upper echelon control the masses. Think of it this way: 1% controls the other 99%. Does that statistic sound familiar? It’s sort of like the corporate world.
There is enough abundance on this planet for everyone. While the world didn’t end yesterday, what did end is the thought that us in the 99% are helpless and we should stay in submission to the 1% that control us. It’s time to turn the tables because WE outnumber THEM.
The world did end yesterday. The world where people had their heads up their asses and listened to any old thing and didn’t question authority.
What are you going to do about it?
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The Flood Is Coming
In case the world really does come to an end, I just want to say, you heard it here first.
I am planning on going to some looting parties tomorrow night. Daddy needs a new flat screen TV (even though I don’t ever watch TV). I just like the way it looks aesthetically.
What are your plans for the end of the world?
What will you be wearing?
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Luke Jenner of The Rapture and G
On June 26, 2010 at the loading dock of Milk Studios in New York, the Rapture played a 40 minute set for the launch party for The Creators Project. It was my first exposure to their music and I loved what they heard. The dance/punk band played “House of Jealous Lovers” and “Get Yourself Into It,” but did not play any tracks from their rumored 2010 summer release. After they finished their awesome set, I met lead singer Luke Jenner of The Rapture and he was totally cool. Thanks Luke. You’ve turned me into a fan and I am looking forward to your next release.
See two more pictures of The Rapture live after the jump.
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