FOWC with Fandango — Blasphemy

FOWCWelcome to August 3, 2019 and to Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (aka, FOWC). It’s designed to fill the void after WordPress bailed on its daily one-word prompt.

I will be posting each day’s word just after midnight Pacific Time (US).

Today’s word is “blasphemy.”

Write a post using that word. It can be prose, poetry, fiction, non-fiction. It can be any length. It can be just a picture or a drawing if you want. No holds barred, so to speak.

Once you are done, tag your post with #FOWC and create a pingback to this post if you are on WordPress. Or you can simply include a link to your post in the comments.

The issue with pingbacks not showing up seems to have been resolved, but you might check to confirm that your pingback is there. If not, please manually add your link in the comments.

And be sure to read the posts of other bloggers who respond to this prompt. You will marvel at their creativity.

26 thoughts on “FOWC with Fandango — Blasphemy

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  2. Marleen August 4, 2019 / 5:29 pm

    This music is surrealistic — and I just found it today. It is also blasphemous. But our current society is also blasphemous, or sick. I primarily see this as satirical:

    Hallelujah Money (Feat. Benjamin Clementine) [with] Lyrics

    I read somewhere a comment from two years ago…

    This song was written very late in the recording of the Humanz album. Damon wrote the song as sort of a commentary on what he thought a Donald Trump presidency would be like. Overall, aside from the “Scarecrows from the Far East” “building walls like unicorns”, and “chemtrails” lines, this song isn’t that blatantly anti-trump.

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      • Marleen August 4, 2019 / 7:03 pm

        I’m adding corrections and emphasis and my own commentary:

        Here is our tree

        That primitively grows
        And when you go to bed {aren’t looking or are metaphorically asleep}
        Scarecrows from the Far East
        Come to eat
        Its tender fruits {plunder what we should be watching}

        And I’ve thought the best way to perfect our tree
        Is by building walls
        Walls like unicorns
        In full glory
        And galore
        And even stronger
        Than the walls of Jericho

        But glad then my friend {says the con}
        Out in the field we shall reap a better day

        What we have always dreamt of having
        [Are] now for the starving

        It is love, that is the root of all evil

        But not our tree

        And thank you my friend
        For trusting me {the not trustworthy}

        Hallelujah
        (Hallelujah)
        Hallelujah money
        (Past the chemtrails)
        Hallelujah money
        (Hallelujah money)
        Hmmm
        Hallelujah money
        (Hallelujah)
        Hallelujah money
        (Oooh)

        How will we know? {This is not the same character/group as the con(man)… }

        When the morning comes {ask the ignorantly hopeful followers}
        We are still human {say the people who neglect and follow}
        How will we know?
        How will we dream?
        How will we love?
        How will we know?

        Don’t worry, my friend {go back to sleep/misdirection}

        If this be the end, then so shall it be {go to bed}

        Until we say so, nothing will move {trust}

        Ah, don’t worry {shhhhhhhhhhhh}

        It’s not against our morals
        It’s legal[] tender
        Touch my friend
        While the whole world
        And whole beasts of nations desire

        Power

        When the morning comes
        We are still human
        How will we know?
        How will we dream?
        How will we love?
        How will we know?

        (Hallelujah money)
        Hallelujah money
        (Past the chemtrails)
        Hallelujah money
        (Hallelujah money)
        Hmmm
        Hallelujah money
        (Hallelujah money)
        Hallelujah money
        (Oooh)
        Hallelujah money
        Hallelujah money
        Hallelujah money
        Hallelujah money
        Hallelujah money

        [I wish the video ended with the ghostly sounds and church bells instead of the jarring cartoon following. But I suppose the point is to wake up. I saw Benjamin Clementine (who I’d never heard of before) as the opening act for David Byrne at a symphony hall. Clementine is completely surreal in general, no matter what he does.]

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    • Fandango August 4, 2019 / 5:42 pm

      Definitely surreal. Thanks for sharing.

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