The reason we are all getting tired of the discussion surrounding Timothy’s use of the epithet slut is not because the discussion is over. Not at all. We are simply approaching half time when we all have to switch directions.
Not many of you knew this, but Timothy is actually a performance artist funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities. His use of the word slut was primarily being applied to the various sexual tensions and dichotomies within the Virgin Mary — on the taxpayers’ dime. Now this kind of language may not be everyone’s cup of tea, but it is the role of the artist in our mass consumer society to comfort the afflicted and afflict the comfortable. After all, the First Amendment is precious, and so we have to defend Timothy’s upcoming readings at the Prichard Gallery, and we should be outraged that anyone would want to silence this lonely voice in the wilderness.
Okay! Everybody switch sides!
“Apologetics in the Void” are repostings from an on-going electronic discussion and debate I had some time ago with members of our local community, whose names I have changed. The list serve is called Vision 20/20, and hence the name “visionaries.” Reading just these posts probably feels like listening to one half of a phone conversation, but I don’t feel at liberty to publish what others have written. But I have been editing these posts (lightly) with intelligibility in mind.