terça-feira, 12 de julho de 2011

No fundamental, uma questão de amor

Sufjan Stevens esteve há dias em Portugal, pelo menos pela segunda vez, porque já o vira em Santa Maria da Feira, em 2004, na primeira edição do Festival para Gente Sentada (uma música dele, neste blogue, aqui). Só com uma viola e com cartolinas  seguradas por Rosie Thomas, fez a festa toda. Li o seguinte excerto de uma entrevista no Gang Nocturno (aqui):   
"The church is an institution and it’s incredibly corrupt obviously, but that’s because it’s full of dysfunctional people and people who are hurt and battered and abused. It’s very normal in any institution to have that kind of level of dysfunction. That’s unfortunate. I find it very difficult, I find church culture very difficult you know; I think a lot of churches now are just fundamentally flawed. But that’s true for any institution you know, that’s true for education, universities and it’s definitely true for corporations because of greed, and I think part of faith is having to be reconciled with a flawed community. But the principles, I don’t think the principles have changed. They can get skewed and they can get abused and dogma can reign supreme, but I think the fundamentals, it’s really just about love. Loving God and loving your neighbour and giving up everything for God. The principles of that, the basis of that is very pure and life changing".
Na entrevista original, fala ainda de Deus e da Boa Nova e do trabalho com um reverendo. Ler tudo aqui.

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