christianity, light blasphemy
my fav part of the pauline epistles is the "shout out" sections at the end ("Greetz to my boys in Laodicea, and the whole crew at Nymphas' place")—because they really do sound just like youtuber shout outs—but also because they fix the often abstract theological content of the letters themselves to a particular social and physical context. a weird mix of posturing and name-dropping and exhortations and "i'm in prison and i don't know if i'll ever see you again"
(imaginary bc i assume they exist but i didn't bother to look them up, not imaginary bc i don't think anyone has ever written on these topics before!)
@aparrish i bet there's a demoscene group called "EPISTLE" too.
@aparrish sorry, was that Demosthenes?
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