The world is full of religious nutcases: the majority of wars are fought and lost in the name of some God or another. Surely its more important to ensure that the world's people have access to clean water, decent sanitation, food, hospitals and education than to spend billions a year trying to wipe each other out? After all, doesn't your God teach you that love - not hate - is the answer?
Hey ho. We're all going to hell in a handcart anyway...
Still, if it were not for crazy-assed religious zealots we would not have Lil' Markie.
You'd be forgiven for thinking that Lil' Markie was a pudgy, apple-cheeked nine year old sweetly singing his way through life about his faith in Jebus, but oh no. The truth is much more sinister. Markie is, in fact, the creation of adult evangelist Mark Fox, who uses his ability to switch between his own voice and a terrifying, childish falsetto to sing cautionary Christian tales with titles such as Diary of an Unborn Child (the story of a fetus, from conception to abortion, based on an article which originally appeared in a Jehovah's Witness publication and which later inspired the rather peculiar and exceptionally sick Lil' Markie's Journal http://lil-markie.livejournal.com/), Story of an Alcoholic Father (Something's Happened to Daddy) and Use Me.
To find out more about Mark Fox/Lil'Markie, and to find links to photos, film clips and more music, check out WMFU's excellent resource: http://blog.wfmu.org/freeform/2005/10/the_secret_of_l.html
For fans of the truly bizarre, here's Jesus Put the Stars in the Sky, from Lil' Markie's album Music to Serve the Lord by.