Wednesday, August 27, 2008

"The Eucharist and the presence of the body and blood of Christ is, in my mind, an overwhelming experience for me. I find that Communion for me is empowering. It's almost a feeling of a kind of high."

--Joe Eszterhas, who recently wrote Crossbearer: A Memoir of Faith as well as Basic Instinct, Sliver, and Showgirls.

According to the Toledo Blade, Joe isn't faking. But if he converts, who's next? Tom Sizemore?

1 comment:

James said...

I remember Mencken speaking about converts, and about how no artist or musician or philosopher could possibly become a Pentecostal, the very idea is absurd.

He said were Baptism or Pentecostalism to happen to, say, an Ezra Pound, the whole intellectual world would be scandalized, but that "no one blinks an eye" when a TS Eliot becomes "one with the luxuriant and metaphysical Roman rite".

Now, he said that in 1920, and it still holds true. As soon as I heard he was "one with the mystical form of Jesus" from the Drudge title I knew instantly that meant he was Catholic, or at least semi (Anglican).