With the recent Easter, the thought of prophets/saints came to mind. The classic list from Christianity starts with the big four who wrote the New Testament; Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John. Of course, all the remaining apostles got their own sainthoods, being so close to JC and all.
When thinking about our modern era, who are our modern prophets and saints? Yes, there are the folks on the blog roll; they might be candidates for prophets. But who tells it like it is, and shows modern life for its true insanity? My short list? Comedians, most notably:
- George Carlin
- Bill Hicks
- Richard Pryor
Who else? Chris Rock?