9 Things I Learned in my 15 Years as an Evangelical, Bible-Thumping Christian.

With apologies to my friends who might remember those years differently.

Ken Preston

12 November 2023

The last thing I remembered I was standing up, but now I was lying on my back on the floor, coming round from what I can only describe as some kind of gloriously wild, out-of-body experience. As I gazed up at the circle of faces looking down at me, I wondered where I was and what had happened to me. While I was out, I had been somewhere else, but the details were slipping away faster than I could catch them.

And then I remembered. I was in the second year studio at art college, these faces belonged to my friends, and I had just demonstrated to them how I could faint on purpose.

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