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cgod  ·  988 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: What makes an atheist love religious music?

I think this fella's fondness for religious music is a bit shallow. Religious music is beautiful because it speaks of an all encompassing love, solace, and forgiveness from a power so much more potent than the powers of man that it has to leave one grasping to touch it's hem.

I don't have a single shred of faith but would that I did. What comfort it would be to have a vessel to put all my shame, fear and doubt into. I'm jealous of those who have found such solace.

I could put up more and better but I'm pretty tired and can't seem to get neurons to fire.




steve  ·  988 days ago  ·  link  ·  

this comment left me wondering how I could spend the morning earning a badge so that I could badge it. Great comment and GREAT music.

It's kinda weird... I am super religious - but our music REALLY kinda stinks. OK - arguably the Mormon Tabernacle Choir is top shelf when it comes to traditional choral/hymn singing... but I gotta tell you... on Sundays - people certainly don't come to church for the music. We're a pretty tame bunch.

I've always been partial to some of the southern baptist style, gown wearing, soloist howling, audience clapping, reverend dancing sound. Once while in NYC with some friends, while walking crosstown just east of NYU I was stopped in my tracks by the sounds of a SERIOUS gospel choir across the street. The church windows were open and the music was flowing out like a warm blanket.

Anyway - thanks for the badge-able comment. Poetic and wonderful. Thanks for the music. It has made for a better Sunday morning.

EDIT: I'm convinced that Marvin Gaye could sing the phone book and I would sit and listen like my life depended on it.

Edit 2: I just quoted you over the pulpit at church.

galen  ·  987 days ago  ·  link  ·  

    this comment left me wondering how I could spend the morning earning a badge so that I could badge it. Great comment and GREAT music.

I got your back :)

steve  ·  987 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Much love g!