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GUEST,Arne Langsetmo 50 worst songs ever (87* d) RE: 50 worst songs ever 24 Apr 04


Ummm, Little Hawk:

I don't think I said that "most atheists [are] too literal
in their thinking". What I was trying to say is that a person
coming from a religious background might have a predisposition
to think that it's just a nice song about a (real but rather
myopic) God watching us "from a distance", and seeing all that
beauty but ignoring all those nit-picky sanguinary details, as
long as the "big picture" is all "blue and green" and pretty.
As an atheist, I tended more towards the view that the "distance"
that Julie Gold was talking about might be some twenty seven
universes over, give or take a few, seeing as Gawd certainly
isn't doing a whole lot about the carnage, suffering, and
injustice she describes, and doesn't seem to be particularly
interested ... or even on the ball. That is, "not from some
nice detached, mellow distance, but really, really,
REALLY distant ... like billyuns and billyuns of light years
away."

Hope that clears up my impressions of the song. Of course I
could be wrong. . . .   ;-)

Cheers,

                         -- Arne


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