Sunday, January 28, 2007

Please Somebody Burn Down His House

The latest drivel from one of the liberal, art-sy elite, in this case David Byrne:

"This is why intelligent people can be religious. That's an arrogant statement -- it presumes that religion and intelligence are incompatible, that anyone with any sense wouldn't believe in unproven supernatural faith-based scenarios. But of course that is not the case. I personally might believe (believe!) that many religious beliefs are irrational and verge on lunacy, but I can both see their efficacy --— their attraction and usefulness -- and sense their beauty. One does not have to be a Catholic to stand in awe of the Sistine Chapel ceiling; be Muslim to hear the lure of the soulful cry of the muezzin and sense the power of the mass dance of the faithful in prayer; be Hindu or Jewish to read and enjoy a text that is often chock full of amazing and surprising metaphors and analogies. These dances, music, images, metaphors are, I sense, deep-rooted -- they are like the neural propensities for grammatical structures that Chomsky goes on about and are therefore similarly genetically inheritable. The dance that is religion has evolved within us, to be released and expressed in a thousand different forms, none of which make logical sense, and all of which, if looked at literally, require a large helping of denial. God is in the wiring, bequeathed by the genes."

It is comments like these that shine light on why the liberal elite -- especially Hollywood and pop stars -- should not be allowed to speak out. As much as I hate the French, they really had the right idea when drama people were all forced to be mimes. The man (David Byrne) wrote catchy pop songs in the late 70s through the 80s, yet now, for some reason, he believes himself qualified to pontificate on such things as religion, politics and the environment. Really, his transformation from singer to pontificator is exactly why pop music is a tool of the Devil. Yes, in the beginning, it all seems innocent and fun, but as we sway our hips and hum to ourselves, Satan is whispering in our ear, giving us delusions of grandeur.

8 Comments:

Blogger Wrin said...

Wow, you want someone to burn down the house of a man just because he has some sense and an opinion? Jesus wouldn't have done that.

2:10 PM  
Blogger Nathaniel said...

wrin -- yes, i do wish somebody would burn down his house, if only because it would be an ironic,fitting punishment, given the popularity of his hit song, "Burning Down the House."

3:58 PM  
Blogger Wrin said...

Hrm...that...is something I must ponder.

11:56 PM  
Anonymous Led Head said...

Hee hee...my Nathaniel sim burned down the house in my game. Twas funny!



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7:24 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

YOU BASTARDS MAKE ME SICK TO MY BLOODY STOMACH ALL YOU CHRISTIANS you call the site jesusloveseverthing then go around writing nasty things like this.
This site Turned me Athiest I believe in god or did..
I still do..
but im not gonna follow a religion that writes things like this on their website have YOU READ? these articles???
Saying we neep to punish children WITH THE ELECTRIC CHAIR. i say WTF!
Saying Disablilty is a sign of the devil.
This website and those who have written such comments and there are many more they are Evil and sinners, And are more associated as the devils friends then the ones they write about claiming there are evil.
You should close this site or face legal action this is agaisnt the law the types of things you are allowing on this site. Discrimination for one Against gender confused people (though i feel this is wrong also)
Against the disabled
There are alot more discriminating things things on this site.
So remove them or get a bloody good lawyer.

2:24 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

okay, so you say "this man wrote pop songs and now somehow thinks he can comment on religion" well, you didnt even write any fucking pop songs and still you somehow think YOU can judge and comment. he had an open mind to find beauty in all things, while you spew hatred that is incongruent with the supposed idioms that you espouse

10:18 AM  
Blogger jrc87 said...

Wow! If David really wrote that I am super impressed! I never realized what an amazing wordsmith he is! Beautiful!

3:56 PM  

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