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God is Religion to a conservative. Government is Religion to a progressive.
Religion is based on faith, not facts, so facts don’t matter to a progressive. It’s a soul-deep commitment to an omnipotent and omniscient State, as deep a commitment as Jesus Christ is to a Catholic.
There’s a sadness in using the State as your God substitute though, like watching a cover band do a Journey song. I think that’s why they’re always angry.
Love the music analogy! 🙂 I was laying on my back under this magnificent (ironwood?) tree looking up into the dappled brilliant blue mid-morning Colorado sky today while waiting for a slot to open up at a local outdoor shooting range with my youngest son. I was enjoying the cool breeze and was starting to doze and I heard the music of an old Carrie Newcomer song called “Under the Tree” in my head. Carrie was kind of a vagrant chanteuse from West Lafayette who had a band called Stone Soup for a while when we were at Purdue. We listened to them play in nightclubs a lot during the 80s and bought some of their vinyl. I imagine she was something like a lesser WL version of you in Bloomington. Did you ever run across her?
So NASA is in Colorado?
Nope. I just travel a lot. Heading to the airport now, actually.
Grunt, never bumped into Carrie, but I played W. Lafayette a LOT, perhaps a little before your time (I moved to L.A. 1983). As a solo I was the house “band” once a month at the Ground Round for several years. There were nights that got over-the-top crazy; in my two-decade musical career I’d say that was the tightest performer-venue symbiosis I ever knew. The whole room would play along on various percussion instruments I brought with me … 20-person conga lines snaking throughout the restaurant … guest singers all night long … louder than crap! … oh, to be young and immortal again.
Wish I’d been in there! We had a couple years of overlap, but I was too young and broke during the early 80s to hit the restaurants/clubs much. It was later – ’86 to ’89 – when I was fat from the lucrative grad school teaching gigs and my wife was rich on her $10k/yr secretary job that we started blowing it all on booze and good times. 😉 I did like that Ground Round, though. Unfortunately, there aren’t any left in Indiana any more.
Yes … plus, they are serving Satan and he “blesses” his followers with all the opposites of the wonderful graces and fruits the Holy Spirit gives us. Like peace and joy.
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