Wednesday, March 16, 2016
More Biblical and extra biblical crap
Love of the world is emnity with God. So the bible preaches misanthropy among its other evil preachments. But sometimes religious frauds like Roy Masters find that the bible is not quite prohibitive enough and a little further invention is required to restrict human pleasure. Music is frowned on by Masters but it is hard to point to any biblical scripture to validate his anti music stance but no matter he merely quotes the old saying music soothes the savage beast but he adds, it makes the beast more savage. This reminds me of the comic sketch in Blackadder when the puritans visit and Blackadder offers them a meal including turnips.'Turnips? exclaim the puritans,turnips are of the devil! He then offers them a seat on a chair and they say 'chairs? chairs are of the devil! Thus the arbitrary capricious nature of religious tyranny is highlighted with satirical effect.Who in their right mind would not prefer to listen to music than the droning of his Masters voice urging on his sad followers to further and further mortifications of the flesh and denial of human pleasures?