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Mon Aug 27, 2018, 04:48 PM

Yup, I'm an Atheist. Yes, the Jesus Myth is just that: A myth. But this brings tears to my eyes;

Still....25 years after it was released, this makes me smile, because I can appreciate soulful music;

And that is Actor, singer and composer Ryan Toby NAILING IT at the 2:53 mark.



(BTW... Whether or not that was dubbed in is beside the point. That entire scene rocks.)

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Reply Yup, I'm an Atheist. Yes, the Jesus Myth is just that: A myth. But this brings tears to my eyes; (Original post)
A HERETIC I AM Aug 2018 OP
CaliforniaPeggy Aug 2018 #1
Eliot Rosewater Aug 2018 #2
Croney Aug 2018 #3
The Genealogist Aug 2018 #4
A HERETIC I AM Aug 2018 #5
progressoid Aug 2018 #6
A HERETIC I AM Aug 2018 #7
progressoid Aug 2018 #8
3Hotdogs Aug 2018 #9
defacto7 Aug 2018 #10

Response to A HERETIC I AM (Original post)

Mon Aug 27, 2018, 04:59 PM

1. Omigod! Time for goosebumps! That was AMAZING.

Thank you, dear Heretic, for this wonderful, soulful song!



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Response to A HERETIC I AM (Original post)

Mon Aug 27, 2018, 05:01 PM

2. Remember it, let's play this when the trump and kushner and mcconnell families are imprisoned

That young man does hit a note there, dont he

dear god

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Response to A HERETIC I AM (Original post)

Mon Aug 27, 2018, 05:05 PM

3. I understand completely. At Christmas I sing carols

like Away in a Manger with glee, just because I sang them as a kid. It's like singing about the Easter Bunny.

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Response to Croney (Reply #3)

Mon Aug 27, 2018, 05:25 PM

4. Nostalgia

I haven't believed in God since I was 12, but Christmas carols and hymns make me nostalgic.

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Response to Croney (Reply #3)

Mon Aug 27, 2018, 05:30 PM

5. My father was a choir member of an Episcopal or Anglican church on 3 continents.

As a child, we traveled where "The Company" sent him and his baritone base came through loud and clear, whether it was the tiny congregation of 60 or so in Alice Springs, the 200 attendees in Kifisia or the 500 or more on Christmas Eve in Rockville, MD, when the choir did "Noel". The second time the word "Noel" is sung, many choir masters will have the baritone(s) go high on the "EEEEELLL, part, thus, as the Boston Gay Mens Chorus does at the 3:03 mark;

?t=3m1s

In a choir of 10 or 15 members, it was always my dad whose voice shook the rafters.

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Response to A HERETIC I AM (Original post)

Mon Aug 27, 2018, 05:33 PM

6. I've been known to enjoy a lot of religious music.

I was cleaning out some old CDs and LPs that don't get much use anymore. Seems I had quite a lot of music celebrating the Rastafari faith even though that Haile Selassie stuff is off the charts bonkers!

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Response to progressoid (Reply #6)

Mon Aug 27, 2018, 05:36 PM

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Response to A HERETIC I AM (Reply #7)

Mon Aug 27, 2018, 05:50 PM

8. Also, I remember singin "Oh Happy Day" when I was in public high school.

We never sounded that good though.

I think I was probably one of maybe three atheists in the whole school. We certainly didn't talk about how maybe we shouldn't be singing religious songs in school. But that was back when everybody loved Jebus and nobody ever had an abortion or drank or swore in public.



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Response to A HERETIC I AM (Original post)

Mon Aug 27, 2018, 06:34 PM

9. No, we didn't believe the myth but Joyce and I always attended evening service at British cathedrals

when we visited U.K.


O Happy Day was also the last solo I sang at a church. Small church in N.Y.

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Response to A HERETIC I AM (Original post)

Mon Aug 27, 2018, 06:56 PM

10. Love it!

Music is music if it stirs the heart no matter where it comes from. Now have an epiphany!

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