Saturday, March 04, 2006

Religion and spirituality

Was going through a book at the house "Amazing Grace" (by Bill Moyers with an introduction by Judy Collins - B.T.W. have liked her music since the '60's) and in the intro. Judy is talking about what the song means to her.

Somewhere along the line she mentions how spiritual she considers the song and says "Religion is for those who are afraid of going to Hell. ... and the spiritual is for those who have already been there." Certainly would apply to John Newton. Got to thinking about "spiritual music", particularly "Black Spirituals" and recognized the truth in her comment.

Got to thinking about things that have taken place in my life too. Don't know if that's why the piece (Amazing Grace) has so much meaning to me, but ...


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