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February 29th, 2008


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10:18 pm - An odd comparison
Okay, is it weird that the Bachman Turner Overdrive song You Ain't Seen Nothing Yet

(especially the chorus, but I'm putting the first verse here too)
I met a devil woman, she took my heart away
She said I had it comin' to me, but I wanted it that way
I think that any love is good lovin'
And so I took what I could get, mmm
Oooh, oooh, she looked at me with big brown eyes
And said

You ain't seen nothin' yet
B-B-B-Baby, you just ain't seen nothin' yet
Here's something that you never gonna forget
B-B-B-Baby, you just ain't seen nothin' yet



reminds me of this quote from C.S. Lewis' sermon The Weight of Glory?

If there lurks in most modern minds the notion that to desire our own good and earnestly to hope for the enjoyment of it is a bad thing, I submit that this notion has crept in from Kant and the Stoics and is no part of the Christian faith. Indeed, if we consider the unblushing promises of reward and the staggering nature of the rewards promised in the Gospels, it would seem that Our Lord finds our desires, not too strong, but too weak. We are half-hearted creatures, fooling about with drink and sex and ambition when infinite joy is offered us, like an ignorant child who wants to go on making mud pies in a slum because he cannot imagine what is meant by the offer of a holiday at the sea. We are far too easily pleased.

p.s. Feb. 29 post!
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From:persephone_kore
Date:March 1st, 2008 06:30 am (UTC)
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Probably a bit weird. I like the way you think. *g*
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From:izhilzha
Date:March 1st, 2008 05:36 pm (UTC)
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Thank you, I think! *laughs*
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From:persephone_kore
Date:March 1st, 2008 07:25 pm (UTC)
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*G* It was meant as a compliment, yes.
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From:jd3000
Date:March 1st, 2008 08:08 am (UTC)
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That's very, very weird, but also excellent.

Next you'll be saying "Carry On Wayward Son" is about the prodigal, or some crazy thing like that.

Hmm, I need to burn those classic rock mix discs again, to give to my little sisters.

-JD
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From:izhilzha
Date:March 1st, 2008 05:37 pm (UTC)
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I'm glad you think it's a little bit excellent.

Next you'll be saying "Carry On Wayward Son" is about the prodigal, or some crazy thing like that.

Really, where on earth would I get an idea like that? *g*
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From:feliciakw
Date:March 1st, 2008 11:24 am (UTC)
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First, you've been listening to Dean's tunes, haven't you? *claps with glee*

Second, though I would not have made the connection (being shamefully unversed in Lewis' writings), I don't find the connection particularly weird at all. I've turned "Fight the Good Fight"--at least the first couple of verses--into a mediation or prayer of sorts when I sing along. I've done the same with "Power of Love" (a meditation of how the love described in the song--with the exception of a few lyrics--could be describing the power of God's love.)
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From:izhilzha
Date:March 1st, 2008 05:49 pm (UTC)
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Why yes, I have been listening to Dean's tunes. *g*

I've turned "Fight the Good Fight"--at least the first couple of verses--into a mediation or prayer of sorts when I sing along.

Me too. It's actually a pretty great song to listen to on the way to work, you know? Okay, so, I'm not TOO wierd.
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From:mistraltoes
Date:March 2nd, 2008 06:30 am (UTC)
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If by "Fight the Good Fight" you mean the Triumph song, that seems entirely reasonable. I have a friend who knew the songwriter years ago, and he is (or at least so he said at the time) a Christian; there are Biblical and Christian allusions running through his entire catalogue, so I doubt that potential interpretation of the lyrics is a coincidence.

Edited because I left out the 'is.'

Edited at 2008-03-02 06:32 am (UTC)
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From:feliciakw
Date:March 2nd, 2008 12:20 pm (UTC)
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If by "Fight the Good Fight" you mean the Triumph song

Yes indeedy.

I have a friend who knew the songwriter years ago, and he is (or at least so he said at the time) a Christian; there are Biblical and Christian allusions running through his entire catalogue,

Reeeally. Because I've often wondered that while listening to the song. I'm not familiar with the writer/group's catalogue, but this particular song has often made me wonder if this was a group whose Christian faith showed up in their secular music.

Interesting . . . !


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From:izhilzha
Date:March 3rd, 2008 05:31 am (UTC)
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Interesting! I had no idea (not that I'm real familiar with that songwriter, yet, but that's very interesting and makes a lot of sense.)
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From:mistraltoes
Date:March 2nd, 2008 06:56 am (UTC)
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Yes, I think that's pretty weird, but I do the same sort of thing myself. Let's all be weird together. ;-)
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From:izhilzha
Date:March 3rd, 2008 05:32 am (UTC)
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*is weird with you*

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