Now Forming: The Church of Music

"Jesus H. Tapdancing Christ, I have seen the light!"
On Thursday, the Arizona Senate okayed a bill that would allow denial of services on religious grounds. A move civil-rights groups (and yours geekly) believe would allow discriminatory actions by businesses.

As I read the news, shaking my head and thinking, "What will the crazy conservatives in this state do next?" my mind turned to the so-called separation of church and state. I was reminded that religions have massive political power in this country, yet they don't pay any taxes. What a deal.

I should start a church. No, really.

Why am I bringing this up here? Because my church is going to be The Church of Music. Read on and I'll start you on a path to enlightenment.

Are You Sure You Want to Talk Religion, Geek?

Of course. I love talking religion. Politics, too. Small talk is safe and boring.

Sure, I recognize it's a sensitive topic, and I realize having to think about it makes some people uncomfortable, but I'm not just doing it to push buttons.

This is something I've actually thought about quite a bit.

For the purposes of the conversation: I'm what you might call a spiritual agnostic, meaning I'm positive that nobody knows anything for sure about God, but I'm pretty sure there's more to this magical process than meets the eye.

(Important disclaimer: That is just my opinion.)

Anyway, since I'm not bound by tribal rules or mythological fear, I'm not afraid to intellectually analyze the whole cultural phenomenon, including the formation of my own church in all its tax-free, special-exempt glory.

A little joint called The Church of Music.

I think I can make my case for it.

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How about turning a bar somewhere into the Church of Cigarettes.


I could be there part time but certain times of the year it would conflict with the sunday morning worship of NFL. That church also has sacramental beer.

Speculation, of course, but I think (is believe proper in this context?), had he lived, Brian Jones would have been a better player than Keith or Ron, though he probably would not have stayed with the Stones. Never know, though I'd hate to see it become a ford vs. chevy, mac/pc kind of debate.  

Mandi Kimes
Mandi Kimes

So, when/where is the first church service?

valleynative topcommenter

The important point here is that the pinheads who are pushing this bill pretty clearly believe that there is only one religion that really matters.

Sure, there are some minor variations that are still basically the same, because they believe in Jesus, and then there are the Jews, who at least believe in the same god, but those others aren't really "religions", in their minds.  

They're really just "other cultures", which is just another way of saying that they're somehow more primitive than us, and just waiting to be converted to "real religion".

This law isn't really intended to protect them, of course.  They never even gave that much consideration and would be outraged if somebody tried to use this decent Christian law to promote some other value.

DonkeyHotay topcommenter


Everyone who would not seek the Lord, the God of Israel, was to be put to death, whether small or great, whether man or woman.  -- 2 Chronicles 15:13

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