Now Forming: The Church of Music
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.
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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.