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pkeets at hotmail.com
Tue Jul 20 20:43:02 CDT 2004
>>I think Drowned is one of Pete's most spiritual songs,
>Even within the context of QUAD? I just don't see Jimmy as a spiritual
seeker. He's more interested in earthly pleasures, I feel.
But all those things didn't work out for him. Women, drugs, and even being
a Mod failed him. So what should he do? Like all Pete's pieces, QUAD is
open to interpretation, but some might feel Jimmy should have a look at
spiritual matters to straighten his life out. Of course, some might not.
Get a job kid, and quit thinking all that rot. ;)
>>Well, can you suggest an alternate term we can use that means "spiritual
>in the godly sense?"
>I think we'd be better off coming up with a term that means *not* spiritual
in the godly sense - because the word spiritual is too well-linked to gods,
deities, higher powers, & the like. Much to my obvious chagrin.
But I don't think spiritual is necessarily connected to God or gods, or
whatever. Maybe part of our problem in this discussion is the lack or
proper vocabulary to deal with it--plus the fact that each person interprets
the word based on their own background and beliefs.
I personally separate spirituality from religion, and I think that when we
talk about Pete's songs, we should be trying to get at what he's saying
about it--not talking so much what we believe ourselves. Of course, reading
or listening to someone's seeking for spirituality tends to cause
self-inquiry--I don't know if we can avoid that. I do think it's helpful if
we avoid assumptions, though.
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