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Procol Harum to TikTok…Idle Bible and Idol Chatter plus the Weather

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This Sunday in August, with mostly sunny skies and upper 80’s temps, seems like a good time to compare and contrast the views of Americans, in general, and our presidential candidates, in particular, on the Bible, God, and idol worship.

Take a look at both the views of President Trump and his opponent Joe Biden.

Now, look at it through the eyes of Tik-Tok.

And…just to prove that certain views on idol worship are universal and enduring, take a look at the lyrics from an obscure 1974 song from the legendary Procol Harum. It is both profound and prophetic!

Oh the idol, Oh the idol

They knew the monster’s every trick
They knew his secrets every stitch
All of it had been a game
Nothing but a charlatan
Perhaps there was a chance of coming through
It even seemed that he might think it too
But he could see no point in diving in
He knew that he would neither sink nor swim

And so they found he’d nothing left to say
Just another idol turned to clay

It seemed to them he must know what to do
They knew that only he could pull them through
They thought that he would make a plan
He’d work it out, he’d understand
Like drowning men they clutched at every straw
They knew that he had saved them all before
But he could see no point in diving in
He knew that he would neither sink nor swim

And so they found he’d nothing left to say
Just another idol turned to clay
—Gary Booker/Keith Reid, Procol Harum, 1974

“Just another idol turned to clay”. As Reid stated in 1974, “It’s concerned with anybody who desires something or somebody enough to worship it. But then realize that it’s not as magical as you first thought”.

If you’re still here and reading, don’t forget it’ll be mostly sunny with highs in the upper 80’s today, and a chance of an isolated thunderstorm…even if your idol has turned to clay.


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