Since when does an artist not do this? :ehh:
If you are a true Catholic you know that you are far from being a “perfect little angel(s)”.
If he wishes to truly speak of his journey, he should not, out of respect, include these words.
So when “true Catholics” pray, they don’t talk about how bad they’ve been? They just use sterile and “holy” perfect words? I don’t think so.
Do you think we should include these words in the Angelic Salutation? Of course not!
Well - that’s not what this is. It is a song about a man’s suffering and sinfulness, and longing to be with his Holy Mother.
The reason being is that we know that we are sinners with all our faults and failings our “pain and anguish” but we do not include this in the distillation of our thoughts.
Since when!!?? I tell God all the time how I’ve screwed up, how horribly I’ve acted, and how I feel badly about it. Do you honestly believe that God, and His Mother, don’t already know this? Surely it’s no surprise to them!
If it is not an attempted veneration of Our Lady, why has he chosen to call the song Holy Mother?
Because artists often use titles that describe the content of their work. :doh2:
No, this is the sort of disrespectful gunk we should avoid like the plague.
I don’t see how a man artistically expressing his anguish over sin, and a longing to be in heaven, can be considered “disrespectful gunk”. Just because YOU don’t like the music or lyrics or artist does not make it “disrespectful gunk”. It only makes it not to your liking. What is disrespectful is telling other people they are BEING disrespectful for liking this sort of thing.
(I think, moreover, I sense more than a whiff of the emperor’s new clothes here: “Oh, it’s Clapton, it must be good”.)
Oh hardly. :rolleyes: I’m not a huge Clapton fan, and personally I’m not even crazy about the song. But I feel very strongly that you don’t just go around labeling someone else’s artistic expression of their faith, that is CLEARLY not disrespectful “gunk” and “populist bilge”. That is just downright insulting. And whether or not I happen to like the thing, I will always stand up for what is right. And being nasty is NEVER right. :mad: