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Comment by Idaho Spud on January 30, 2015 at 5:24pm

Good one Rocky.  

Felaine, I'd like to hear that enormous tapanapple organ, if they had a secular performance.  I love those low notes, like the opening note of "Thus Spake Zarathurstra"

That reminds me.  I used to calibrate the instruments for measuring the performance of jet engines in a large bunker.  When the engines were running, I could feel my chest vibrating dramatically, and wondered how much of that a person could take before damage was done.

Comment by sk8eycat on January 30, 2015 at 12:55pm

There is also the sub-sonic factor in some churches...and the Moron Tap-an-Apple in Salt Lake City.. ENORMOUS organ!  (Did I just make a pun?) 

Musical notes, and other sounds that are too low for our ears to hear, but our bodies feel them.  They can produce all kinds of mostly distressing emotions...such as fear or awe.

Comment by Grinning Cat on January 30, 2015 at 12:08pm

Thanks, Rocky, that's a keeper!

Joseph, I can see how churches are designed to evoke awe and mystery, with the subdued stained-glass light, and a clear sense of "this is not part of the everyday world."

Fortunately for music lovers, pipe organs -- the original synthesizers, past centuries' high tech -- are also available in some concert halls, and a few preserved or rebuilt movie theaters from the silent film era. You can surround yourself with those amazing vibrations in a completely secular environment! (A few churches also offer concerts without religious services.)

And the guys in drag are probably having more fun than the priests in vestments!

BTW, Dr. Stephen Uhl, former Catholic priest turned atheist and psychologist, wrote that he gets much more satisfaction helping people actually overcome addictions and other problems than he ever did absolving sins in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. He also attributed the sometimes "success" of prayer to the repetitiveness of much religious ritual inducing a sort of self-hypnosis, helping people make changes they didn't consciously think they could do. (Catholics don't say just one Hail Mary, for instance!) His book, in print or audio, has multiple titles, including Imagine No Superstition and No Gods, No Guilt.

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Comment by Bizu on January 30, 2015 at 7:54am

Guess i was lucky my grandmother had a "screw it" kind of attitude toward anything religious

Comment by Bizu on January 30, 2015 at 7:38am

Precisely. Church is ALL about feeling, trust me!  Myself, i grew up with the church in my back yard so to speak, when i went to my grandmother. Just over the fence i had cemetery, bell house, church itself with the mural paintings, watching staff coming in and out.. as very young of age i have desacralised all of this, and purged it from my system (although i cannot remember ever believing) and never could get influenced by the general pop culture feeling of shame and humility that everyone seemed to assume only at the precise fraction of second as they passed through the doors of the church.

Because, belive me, just as soon as someone left those enclosures, back to being they're old self, vicious and hateful as always. But noo.. in church God is watching. Put your head down. Dont talk! Dont smile! Dont smirk, for God's sake!, dont be to dignified, God won't apreciate it :)) And what is worse, the worse of all. Priest walks among people with an overbearing stance and that stupid condescending look in his face.

 i always thought that a person has power only as long as there are people willing to be subdued by power. Same goes for anything that has power

Comment by Bertold Brautigan on January 30, 2015 at 7:30am

I started public school in 9th grade. I can remember razzing the crap out of our CCD "teacher" about the "virgin" birth. Ninth graders weren't buying. I'm afraid we distressed the poor fellow no end, being at the peak of our well-learned politesse  at that point.

Comment by Joseph P on January 30, 2015 at 7:15am

What the hell is even the point of daily mass?  Weird.  I mean there was other stuff one or two other days of the week, aside from mass on Sunday, but daily seems ridiculous.

14 is right around the age I came out of the closet as a non-believer, to my mother.  At least I didn't have to go to CCD after that, since I had declared that I wasn't making my Confirmation, but I was stuck with the rest of the crap until I turned 18.

Comment by Bertold Brautigan on January 30, 2015 at 7:10am

@ Joseph - you don't know how lucky you are. Through eighth grade I had to go to mass every DAY. Been to scores of funerals of people I didn't even know. After the age of 14, not so much.

Comment by Joseph P on January 30, 2015 at 6:33am

Yeah, I have a couple of friends who are weird like that.  I have one friend who is just as anti-religious as I am, but she loves going to Catholic mass, for some reason.  When she went on vacation around Europe, she went to at least a dozen different cathedrals.

I love old, medieval architecture, myself, but I had quite enough mass, growing up Catholic.  I was forced to go to mass every single week until I was 18, when I could tell my parents that I wasn't going anymore.

I think I would rather visit all of the old castles, if I felt the need to go running around Europe like a tourist, for some reason.

I know what you mean about the spooky feelings in places like that.  The silly religious sorts think that it's the spirit of God or whatever.

No, it's just that the people who build churches discovered, centuries ago, how to make them evoke feelings of awe in the people who come inside.  There's a reason that pipe organs are so popular in churches.  Those long, loud, deep vibrations mess with our heads.

And yeah, if you want to see men in dresses, I know a few night clubs where you can see a lot of those, too.  No need to go to a church for that.


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