The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #7873   Message #47851
Posted By: BSeed
03-Dec-98 - 04:09 PM
Thread Name: Mary don't you weep--meaning
Subject: RE: Mary don't you weep--meaning
Through history, God and Jesus have been used by oppressors to justify their oppression at least as much as belief in them has inspired the oppressed to struggle to break free of their oppressors. I think a strong sense of the brotherhood of man, whether that sense be Christian or Islamic or Buddhist or Hindu or Confucianist or Secular Humanist or whatever, is what gives passion to the singer's message. --seed