|This shocked most of his fans, who considered him to be outside, if not above, such fundamental notions of organized religion.|
Bob Dylan Embraces Paganism and Records a Rap CD
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Dylan, a few years back, while he was reconsidering Christianity. "I felt guilty all the damn time" Dylan often said.
|Of course, many of his fans had no idea that their hero was born Jewish.||CN. New York City. Bob Dylan was the
poet revolutionary of the 1960s. The Beatles, The Birds and Jimi Hendrix were among the
many who paid him homage. Dylan was saying what a new generation wanted to hear and what
the old generation didn't want to face. It didn't matter what Dylan chose to do, because
the poet/folk/rock god could do no wrong.
Then Dylan made the announcement that he had become a Christian. This shocked most of his fans, who considered him to be outside, if not above, such fundamental notions of organized religion. Of course, many of his fans had no idea that their hero was born Jewish. Dylan had become an icon to his followers. He was their form of faith and worship. His acceptance of Christianity confused his followers and Dylan slowly faded from the mainstream of American music.
|"Like a rolling stone. Like
a marathon bone. Why be alone? Like a complete unknown. Like a man named Joan."
Dylan in his pre-Christian days.
|Dylan's publicists have now announced that he has become a
pagan. CN journalist, Vicky Monroe, was able to conduct an interview with Bob after a
recent concert in NYC:
CN: Bob Dylan! What a pleasure to meet you!
BD: It's a pleasure meeting you too, babe.
CN: So, Bob, what has happened to make you turn to paganism?
BD: Times change. Everything changes. It breaks. You glue it. You screw it. It gives birth. You raise it. You know, right babe?
CN: Umm, does this mean you're finished with Christianity?
BD: You come you go. The river doth flow. Horus was there. Isis, in the end, did fare. You can chop up a body, but the gods can put it back together if they wish. Christ was part of the plan. He died and put his thumb out to the sky. No need to wonder why...
CN: Oh, Bob, I knew you were a poet on stage, but I never knew were a poet all the time...
BD: Life is hieroglyphics that only poets can read. And once they are translated, pagans and priests fall down on their knees. Like a rolling stone. Like a marathon bone. Why be alone? Like a complete unknown. Like a man named Joan.
CN: Well...thanks Bob.
BD: Thank you, babe.
CN asked Dylan if he thought his turning to paganism would bring him back to the music mainstream in America. Dylan, after a long reflective pause, replied "No."
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