One of the upsides of being a secular rationalist is being amused by snarky riffs on the oddity of religion, as seen in the post below. One of the downsides is that one’s cultural opponents always seem to have better music. To date, nothing has come closer to making me religious than choral hymn music. And now, on top of that, I find this. (Thanks to OxBlog for the pointer.) The Soviet Union was a totalitarian nightmare, but some of their art was magnificent.

I take some comfort in the fact that to date I haven’t found any good music from the Islamicists, but now that I’ve mentioned it I’m sure I’ll find some tomorrow.

2 Responses to “Why, Oh Why…”
  1. fuzzywzhe says:

    Listen to some Indian music.

  2. Kyle Haight says:

    Any particular suggestions?

    (Also, it occurs to me that it would have to be music from Indian Muslims; I believe India is majority Hindu, so it isn’t as clean culture->religion mapping as we see in many Middle Eastern nations.)

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