As I am quite sure everybody knows Isaac Hayes died the other day. And we all know he will be missed. I spent my youth listening to him on the radio and will never forget the first time I heard Shaft.Â At the Southwest Twin, a drive in movie with
Well,Â this Monday there will be a tribute to him at Hope Presbyterian Church, 8500 Walnut Grove, Memphis Tennessee. The service will be at 11 am and everybody is invited.
But be aware there may be someÂ protesting surrounding the event.. You see Isaac was a Scientologist.. And since Memphis is the buckle of the bible belt the Christians around here are in an uproar that the Presbyterians would allow the church to be used as a launch pad. You cant shoot off no alien in the lap of God.
Hoping to head off possible unrest, a spokesperson for the Hayes family says this is a tribute and not a memorial so no space ship will be parked out front ready to zoom Black Moses into outer space. So there will be no fireworks.
But no matter the Christians around here never miss an opportunity to bitch about something. That seems to take up alot of their time. Evidence being the over hundred or something now comments at the Commercial Appeal website most of them moaning and groaning about letting an alien have any kind of service in a church.
Â I found this one very interesting:
Scientology is an absurd faith, but its not any more far fetched than Christianity. L. RonÂ’s ideaÂ’s were pretty nuttso, but no crazier than talking snakes, imaginary friends who live in the sky, pregnant virgins, or people turning into pillars of salt. The worst thing about religion is that it uses fear and guilt into making us live the kind of life we should all want to live anyway.
Let Chef have his service. Stick him in the ground or shoot him to the moon, but let him have the service in peace. We have bigger problems to worry about in Memphis.
This was posted by Parkviewdem, a highly enlightened individual. Mostly because I agree with him.