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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Atavachron Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 17 2017 at 17:10
Originally posted by Rednight Rednight wrote:

Originally posted by mathman0806 mathman0806 wrote:

Originally posted by Rednight Rednight wrote:

Originally posted by Atavachron Atavachron wrote:

"It's not the sun up in the sky; it's the son of God".   -- Lt. Uhura
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Maybe because the sun, as a star, is the giver of life.  All matter was not only forged in the belly of stars but is constantly being created and replenished by the stars.

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ewwwww....   there went my good opinion of Jon...
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote CosmicVibration Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 17 2017 at 19:24
Originally posted by micky micky wrote:

ewwwww....   there went my good opinion of Jon...


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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote micky Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 17 2017 at 19:27
LOL  and of you as well I suppose... Wink
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Originally posted by Atavachron Atavachron wrote:

"It's not the sun up in the sky; it's the son of God".   -- Lt. Uhura

Thanks, I also was thinking of "sun" vs. "Son!"  

I think Jon is more fixated on the glowing globe, I don't know how much of a strident Christian he is, if at all.  
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote WeepingElf Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 21 2017 at 11:22
What's wrong with praising the Sun? It is the source of all those energies the human race is meant to use, i.e. renewable energy sources. I myself have written a song about the Sun, it goes like this:

Helios, Sol Invictus, Ré
Shamash, Inti Viracocha
Amaterasu, Sulus, Wi
Malina, Anar, Are

Nothing grows without the Sun
Green leaves turning light to life
Wind and water kept in motion
By the bright eye in the sky

Chorus:
Engine of Life
The Sun shines for all and for free
Engine of Life
Will make poverty history

Blue chips on the roofs of houses
Windmills turning in the breeze
River flowing down the valleys
Will power our prosperity

No more need for splitting atoms
No more radioactive waste
No more wars for oil and coal
And the climate stays OK

(Chorus)

Man and Nature reconciled
Certainly it can be done
The gates of future open wide
With the power of the Sun

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Suns, moons, floods, really everything seemingly majestic is sung about quite frequently in prog. I don't blame them though, because if you're gonna have namby-pamby lyrics they better be about something at least moderately cool.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote someone_else Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 22 2017 at 08:53
There are quite a lot of prog bands that use sun-related themes as a source of inspiration, but none of them reach Jon Anderson's level of solar worship, of which Tales from Topographic Oceans is a showcase.
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Originally posted by cstack3 cstack3 wrote:

Originally posted by Atavachron Atavachron wrote:

"It's not the sun up in the sky; it's the son of God".   -- Lt. Uhura

Thanks, I also was thinking of "sun" vs. "Son!"  

I think Jon is more fixated on the glowing globe, I don't know how much of a strident Christian he is, if at all.  


Never thought of him being interested in hard core Christianity. His lyrical musings have always had a large amount of Eastern  Religious - Hindu and Buddhist - themes.
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