Buddha Allah Krishna
Manifest with many faces
Worshipped the world over in foreign places
I assume your God must love you
I know Jesus loves me
And my God is good and great and true
But if pride goeth before the fall
I hope someones God will save us all
Save us all
And love the sinners too"
-"Save Us All" by Tracy Chapman
This is the end to one of Tracy Chapman's songs on her album Our Bright Future. It's a folk song, but it is so witty with lyrics, rhythm, and rhyme that I just love it. And what an interesting concept she introduces at the end of this song. The first few verses are about how she knows Jesus loves her and how great he is, but at the end she demonstrates a sort of acceptance for all other religions (mentioning Buddhism, Islam, and Hinduism to be exact). At the end she sums up the idea that she ascribes to her Christianity, but it would seem she only hopes there is some God that will save her - even if it is not a Christian one.
That's such an interesting idea. We can believe what we want, and in the end hope for the best. I would say that she is speaking about relativism, but it really is not that. I seems as though she accepts the idea of an absolute diety situation, but she just hopes that diety will take care of her. It's rather reminiscent of Sikhism or Bahai. Such an idea is difficult to put into a blog, but anyway, I hope you understood what she is singing about.
That's just a thought for the day. Nothing very interesting has been happening here except the heater in my house is broken so I'm sitting next to the fire. Cute.