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« on: June 18, 2010, 12:29:25 PM »

Is it me or does Johny cash's song represent the orthodox hell perfectly?
It's very striking before the song didn't make that me sense to me, but now I see it differently.
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« Reply #1 on: June 18, 2010, 02:23:39 PM »

According to Wikipedia, the song is about falling in love. It was written by June Carter when she was struggling with her feelings for Johnny Cash.
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« Reply #2 on: June 18, 2010, 05:31:15 PM »

According to Wikipedia, the song is about falling in love. It was written by June Carter when she was struggling with her feelings for Johnny Cash.
Well, also consider the fact that they committed adultery with one another. It's certainly not a love that I would wish to emulate.
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« Reply #3 on: June 21, 2010, 12:45:23 AM »

Hmm... don't know much about that song. However, the the idea of "does hell consist not but the love of God (rejected)" and connecting that to this particular song is interesting. I'm almost certain Orthodox (or any Christian) theology was the farthest thing from John and June's minds at the time. But if it works for you.....
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« Reply #4 on: June 21, 2010, 02:37:50 PM »

Is it me or does Johny cash's song represent the orthodox hell perfectly?

I actually think it represents the Orthodox concept of heaven perfectly, but to each his own I guess! Smiley

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« Reply #5 on: June 21, 2010, 02:48:06 PM »

According to Wikipedia, the song is about falling in love. It was written by June Carter when she was struggling with her feelings for Johnny Cash.
Well, also consider the fact that they committed adultery with one another. It's certainly not a love that I would wish to emulate.

The fact that they both straightened their lives out after their sin, and then lived a committed, loving and Christian marriage for 3 decades  'till the day they died doesn't at all play a role in your opinion? It certainly doesn't make what they did right, but then if everyone's life was judged only by sins they committed 30 years ago, we'd all be in BIG trouble. Smiley (heck if I was judged by my sins yesterday, you'd think I was the biggest jerk in the world) Sometimes people change. Sometimes they don't. But putting aside how they got together, (which certainly isn't any fairy tale or moral example) I cannot think of a "public" marriage more worthy of emulation than Johnny and June Cash's. But I admit, I'm bias, as I'm a Johnny Cash fan.
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« Reply #6 on: June 21, 2010, 02:59:21 PM »

Is it me or does Johny cash's song represent the orthodox hell perfectly?

I actually think it represents the Orthodox concept of heaven perfectly, but to each his own I guess! Smiley



It represents both perfectly, actually.
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« Reply #7 on: June 21, 2010, 06:13:20 PM »

Cash was the biggest sinner of them all. Wink
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