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Thread #14921   Message #2879721
Posted By: Art Thieme
04-Apr-10 - 09:31 PM
Thread Name: Atheist Hymns
Subject: RE: Atheist Hymns
There is a song I sang and recorded. Some say it is religious, but to me it is only about inclusiveness. The Master Of The
Sheepfold


It's in the DT and some threads have discussed it.

Chorus is)

Oh, the master guards the sheepfold bin
And he wants to know is my sheep brung in
And he's calling, calling,
Calling softly----softly calling
For them all to come gathering in.

The shepherd in the song has room for all. It is a practical statement of the absolute desirability of including all in the group--no matter what the differences are.

In my life I must constantly deal with so many religious folks who are very certain of their RULES and dogmas---to the extent that they do real harm (I think) to those they shun because of their differences from the big group. At 68, I'd rather look for ways to make it work out--and learn from others.

Art Thieme