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Re: I'm so confused.....
Nov 21, 2015, 21:27
IanB wrote:
Captain Starlet wrote:
billding68 wrote:
Julian Cope said....
The return of incredibly patriarchal religions. I don’t mean that about Islam because everyone knows I’m totally anti-Islam.
He is also anti Christianity to be fair but all you protectors of the faith of Islam you do realize that you are at a site that is dedicated to a man who is a Against the religion of Islam...Right? So by supporting Mr. Cope you are helping support his anti Islam agenda(haha) so for that I thank you. Perhaps some of you did not realize this again Julian said...
The return of incredibly patriarchal religions. I don’t mean that about Islam because everyone knows I’m totally anti-Islam.



I'm fully aware of Cope's opinion of Islam, it's not an opinion I take seriously as I don't consider his opinion to be an educated or expert one. I studied religion to gain an educated and unbiased opinion of religious ideas. So although Cope's perfectly entitled to his opinion on religion I'm more than happy to discuss religion as it may enlighten someone who believes it's responsible for all the world's ills


It wasn't / isn't just Islam. In the key Drudion he expressed a fear of the infections of intolerance (mainly misogyny and homophobia, things unknown in rock 'n' roll apparently) allegedly carried by eastern Europeans in general. That's where he lost me. Last decade or so he's morphed into this post punk Julie Burchill. Except in his case I am not sure he is doing it just to get a rise out of intellectuals. Scratch a liberal and the 'Kipper is often not far beneath the surface.



Personally, I think Cope's strident public persona and statements are definitely part of his performer's uniform. He's much more of an introverted, stay-at-home sort of d[r]ude at heart. When positing opinions on things like religion and the like, he goes broader and bolder than he really is, 'cause who wants to hear from a soft-spoken rockstar diplomatist? The clues are there all over his career, but I think it says a lot about how, in Japrocksampler, he especially admired the Japanese's penchant for mastering the surface arts- donning the look of a Rock God whilst being meek as a kitten beneath the leathers.
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