Originally posted June 28th, 2009:
“Driving back from Ellsworth today and this came up on the ipod. I’ve always thought that many a truth is spoke in jest and this qualifies nicely.
For some reason it makes me think of “The Blind Men and the Elephant” that ends:
“So oft in theologic wars,
The disputants, I ween,
Rail on in utter ignorance
Of what each other mean,
And prate about an Elephant
Not one of them has seen!”
Having grown up in a holiness church and witnessed the pandering and putting-ons of many a church member, this song has always put a smile on my face, yes, it’s greatly exaggerated but isn’t that what makes good comedy?
As for Ray Stevens, we”ll be visiting with him a few more times along the way.