Μεγαλύνει ἡ ψυχή μου τὸν Κύριον [Luke 1. 46b]

Monday, March 4, 2013

You Say Sheol, I Say Gehenna, Let's Call The Whole Thing Off

   After recently watching a YouTube episode of EWTN-Today with Father Mitch and Dr. Scott Hahn, wherein they discussed the Romanist doctrine of Purgatory (to which, I'll be honest, I do see their "kingdom of the left & heartfelt human reasoning" yearnings to answer the crux theologorum; especially for infants who die).  Nonetheless, Samuel Langhorne Clemens' famous "imp of the perverse" immediately struck me and I composed the song (below) and have been singing it ever since.
   As no Catholic friends of mine know about this blog (and only 1 or 2 Lutherans) I give you without any apologies:

HOT TO HOT

Words: Jay W. Watson 2013
Song: Cheek to Cheek by Irving Berlin
Sung by Fred Astaire to Ginger Rogers in 1935’s Top Hat
 

Hades, I’m in Hades
And it’s not the hell I thought the Bible taught
And I guess I’ve got the purgation I ought
When we’re in together burning hot so hot

Hades, I’m in Hades
And the sins that hung around me in my lot
Seem to simmer like a steaming burning pot
When we’re in together melting off the rot

Yes I’d like to end this hurtin’
And reach the heaven sought
But it doesn’t thrill me half as much
As smoking sins I’ve got

Sure I’d love to be out soaring
In a “mansion” He has bought
But I don’t deserve such Grace that’s free
As dotting every jot

[Come on and] fry with me
Keep praying those Rosaries
Indulgences for me
To extinguish me

[Right free] of Hades, I’m in Hades
But the Pope still wants drained every last cup’s draught
While it seems forever burning here I’ve got
Though it’s only temporary, but status mediary
In together burning hot so hot

3 comments:

  1. now THATs clever :) Btw, Sparrows is on Netflix,
    and amazon offers VHS if you're poor....

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  2. :)
    Crumpetsiii: YOU are now my favorite blog commenter! Two comments in one day...a record for this waif, wayward, little blog-let..Thanks.
    And mucho gracias for the Netflix "flag" on Pickford's classic silent: SPARROWS! I'd buy it on the VHS (which I did see on Amazon) but my old VCR is finally caput.
    Please come back again Crumpetsiii
    Pax
    frJ

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