26 April 2009

Can anybody find me somebody to love? Freddie Mercury wrote a song about faith, desperation and soul-searching when he wrote “Somebody to Love”. In this song which was featured on the English rock ban Queen’s 1976 album “A day at the Races” he questions the lack of love experienced in his life and the role and existence of God.1 Cited still today as one of the greatest singers in the history of popular music, he was known for his vocal prowess and flamboyant performances as a solo artist and as lead vocal and co-founder of Queen. On November 24, 1991, he died of bronchopneumonia which was induced by HIV (AIDS). For many years in the early ‘70s, Freddie Mercury lived with Mary Austin in a long term relationship yet by the mid ‘70s he had began having an affair with a man which broke up his and Mary’s relationship. Although Freddie Mercury said after the breakup that he considered Mary Austin as his only friend, common-law wife, that being with her was a common-law marriage to him, he fell to temptation and had an affair on her. Not just a regular adulterous affair, he had an affair with a man which lead him to fall further to temptation in his frequently visiting homosexual bathhouses and clubs where he had frequent short-term homosexual sexual partners.2 Freddy Mercury’s failure to overcome the temptation to be with men sexually spurred his breakup his self stated common-law marriage to Mary Austin. His succumbing to temptation lead him further and further into a downward spiral which eventually lead him to contract HIV which became full AIDS and bronchopneumonia. The temptation that Freddy Mercury chose to partake of was what lead to the cause of his death. Due to the timing of its release, my thought on the reason for Freddy Mercury’s writing the song, “Somebody to Love”3 is that he was truly soul searching; reaching deep within his being and trying to come up with an answer on his own for the temptation he was experiencing which he would eventually chose to follow. Not truly believing in God, he mocks God in that he states that he has believed for many years though in his question of “Can anybody find me somebody to love?” he is not displaying any faith in God and God’s perfect love for him. Freddy Mercury in the song says that he “works hard” showing that he did not understand that it is not by works but by the grace of God that one is saved. He goes on to say that he has to get out of “this prison cell” and that some day he “will be free” which I think he was eluding to his breaking...
How good do I need to be to go to Heaven when I die? Wow, it’s tough being good and being good all the time is out of the question because no one; not you nor me, can be perfectly good all the time and we all know that we have at some time or another done something which wasn’t good. Can someone, anyone be really good enough to get into Heaven and be with God? How good do I need to be to go to Heaven when I die? Look at how Mother Teresa lead her life. She did a lot of good. For over 45 years she ministered to the poor, sick, orphaned, and dying, while guiding the Missionaries of Charity's expansion, first throughout India and then in other countries and by the time of her death, her Missionaries of Charity continued to expand and was operating 610 missions in 123 countries, including hospices and homes for people with HIV/AIDS, leprosy and tuberculosis, soup kitchens, children's and family counseling programs, orphanages, and schools.1 I don’t know about you but I know that I don’t even come close to being as good as Mother Teresa at being a good servant to others let alone am I able to even give that much time and devotion to being that good yet Mother Teresa did it and did it well. Is being as good as Mother Teresa an example of how good you and I need to be to go to Heaven? I hope not. If Mother Teresa is an example of what it takes to get into Heaven, I guess I’m not going to get there… nor for that matter, you either because I’ve not heard of anyone else who has done so much good as Mother Teresa. Wait a minute… how about Adolf Hitler? He did not do a lot of good and in fact, he actually did a lot of evil. Under Adolf Hitler’s orders, between 1939 and 1945, the SS, assisted by collaborationist governments and recruits from occupied countries, systematically killed somewhere between 11 and 14 million people, including about six million Jews, in concentration camps, ghettos and mass executions, or through less systematic methods elsewhere. In addition to those gassed to death, many also died as a result of starvation and disease while working as slave laborers (sometimes benefiting private German companies). Along with Jews, non-Jewish Poles (over three million), communists and political opponents, members of resistance groups, homosexuals, Roma, the physically handicapped and mentally retarded, Soviet prisoners of war (possibly as many as three million), Jehovah's Witnesses, Adventists and Neopagans, trade unionists, and psychiatric patients were killed.2 Looking at what all evil Adolf Hitler, and there was a lot of it, it to me seems easy for you and...

Victor E. Pearson

With the commission from God to point people to and teach them the truth, I have created this blog to glorify God and to do His will. I am pleased that you are open minded to learning about Christian views on faith, morality and God.

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