Sunday, November 30, 2008

Religious or idolatrous ...

... Roger Scruton on Raising the Tone. (Hat tip, Dave Lull.)

" ... human societies cannot exist for long without the sentiment of the sacred ... The secularisation of society, therefore, brought about the sacralisation of music."

This need for the sacred, unfortunately, is often satisfied by the merely vulgar and sometimes even by the downright evil (see "Hitler, A.").

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