Friday, May 25, 2007

Summer of Love Adventist Youth

Late 60s. In love with the acid-tinged songs, but afraid of the drugs because of warnings from parents and Adventist teachers.

Sunshine Superman, Mellow Yellow, Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds, Along Comes Mary

"Are you experienced? Not necessarily stoned, but just beautiful ... ?" --Jimi Hendrix, 1967

Strange infatuation.

Hating the dangerous drugs, but loving the colorfast songs about them?

What are postmodern Adventist Youth hungering after today that they know is bad for them? They can't resist the strange obsession with the trappings of sin, without actually going into the sin itself. Some, sadly, will be so fixated that they will fall into the temptation, never to rise out of it again.

See the Whitney Museum retrospective.

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