Religious album covers: continued

It was a warm day yesterday with 35-40 degree Celsius temperatures in my loft while working on my PhD dissertation. I reason that I need some humour. I found three additional album covers that are perhaps worth discussing.

Korla Pandit was a famous pianist and I am not criticizing him as an artist, but that album cover is creepy, and especially for a Christmas album. To me, Mr. Pandit with the turban in that photo looks like a wax figure of Mr. Pandit. The wax figure of Mr. Pandit for some reason reminds me of a few world religions class trips to Hindu and Hare Krishna temples. So, the thought that comes to mind is that some creepy type of eastern religious figurine is sitting behind a piano peddling a Christmas album. Merry Christmas everyone, and Hare Krishna, have a Krishna Christmas you hairy Christians. Hmm, that cover would sell a lot of albums in today’s market, and what a wonderful marketing ploy. Perhaps, Mr. Pandit actually was off that day and the figurine was a cheaper stand in.

Reverend Falwell from what I have gathered was a godly man, and I respected him. However that album cover with the words Feudin’, Fussin’ and Frettin', will only reinforce the notion by some within and outside of the Christian Church, that southern American fundamentalists are ignorant and uneducated. From my experience with emailing denominations for my questionnaire, I found that many southern American fundamentalist leaders are educated with Master’s and Doctorate degrees and have knowledge, even if some of their views are too extreme or not necessarily Biblical in the opinion of many in the Christian Church. I can picture some secular critic looking at that album cover and thinking that fundamentalist Christians are a bunch of backwards, morons. In a sense, album covers such as this one perhaps just reinforce in some secular minds the mistaken notion that Biblical Christianity is so ridiculous that it does not need to be seriously, intellectually, examined.

Hmm, I can just deduce that some secular critic will reason that fundamentalists cannot count.

This is an email I received the other day. Thankfully, I did not receive the email while dead. The header is below.


Attention: Dear Beneficiary,



In the course of our General Auditing and Account revision of the first quarter of the year 2007 ending within few days from now, we discovered that the Bank Accounts belonging to some Benefactors has been changed on the bases that the owners have died some time last year or has given out an authorization note of change of data.

After the investigations however, it was revealed that there are Foreigners who are collaborating with Retired Staffs to make this changes illegally without the concept of the Bonafide Benefactor and one traced to your own change is this Mr Rick Jones who said you are dead, hence they have forwarded some documents of funeral service held for you so as to
divert your fund.

They have also forwarded this bank account below as the new account that will receive this money.

Bank: Hang Seng Bank
Bank Address: 83 Des Veoux Road , Central - Hong Kong
Account Name: Rick Jones
Account Number: 235-325172-882
Bank Code: 024
Swift Code: HASEHKHH

But we want to confirm if actually this is true and hence decide to write to your email address which after 2 days from now and there is no
response, we will then know that you are dead indeed and go on with the transfer.

If proved otherwise by you that you did not die, please forward to us all the related Benefactors particulars including your Telephone number, contact address.

These details from you will help and assist us reach a conclusion that you are not dead. Anything contrary to this claim will help us charge this man to court and prosecuted him while your fund will be paid to you immediately without any further delay.You have to get back to us on time for us to commence legal proceedings against Mr. Rick Jones and
his accomplices.

Yours Faithfully.

Mr Frank Woodward
Remittance/Foreign Operation Manager
Bank of Scotland, Isle of Man
London Uk
Ph: 00 447024022836

Is this the same Rick Jones from the Incredible Hulk, Captain America, and Captain Marvel comics?;)

My Facebook graffiti drawing is a tribute to Bob Ross…there.


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