May 05, 2006

Synthetic Frippery, Unnecessary in Our Expanding Global Culture Efficiency

Everybody's flogging a book these days.

Bad Religion singer Greg Graffin has a book out on 30 July. It's a "discussion" with Professor Preston Jones on the subject: Is Belief in God Good, Bad or Irrelevant?

I haven't seen the book, but my guess is that Graffin thinks it's "bad." Otherwise he'd have to change the name of his band.

Even though I already know the ending, I am so ordering this book though. Anti-Reagan and stuff man, yeah.

I can't find a link but I also heard that one of the guys from Pennywise recently sold a book about how to be a "punk dad."

(via Aversion.)

Posted by Dr. Frank at May 5, 2006 06:18 PM | TrackBack

The singer for Pennywise was featured recently in the magazine that AYSO puts out quarterly. Apparently he's also a soccer dad. I was a punk rock soccer dad first and do it better, or so I tell myself.

Posted by: sam at May 5, 2006 07:52 PM

I don't get why you just brush off Greg Graffin as some ignorant punker?

I get the feeling that it's just because you don't agree with his viewpoints on religion and you just brush off any of his arguments as a result.

Posted by: Jerry at May 6, 2006 07:00 AM

For someone who's put up at least two or three posts making fun of Greg Graffin, you have a pretty impressive command of old Bad Religion lyrics.

Posted by: Hulka at May 6, 2006 07:14 AM

He published his PH.D dissertation I think 2 years back. So I guess it's not a recent trend for Mr. Graffin.

Posted by: Brian at May 7, 2006 07:12 AM

Some years ago I had the chanche to briefly discuss by phone with Brett of Bad Religion about the meaning of their band's name.
Bad religion, he told me, is against a kind of American religiousness well represented by the multitude of tv-preachers more interested into collecting money than in God.
This is why I would not be so sure that the Graffin's view will fully side against the belief in God.
Let's wait and see...

Posted by: lucarock at May 8, 2006 11:13 AM

The guy from Bad Religion (not totally sure which one) was a professor at my Alma Mater (Cornell). I think it was in plant science or some other biology. He must be a pretty smart guy.

Posted by: josh at May 8, 2006 01:14 PM

Greg Graffin used to teach before Bad Religion started taking up all of his time so that's who you're thinking of.

Posted by: Jerry at May 8, 2006 08:35 PM