I'll admit it: I'm one of those people who, back in the 90s, learned Jeff Buckley's version of "Hallelujah" and played it note for note without even realizing it was written by the great Leonard Cohen. Glad to say I'd moved on by the time The West Wing, Scrubs and !@#$% Shrek got hip to the song, but still: no excuse for that.
Some years ago a writer in the Washington Post made a snide comment about evangelicals of the southern persuasion, saying that they were dim-witted ignoramuses. I should know the statement by heart since it’s been quoted often enough by bright-witted evangelicals as evidence of media bias.
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