Friday, December 18, 2015

The Aqualung Code (Teaser)



What if all of Pope Francis' religious ideas originated in the 1971 Jethro Tull album "Aqualung." The Bear believes he has discovered the key to a 44 year old secret: Could the 35-year-old Father Bergoglio have been introduced to Aqualung while he was in Spain in 1971, and been given a Spanish translation of the lyrics?

Aqualung contains powerful presentations of themes that have grown familiar. The periphery. The homeless and poor. Mercy over justice. Doctrinal rigidity. Rosary Counting. Unequal distribution of wealth. Oppression of native peoples. Promethean neo-pelagianism. Is it possible that this is mere coincidence?

After conducting dozens of interviews of persons associated with then-Father Jorge Bergoglio, SCB News has the shocking answer. Coming soon: The Aqualung Code.

11 comments:

  1. Somehow I can't imagine Jorge Bergoglio being cool enough to apprehend Jethro Tull and incorporating the groups' message into his world view. More likely he grooved on the Monkees.

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    1. This is not speculation. The Bear doesn't want to give too much away, but during the period when he was teaching theology at San Miguel, Spain, it was common knowledge that Father Bergoglio had an interest bordering upon obsession in the religiously-slanted prog rock album. Witnesses say he was never without a handwritten Spanish translation of the lyrics. The Bear has meticulously tracked every single idea Pope Francis speaks about back to Aqualung. The Bear has spent a year on this project, and traveled to Spain, Argentina and Italy to interview witnesses. There is no doubt. This is the Aqualung Papacy, And the Bear can prove it.

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  2. We await in breathless anticipation for The Bear's answer to the Bergoglico conundrum.

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    1. The Bear really tried hard to focus, because it is apparent that Pope Francis was influenced by other Ian Anderson themes such as climate change: Skating Away on the Thin Ice of the New Day and war, e.g. For Queen and Country -- Warchild, 1974; the environment, e.g. North Sea Oil -- Stormwatch 1979; as well as other religious elements scattered throughout the Tull oeuvre.

      Do you want to understand Pope Francis? Learn your Jethro Tull.

      The Bear will proceed to publication as long as he assured this is not a really bad idea.

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    2. hmm...fascinating. I too listened to Aqualung many times, in that very same year! But I became a wild-eyed Latin Rite fanatic.
      Go figure.

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  3. Bear, I am gobsmacked. But can't wait to hear more.

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  4. No wonder on so many Church matters our pope is "thick as a brick".

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  5. It was ABS who was the first to declare that Wilson Pickett was a prophet who proved his bona fides in Mustang Sally by revealing the name of the first American woman in space; All you want to do is ride around Sally, ride Sally Ride... and so ABS is excited to learn what else can be learnt from popular music.

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  6. The article is fact-checked, proofed and finished. When you read it, you will be convinced that a 1971 album featuring unsavory characters like a dirty old man and a schoolgirl prostitute, not to mention a runaway locomotive, is guiding the course of the Catholic Church today.

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  7. Aqualung: makes about as much sense as this papacy:

    Sitting on a park bench
    Eying little girls
    With bad intent.
    Snot running down his nose
    Greasy fingers smearing shabby clothes.
    Drying in the cold sun
    Watching as the frilly panties run.
    Feeling like a dead duck
    Spitting out pieces of his broken luck.
    Sun streaking cold
    An old man wandering lonely.
    Taking time
    The only way he knows.
    Leg hurting bad,
    As he bends to pick a dog end
    Goes down to a bog to
    Warm his feet.
    Feeling alone
    The army's up the rode
    Salvation a la mode and
    A cup of tea.
    Aqualung my friend
    Don't start away uneasy
    You poor old sod
    You see it's only me.
    Do you still remember
    December's foggy freeze
    When the ice that
    Clings on to your beard is
    Screaming agony.
    And you snatch your rattling last breaths
    With deep-sea diver sounds,
    And the flowers bloom like
    Madness in the spring.

    Sun streaking cold
    An old man wandering lonely.
    Taking time
    The only way he knows.
    Leg hurting bad,
    As he bends to pick a dog end
    Goes down to a bog to
    Warm his feet.

    Feeling alone
    The army's up the rode
    Salvation a la mode and
    A cup of tea.
    Aqualung my friend
    Don't start away uneasy
    You poor old sod
    You see it's only me.

    Aqualung my friend
    Don't just start away uneasy
    You poor old sod
    You see it's only me.

    Sitting on a park bench
    Eying little girls
    With bad intent.
    Snot running down his nose
    Greasy fingers smearing shabby clothes.
    Drying in the cold sun
    Watching as the frilly panties run.
    Feeling like a dead duck
    Spitting out pieces of his broken luck.

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