Last evening Diane and I watched the Johnny Cash biopic "Walk the Line" on DVD. The music was the sound of my childhood. It was astonishing to see Elvis, Carl Perkins, Jerry Lee Lewis, Cash and June Carter traveling around the country from gig to gig in an old jalopy. What came across was the strong Baptist guilt that enveloped all that they did. You can take the child out of the church, but you can never get the church out of the child.
Yet, well is it said that God has no grandchildren. Strict, god-fearing parents to not instil belief in their children. They instil fear and guilt, but that never saved anyone. Each person has to come to his own crossroads. Johnny Cash followed the path trod by many a youngster - sex, drugs and rock'n'roll. In the process he made some great music. Did he find true faith or middle class respectability?