Skip to comments.Tom Petty: ‘No one’s got Christ more wrong than the Christians’
Posted on 07/24/2014 1:29:28 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
Tom Petty says that no one has interpreted Jesus Christs teaching more incorrectly than Christians, as he was asked to explain the history behind his new song Playing Dumb.
In an interview with Billboard, the Rock and Roll Hall of Famer explained his inspiration behind the song, which will be featured as a bonus cut on the accompanying vinyl release of Hypnotic Eye.
Catholics, dont write me, Mr. Petty said. Im fine with whatever religion you want to have, but it cant tell anybody its OK to kill people, and it cant abuse children systematically for God knows how many years.
Playing Dumb mourns the victims of sex abuse within the Catholic church, and takes aim at the major financial settlements that were awarded to some victims, Billboard reported.
If I was in a club, and I found out that there had been generations of people abusing children, and then that club was covering that up, I would quit the club, Mr. Petty told Billboard. I wouldnt give them any more money....
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Tom Petty has not been part of most people’s lives since the first Clinton Administration. Most the millineals have never heard of him. He should worry too much about causing a big dust-up. It was a safe bet that he would get a microphone shoved in his face once the reporters knew Tom would be bashing Catholics in particular, Christians in general. I guess he finally found his niche in this day and age.
I wonder which casino buffet he was in when this interview took place?
I wonder whether Tom has the stones to publicly say those things about Islam, where they’re at least as applicable.
The dumb as dirt statement: Ive nothing against defending yourself, but I dont think, spiritually speaking, that theres any conception of God that should be telling you to be violent. It seems to me that no ones got Christ more wrong than the Christians.
I was wondering the same thing.
How many doobies did this moron smoke before he enlightened the rest of the world?
Really? So, your opinion about Islam?
Cheap shot, chicken shot, coward.
If you were part of a club that was important, wouldn’t you act to clean out the riff raff?
I am not a Catholic, but I wonder what he thinks of Muslims?
I can see how Christ’s teachings would be hard for a pot head to understand.
I can see how Christ’s teachings would be hard for a pot head to understand.
Did he say it in that weak, lisping, nasal tone that typifies his singing?
Not quite a “one hit wonder” but darn close.
Since he’s so concerned about abuse of the young, I wonder where he stands on abortion?
The best advice ever given to rockers, ‘shut up and play’.
We Christians are supposed to take this weed-smoker’s version of “christianity” as gospel?
LOL! I’ll stick to Matthew, Mark, Luke, John, Paul & Peter thank you!
He’s being so ‘Petty minded’.
Which is to say his mind is soooo leftist addeled as to speak stooooopid stuff.
I have taught guitar for over 15 years. The kids ALWAYS want to play Classic Rock. They love the Blues, the Beatles, the Stones, The WHO, Pink Floyd, The Dead, The Eagles, Led Zeppelin, Van Morrison, and some more recent artists like Green Day and the Red Hot Chili Peppers. The more Country-Style kids like Taylor Swift, Rascal Flatts, and The Allman Brothers.
Never, not ONCE, in 15 YEARS has anyone requested that he or she learn a song by Tom Petty.
I think that is a significant assessment of Petty’s relevance.
I just felt that I was being asked to play dumb, he said. That, OK, well, they paid some money, so its all over. I dont trust that
“Florida Hillbillies” LOL!
The only hills we have in Floridah are the LANDFILLS! LOL!
I think the correct term for Petty’s demographic is “Cracker”.
However, us real Floridah Crackers prefer to designate him as “White Trash”. Hehehe
Great..... That’s what we do best on Free Republic..... separate the wheat from the extraneous or incorrect chaff.
as I recall however there is a hill somewhere on the east coast in a state park. We drove off interstate 95 to see it but never did actually find it.
My mother graduated from Miami-Edison in 1952 and I lived there as a tyke and as a 8 thru 10 year old. We shopped at the commissary and BX at Homestead AFB before it was destroyed.
Tom is free fallin’ again. Shut up and play, Tom.
Wow...do you live near me? :-) (I’m in Broward...right by the Pompano Landfill! I guess that makes me a Floridah Hillbilly!) )
Ha Ha Ha! I have heard that there are a few hills in the Panhandle, but I live in the very FLAT Everglades. Great for bicycling with only one gear. LOL.
I like Tom’s music, I really do.
But this statement is pathetically stupid. It’s not the faith Tom, it’s people in it. Jesus said to watch out for wolves in sheep’s clothing. Did you think he was talking about big, bruising bad guys that would be easily identified? No. The sheep’s clothing is what covers them; though they are not sheep, but from their behavior we see they are wolves. We don’t condemn the Church Jesus founded, we prosecute the wolves within it. Get a grip, man.
Oh, and SHUT UP AND SING, mmmkay?
If he WAS one I'm sure that would make him even MORE qualified to share his intelligence and deep biblical thoughts with the rest of the world.
How did I live this long without his keen guidance and illustrious example-setting in my life!
The "sleaze merchant" fails to mention the fact that it's the FAGGOTS in the church that's doing nearly all of the molesting...
So, here we have an expert on the teachings of Jesus and how *most* Christians have incorrectly interpreted them.
Who the heck is Tom Petty anyway?
So much for his (ir)relevant opinion.
Nope, I’m in Denton, Texas now.
IIRC, the rate of people in the clergy committing child sexual abuse is significantly lower than the rate of public school teachers, whose jobs are often protected by teacher’s unions. Where the anti-NEA song, Tom?
Religion seems to me to be at the base of all wars, Mr. Petty continued. Ive nothing against defending yourself, but I dont think, spiritually speaking, that theres any conception of God that should be telling you to be violent. It seems to me that no ones got Christ more wrong than the Christians.
So Tom thinks it’s CHRISTIANS who are murdering people in the name of religion....... Wow. It’s hard to be that ignorant.
BTW, there is only one Tom Petty excerpt that I actually sing...to my dog.
“She’s a GOOD GIRL, Loves her mama”
You mean the renowned theologian The Reverend Doctor Thomas Petty? Or that bucktoothed hick who plays at being a musician?
The whole thing was illogical. Only religious people commit crimes and start wars. Ok.
I wonder if he will recognize the Messiah when He returns and orders the death of everyone who is against Him?
All of a sudden Bruce Springsteen appears intelligent. OK, maybe that is a reach.
So I assume he never heard of Jimmy Saville, rock promoter who was a serial pedophile, which was covered up by the music industry?
**If I was in a club, and I found out that there had been generations of people abusing children, and then that club was covering that up, I would quit the club, Mr. Petty told Billboard. I wouldnt give them any more money....**
Then you wouldn’t belong to any church; send your children to any school or allow your children to watch any TV or movies.
Tom Petty is nothing but a turncoat to his father and the fine people of Northern Florida where he is from. I will never forget seeing an interview he had years ago where he ripped his deceased father in a very classless way. Contrary to the absent father’s of many famous musician’s, Tom’s father was a good guy who originally doubted his son would ever make it in music, which is a valid concern due to the difficulty of making it in music. However, even though he was openly very proud of Tom when he did make something of himself in music, Tom still treated him like the classless liberal twit that he is.
Hard to argue with that. That's exactly what I did.
A rebel without a clue.
BTW, Tom ripped that line off from The Replacements.
I never joined the Muzzie club. I was born into the RCC club. Nearly every priest I had in my parish growing up was gay. Three are defrocked, two of them did serious prison time for molesting boys. I finally just came to the conclusion that I couldn’t have my good name associated with that sort of thing anymore. So I left the RCC. May God bless them and keep them, but they can color me gone.
Well nobody loves Tom Petty better than me but being originally from N Fla you have to know Gainesville. That’s where Tom is from and its not the broadest view of the world. Its not cracker and its not hillbilly its redneck. I’m talkin pick up trucks, gun racks and long neck Bud redneck. LOL! Tom’s been smoking the Melrose sensimilla for a looong time. :-)
It was the religious leaders who plotted to kill Jesus. He did not come to start a religion but to save the world from sin for all who believe and receive Him. What TP is inferring relates to a false misconception and there are plenty to choose from bit they are not the Truth and the Light.
Really?? We have your permission, then. Oh, thank you!
Tom, the pedophiles in the catholic clergy are not worthy of being compared to Christians.