Comment: Great song, and it's well posted here!

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Great song, and it's well posted here!

I might even presume it to be anthematic to one named "godofallbums". :D
I bet Utah Phillips was envious toward Dick Gaughan for the lyric.

If one were to read all my comments to this post, one might surmise me to be Luciferian. Alas, I am not. Had I been raised in Gaughan's religious milieu, I might have eventually embraced some style of Luciferianism, something parallel to the sentiment expressed in this brilliant song.

Literalist Christian theology does congure tradition from which to rebel. It's a sort of paradox that such theology eventually prompts one to rebel against that which itself seemed initially to be the rebel. It's a brilliant song and bears much light. Judas becomes the penultimate Luciferian figure. Of course though, it was written by a man steeped in literalist tradition.

It's also likely that some would see [in Gaughan's song] Jesus as the Luciferian figure [or even John the Baptist, okay, he's not actually in the song], but that is simply commentary on how ambiguous the term "Lucifer" is in the context of diverse modern worldview.