The issue is that pop music is/has become, in some cases, kind of racy. I am generally admittedly a socially conservative fuddy-duddy even though I am a complete bleeding heart liberal politically.She quizzes us with sex-and-drugs lines from 6 songs.
I don’t want my sons singing about magic in pants and smoking weed and booties up. Period. Right? The notion that those lyrics “go right over their heads” is actually not accurate and I don’t buy that. Words have meaning. I don’t know why Juicy J (the rapper in the Katy Perry song) wants to “put her in a coma” and I don’t want my 5- or 8-year-old asking me why either. Adult themes, especially sexual ones, don’t belong in my sons’ mouths. I’m pretty sure about that....The reason I was reading Mayim Bialik's blog is that I enjoyed her performance on "The Bill Maher Show" this week. Maher had been deriding religionists in his usual manner (concentrating on the easy target of people who take the Bible so literally that the insist the earth is only 6,000 years old), so he asked Bialik how an intelligent, educated person like her could believe in biblical religion. She said:
I'm religious-ish. I'm observant-ish. I don't believe the Torah (or the Bible) is a science book. And there's many Jewish people who don't believe the Torah is a science book. I have no conflict in my life or universe about believing in everything that science and the universe presents us and being a person who embraces ritual and [the] notion of community.Maher says: "But do you believe it's a wicked book?" She laughs. He repeats the question. She says: "There's some wickedness. Some prickliness. For sure."
Maher follows up: "But if it's written by a perfect guy, how could it have wickedness?" And she says: "But that's a perfect guy who has no hands or human, you know, representation, so it's a historical experience that has occurred over 6,000 years."
Suddenly, the subject of biblical religion had become interesting and relevant to people who might actually be watching Bill Maher's show. And Maher dropped it right there, said "okay," and just had to talk about the previously discussed topic of her book of vegan recipes, because that book was something he could take seriously, not the Bible, which had to remain — for "Bill Maher Show" purposes — a book good only for kicking around.
ADDED: I regret that — as I push Bialik as a smart person — I'm using a quote in the post title that has a grammatical error. I think this is an obvious but easy error to make, because it sounds right to a native speaker. You shouldn't write "I didn’t used" It's wrong for the same reason it's wrong to "I didn't went" or "I couldn't was."