Still, not sure that Peart actually is a libertarian, politically.
read old interviews and he sure seems like it, or pretty far conservative at least..
now though...i read that tour book where he rode motorcycle for the whole tour and he seemed to have sort of been shocked by the whole bush years and american fundamentalism etc....so maybe he's sort of gone back now
― wassup rockers? (M@tt He1ges0n), Monday, 13 April 2009 18:31 (4 years ago) Permalink
How could you hear "Freewill" as anything other than atheist?
yeah no doubt! it's like he doesn't really even listen to stuff before writing about it, or at least that's the creeping feeling you get reading the book...it's just like he half remembered the song and some jive theory that sounded funny at a party and made some dudes chuckle, so he just throws it out there, facts be damned
― wassup rockers? (M@tt He1ges0n), Monday, 13 April 2009 18:34 (4 years ago) Permalink
the hardcore Rush fans at my h/s were fundamentalist-ish Christians who were into metal-ish stuff: Rush, but also Petra, King's X, Stryper. They were pretty smart dudes and in bands themselves though so Rush have appealed to their nerdish and chopsy sides more than their Christian sides.
Needless to say these guys are all atheists now as far as I know.
― Euler, Monday, 13 April 2009 18:43 (4 years ago) Permalink
thought rush believed in the olympian gods cuz of "cygnus x-i book ii"
― kamerad, Monday, 13 April 2009 18:51 (4 years ago) Permalink
they were more just role models
― wassup rockers? (M@tt He1ges0n), Monday, 13 April 2009 18:54 (4 years ago) Permalink