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Captain Sensible

Captain Sensible is guitarist and founding member of the punk band The Damned.

He offers some background and vents on his godlessness:

"I remember a time a few years back when The Damned were standing onstage ready to perform for the TV cameras when we became aware of an argument going on in the production office. The presenter - Cliff Richard (a celibate born again Christian) was refusing to introduce us arguing that the band (and punk music in general) was 'evil'. Bloody cheek - I've got 3 kids and they think I'm okay. How dare the uptight buffoon bad mouth people he doesn't even know.

"I'll tell ya what I think is evil though. It's not using yer dangly bits for what they're there for...love, procreation and - dare I say ... a bit of bloody fun along the way!

"How many times have religions of the world been damaged by some discovery or other only to move the goalposts and carry on as before as though nothing had happened? They gave Gallileo a hard time for saying the world was round... somehow God seems to have forgotten to tell his 'flock' about our planet revolving round the sun and all that.

"Then there was the theory of evolution - the teaching about which in schools was fought against in a courtroom in the USA and is still disbelieved by a majority of Americans, incredibly.

"There's also no mention of dinosaurs in the bible either. Perhaps it's not inspired by an all knowing being after all and is, after all, just a cracking good work of fiction?

"No - I'm afraid none of that faith thing holds any water for me."


Captain Sensible's home on the web can be found at http://www.geocities.com/SunsetStrip/Towers/4962/ and http://www.officialdamned.com.

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