According to Zoe Chamberlain from Sundaymercury.net, heavy rock grandfathers BLACK SABBATH just want to be loved, according to an eminent group of philosophers studying the Brummie band.
What’s more, the Brummies come from religious backgrounds and one of them is – wait for it – a committed VEGAN.
Love and peace are not normally the first words that come to mind when thinking of Black Sabbath. But, far from the cries of destruction and evil, the band’s mission has been to challenge people to live better and be happier, according to the boffins.
Drawing on the works of Plato and Aristotle to debate the heavy metal rockers in a book entitled Black Sabbath and Philosophy: Mastering Reality, they come to the conclusion that Ozzy Osbourne & Co are, in fact, much misunderstood.
They’re sensitive souls at heart – and Britain’s chief contribution to existentialism.
“It is ironic that Black Sabbath has a reputation for being satanic and evil when close analysis of their lyrics reveals they are open to the question of God’s existence, sensitive to the poetry of life, and full of compassion for the struggles of humanity,” says philosophy teacher Liz Swan, who got a PhD at the University of North Carolina.
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