Talk:Coward of the County

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Who writes these things? The sentence "against whom songwriter Roger Bowling had a 'bias'" is ridiculous. Presumably the author meant "grudge", not "bias".124.197.15.138 (talk) 06:44, 5 September 2010 (UTC)

Subtle Criticism of Fundamentalist Christianity?[edit]

Is there any evidence that "Coward of the County" is a subtle criticism of Fundamentalist Christian beliefs? In the song, we have a lifelong criminal who presumably makes a deathbed conversion to Christianity and then seeks to impose his religious beliefs on an impressionable young child. This leads to a lifetime of repressed emotions, an incorrect perception of weakness which leads to the rape of an innocent young girl, and explosive rage that results in serious injury or possibly death to the Gatlin boys. Is the purpose of the song to show what literal adherence to the teachings of the Sermon on the Mount might lead?John Paul Parks (talk) 04:50, 8 March 2011 (UTC)

How do you presume the dad converted to Christianity? There is no basis for this assumption. --142.132.6.46 (talk) 01:41, 7 April 2011 (UTC)

Yeah, there is nothing in there at all about his father and religion. His Father appears to have given his son the advice so he will avoid a similar fate. Anyway, bible bashers read into that what you like I suppose60.240.14.140 (talk) 14:54, 7 August 2011 (UTC)

Grammar and English[edit]

Can't the editor do better than : "he would have asked for the name to have been changed"?