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Bob Dylan: “I Read the Scriptures a Lot, Meditate and Pray”

Bob Dylan: “I Read the Scriptures a Lot, Meditate and Pray”

Bob Dylan opened up about his faith in a new interview with the Wall Street Journal.

The conversation began when the interviewer asked Dylan what he does these days to relax, and the legendary musician shared he often turns to his faith. 

“I’m a religious person. I read the Scriptures a lot, meditate and pray, light candles in church. I believe in damnation and salvation, as well as predestination. The Five Books of Moses, Pauline Epistles, Invocation of the Saints, all of it,” Dylan said.

Dylan explained he can get “restless and fidgety” if there’s nothing for him to focus on. 

“Most of the time, I feel like a flat tire; totally unmotivated, positively lifeless,” he said. “I can fall asleep at any time during the day. It takes a lot to get me stimulated, and I’m an excessively sensitive person, which complicates things. I can be totally at ease one minute, and then, for no reason whatsoever, I get restless and fidgety; doesn’t seem to be any middle ground.”

And while he does turn to TV like the rest of us, Dylan shared that too much television is bad for his soul.

“Two or three hours in front of the tube is a lot of binge watching for me. Too much time to be involved with the screen,” Dylan said. “I’ve binge-watched Coronation Street, Father Brown and some early Twilight Zones. I know they’re old-fashioned shows, but they make me feel at home. I’m not a fan of packaged programs, or news shows, so I don’t watch them. I never watch anything foul-smelling or evil.”

Dylan also revealed that he is a fan of church music, and even considers it to be hisfirst love.”

Dylan has been an outspoken Christian since he converted back in the 1970s. He’s since recorded a number of Christian albums and spoken out about his beliefs over the years.

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