CAMERON CARPENTER, CELEBRITY ORGAN-PLAYER: thinking about his thoughts about himself.
In an interview printed in Limelight Magazine, June 2012, Cameron Carpenter announces that he is the world’s best-paid organist.
He says that he “fortunately” seldom plays organs in church buildings – explaining that he comes from a God-free family.
It could be argued that the latter piece of information is an un-fortunate one.
Awareness of God can be a great equaliser.
Ignoring God puts one at risk of celebrity-itis . . . .
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Early symptoms would include thinking it important that one is the best-paid organist in the world.
To be the BEST player of the organ-player – that might be something to thank God for.
To be the richest, simply means that one has been successfully marketed.
It would be good if Mr Carpenter could make a fresh start.
He might check the alternative mentality of James MacMillan.
For example at: