Why the Devil gets all the good music

There was a familiar joke growing up about why the Devil got all the good music. The joke had no punch line. The joke lay in the asking.

As I got older, more pretentious, I’d sit around drinking red wine trying to find the punch line with my friends, self-touted intellectuals of the right-wing Christian persuasion. Education, they said, it’s because Christian kids aren’t educated in the arts. Or…