We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
I saw 'Amazing Grace' over the weekend, and the most effective scenes in the whole movie were Wilberforce singing the hymn in the club after being offered the Duke of Clarence's black driver as a wager, and the congregation opening his wedding with it.
I've always been mystified about why mainline Protestants are compelled to sing Amazing Grace 'shuck and jive' style since it's not really a spiritual. Our church choir did a creditable version a couple weeks ago but they are way too over-weight, over-fifty, and Lutheran to pull it off.
What struck me about the song as performed in the movie was how it was given the same quality as Onward, Christian Soldiers or Battle Hymn of the Republic. This was reemphasized by the Irish Guards piping the song at the end. It seems to be a quality that many mainline Protestants are sorely lacking.