Yes, he is back and this time that crazy cat is yet again attempting to gain some American dollars towards his cause, whatever that may be this time…
This time Cat Stevens, who long ago renamed himself Yusuf Islam, is selling his wears by the toned down name of simply Yusuf. One can only wonder why this would be. Actually, his name is Steven Demetre Georgiou aka Cat Stevens aka Yusuf Islam aka Yusuf.
With the release of the Angels and Demons movie based on the novel by Dan Brown many of the same old myths about Christianity are being rehashed, yet again. Ross Douthat wrote an interesting article for the New York Times about Dan Brown in general and Angels and Demons and The Da Vinci Code in particular.
Ross Douthat notes, that in novels like Angels and Demons and The Da Vinci Code Dan Brown seeks,
In the run up to the May 2009 release of the movie "Angels and Demons" based on the book by the same title authored by Dan Brown (of The Da Vinci Code infamy) pop-culture is sure to revisit the very same historical myths that are so very popular with conspiracy theorists and those lacking in the knowledge of History 101.
"But remember, dear friends, that the apostles of our Master, Jesus Christ, told us this would happen: 'In the last days there will be people who...make a religion of their own whims and lusts'" (Jude v. 17-18, The Message trans.)