This old reggae song by Daddy Livingstone just came on my I-tunes and got me thinking. The basic idea is the singer has a girlfriend called Suzanne who has lost interest in him and found another chap. Instead of blaming himself, asking what he should do to win her back he is blaming the influence of the devil on her making her fall the new man.
Now I need to careful as I have recently accidently upset and old Christian friend of mine with one of my social media comments. I’m not trying to insult anyone’s believes but I do find you get people who will blame their mistakes on outside forces to avoid taking responsibility for their actions, be it luck, karma, tarot cards, the devil or the invisible leprechaun that whispers in your ear. Back when I was a believer I do remember a couple, who when they had a row would feel the need to share it with every one, why I have no idea. The reason for the row was never, as in the case of the rest of us, one or both of you is being an idiot, no it was always the devil’s fault. Which meant of course neither one felt the need to alter their behaviour, which meant they rowed a lot, at least once week so they had something to share!
I do wish people would take responsibility for their mistakes, unless of course it was your wife’s idea then you can’t be blamed!