Sex: No matter what trends come and go, no matter what the politicians, priests and parents tell you, sex will always be a priority.Â Scientists rank it as #2, just behind self preservation.Â Religions can tell you it’s good or bad, government can control it or liberate it, parents can condone it or forbid it…all in all, you’re still going to have sex.Â It is the primal urge that supersedes anything that anyone could ever teach you.Â It is the “animal” in us that refuses to die.
Drugs: The drugs referred to in the phrase “sex, drugs and rock and roll are considered “recreational drugs”.Â Most of them have had some sort of “healing” qualities in the past and have been part of medical practice.Â These days many of them are banned or illegal and usually taken in larger quantities than prescribed by doctors.Â There are countless numbers of narcotics, with countless effects, but they all seem to alter your perception of your environment, if taken in particular doses.Â They all seem to affect how you react to your environment.Â You “think differently”.Â To be under the influence of recreational narcotics, is not considered “mainstream”.Â Your thoughts and actions and influence, is not “mainstream”.
Rock and Roll: At the time that the phrase “sex, drugs and rock and roll” came to be used, rock and roll was a term used to describe any non-secular type music that encourage any form of non-conformity.Â Today’s genre’s would also include much of hip-hop, rock and roll, of course, heavy metal, alternative and many other forms of music that promote turning your speakers full volume and “losing yourself” in the music, or promoting a non-conformist attitude.
Religious leaders have condemned sex, drugs and rock and roll at one time or another.Â Usually relating the acts to evil and violence.Â I find this to be disturbing, when more people have committed genocide, murder, rape and torture of others, in the name of religion than sex, drugs and rock and roll together.Â You can add in hip-hop, heavy metal and all the others if you wish and religion still wins by a long shot.Â If you would like you can throw in sex and drugs also…religion still wins.
This brings me to the scientific conclusion that it may be safer and surely more humane to “go along with” sex, drugs and/ or rock and roll, and leave religion for conformist, delusional, genocidal, maniacs…or the general public, as you may call them.