I used to really enjoy Cat Stevens music, he is a talented song writer and performer. But I was always confused by his sudden adoption of Islam. When I read his auto biography, I learned that he had been swimming off the coast of California, when he was caught in a riptide and knew he was going to die, and he promised God that if he saved him, he would devote the rest of his life to Him. And later he decided that Islam was the route he needed to take. Why I found this interesting was, that at about the same time, I was snorkeling off the coast of Panama City when I was caught in a rip tide, and I knew that I was going to die. But never once did it occur to me to appeal to some supernatural divine deity to save my ass. I just kept swimming and eventually was able to get out of the rip tide and swim to shore. I guess, I just never was able to understand his dependence on supernatural forces to save him, when I didn't even consider that as a possibility. I still enjoy Cat Stevens early stuff, but now I think he's an idiot.