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Old 06-20-2005, 12:36 PM   #16
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christian rock generally has a distinctly christian message and often times a proselytizing tone. it isn't so much christian people reflecting on life or some other topic as much as it is a group of guys praising jesus.
yep. that's it.
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now, i'm all for getting rid of your Eagles records, but not because they're satanic ...
Hmmm, I dunno, it's debatable
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For example, you will not generally hear Marvin Gaye referred to as a "Christian singer" or Bach referred to as a "Christian composer", yet they both were.
Yeah, in America sometimes certain Christians (more of the conservative types) try to latch on to mainstream artists who are Christians or bands with Christian members and claim them as "Christian artists" on par with true Christian rockers. This is done more with white rock bands then with say, hip-hoppers. Of course sometimes the mainstream artists in question will end up dissapointing their conservative Christian fans by, you know, drinking and smoking and writing songs like "Wake up Dead Man"
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I've never been a fan of Christian rock. I know that the Pope has made statements about rock music that are not in sync with mine. However, the previous pope liked rock music and invited Bob Dylan to perform for him. As a practicing Catholic, I find nothing inconsistent about my rock music fandom. I'm listening to Green Day right now. Nothing wrong with that in my book.
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I don't mind songs with spiritual tones to them (heh, obviously, if I'm a U2 fan). I've got spiritual beliefs, and do like songs that kinda express that sort of thing in universal terms. I just don't care much for the more preachy types of songs. I remember hearing a song by MercyMe once called "I Can Only Imagine", and I really didn't like it (course, that might also have had something to do with the fact that the station that I heard it on played it to death, too...).

And I've always found the "rock music is satanic" thing amusing. It's music. Nobody ever said you had to agree with the topic discussed in the song, and I dunno, I've listened to many a rock song in my time and haven't gone to any "dark side" religiously.

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I think most Christians have gotten over the whole thing about all rock music being evil simply because they thought the beat was too suggestive or too closely associated with black people because it came out of R&B and all those other ridiculous arguments they used back in the 1950s. They focus more on the lyrical content when they criticize it now - which is why they consider some rock music OK and some not. So I guess it isn't necessarily hypocritical to listen to Christian rock. But so much of it sucks. I guess Bono was right - the devil has all the good tunes.
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I guess Bono was right - the devil has all the good tunes.
Which is why I'm never too concerned when people tell me I'm going to hell.
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I like Christian rock. It's very positive. It's not like those real
musicians who think they're so cool and hip.
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Yeah, most of us Christians don't think rock is of the devil.

Now teen pop on the other hand

Rock music is just another form of expression. Music can't be evil. It's the lyrics that can lead to trouble.
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One of the dumbest threads I have read in a while.

You are basically saying that if you're Christian you can't like rock. Why? Because the guitars and drums have an effect on your spiritual life?

I seriously hope this thread was some sort of joke because I don't see how any reasonable person can even come up with these conclusions.

...that being said,
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I guess Bono was right - the devil has all the good tunes.
I bet he got that from Larry Norman, in the song "Why Should The Devil Have All The Good Music"?

But I don't agree at all.

U2, The Call, The Alarm, David Meece, Steven Curtis Chapman, etc. etc...

Great musicians one and all...
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Now teen pop on the other hand
And I even like some of that.

The A*Teens, believe it or not, have some very catchy songs.
But maybe I like `em cuz they have that ABBA sound...
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Some fundamentalists didn't like the sexual content of early rock. The beat was "suggestive" of sex, they didn't like "Elvis the pelvis", etc, etc. Some of these fundamentalists were racist and didn't like it that it was rooted in black music. Some of these people were very prominent in local media. When John Lennon made his infamous statement about the Beatles being bigger than Jesus Christ they carried out an anti-Beatles campaign. I've read about this. It was ridiculous. Nowadays rock music is in City Hall. Things have changed.
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I don't know that it's hypocritical, but I always think it's funny that my cousin, who won't listen to anything that isn't Christian rock for fear of encountering immorality, listens to U2 because she thinks of them as a Christian band.

Apparently, she's missed all their references to sex.
Once upon a time, U2 received "Album of the Year" honors from Contemporary Christian Music (CCM) Magazine. It was for War.
A number of Christian publications still think very highly of the band.

And all those sexual references are about Ali, so it's OK.
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And all those sexual references are about Ali, so it's OK.


"Party Girl" is most assuredly *not* about Ali.

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