Re: [arts-poetry-humanities] The Devil's music?
- On 8/10/2012 6:33 PM, Bruce Atchison wrote:
> I used to be lectured by adults about the evils of rock music. They worriedRock & Roll is the most anarchic of music genres, encompassing the good, the
> it would lead me away from my Christian beliefs. One woman at church even
> bought me a record of music for young people, thinking that would make me
> stop listening to rock. Her plan backfired. I still listen to my favourites
> from the sixties and seventies today. I wrote about this pathetic attempt to
> save me from the "Devil's music" on the www.bruceatchison.blogspot.com page.
bad, the beautiful, the ugly. Some of it really is "demonic" (that is, evil).
Much of it is stupid. Some of it is truly great.
> By the way, I'm still a Christian.:-( My sincere condolences, and best wishes for a speedy recovery.
Just remember: think for yourself, reject all dogmas and script(ure)s,
demand proof (or, at least, damn good evidence) for all assertions,
and take things one day at a time. Just tell yourself each morning
as you get up: "I will not faith TODAY. I will not take anything on
authority TODAY. I will not believe anything just because I want to
TODAY. I will not believe-in or pray-to any deities TODAY."
Do that every day, and you'll be free from your illness in no time.
Midway City, CA, USA
lonewolf (at) well (dot) com
- On Fri, Jan 11, 2013 at 10:48 PM, Robbie Hatley <jacobian.determinant@...> wrote:Rock & Roll is the most anarchic of music genres, encompassing the good, the
bad, the beautiful, the ugly. Some of it really is "demonic" (that is, evil).Hm, what is the nature of "evil," in the written word? Because I assume you mean the lyrics are evil, not the sounds. I usually see evil as a matter action, not words.Much of it is stupid. Some of it is truly great.No argument there.Cheers,
Brandon Van Every
- There was a documentary on PBS in the early nineties about music. One point
it did raise is that music effects the mood of the listeners. So it does do
something to the listeners but not what certain supersticious folks warned
it would do to me. BTW, I have that Nova special on VHS tape somewhere. I'll
have to dig it out and digitize it.
Bruce Atchison, author of How I Was Razed: A Journey from Cultism to
Christianity. Available from www.store.virtualbookworm.com as well as Barnes
& Noble and Amazon.com.