Thursday, June 26, 2008

Does music matter?

Is music amoral? Is music "neutral." Does it matter what type of music you listen to as long as the words are good? Here's some food for thought about these questions. Read the article, let me know what you think.

Here's an excerpt from the next to last paragraph:
I hear well-meaning Christians talk as though Satan has affected every area of creation with the exception of the non-verbal language of music. That, they claim, is neutral territory. Satan, in his craftiness, has very skillfully perpetuated this lie and has neutralized and in some cases, made mockery of the worship of our God. The Israelites dancing around the Golden Calf genuinely believed they could worship God through the use of the idol. They were sincere and their religious fervor was so loud that Moses heard it while descending Mt. Sinai. It was not true worship at all, however. God abhorred what they were doing. They were too busy in their so-called worship to notice.
It's a tremendous article - go check it out.

1 comment:

  1. Music does have an influence on someone, and the influence is either good or bad. So no, music cannot be amoral.

    A good minibook on this subject is Music Matters by Cary Schmidt. You can find it here:

    I've read it and it really explained the subject well to me.