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questdriven

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    1. farouk
      farouk
      Mega churches; interesting; I hadn't thought of this. Maybe you're right. I recall the reference in Blood Money's lyrics to dollar signs.

      It seems as if, while, as you said, a year ago you would not have liked something of the style of Blood Money, such tracks that are super hard rock with screaming vocals have grown on you, so that you do indeed now like this style, so that, along with other styles as well, it is among your favorites. Maybe it's because as a young adult now you are discovering what really defines your tastes and what really does something for you.

      My two cents' are that it's the meaning content of the lyrics (whether Christian) that is the most significant; also, conversely, if unprofitable associations in the lyrics can be avoided, this is good, too.

      It will be interesting when eventually Skillet's new pieces are accessible on the Web. Blessings.
    2. farouk
      farouk
      Hi questdriven: Well, I listened to Blood Money (my previous comments relared generally to the other track). It's interesting; the lyrics aren't overtly linked with any hint of occultism, so yes I do prefer it, too. You said 'I like the hard stuff, obviously, but when it's super hard I don't like it as much'. It's definitely obvious, yes, that the hard stuff, hard rock, is what defines your taste as a musical woman; I just wondered if you would define Blood Money as 'hard stuff' or 'super hard'?
      Re. the lyrics of Blood Money, I wondering whether they are really about large US corporations perceived as exploitative in Third World countries; less Christian and more political, anyway.
      As a piece it's quality hard rock, anyway, with a combination of rigorous and stimulating guitar, bass guitar and drums, with lyrics screamed in a throaty roar. (You like this combination, then?)
      Blessings.
    3. farouk
      farouk
      Thanks for the link. Appreciate it.

      I listened a bit; and where the lyrics talk about demons and upturned crosses, coupled with the absence of any clear, overriding reference to the person and work of the Lord Jesus, it's not something I would feel like listening to, to be honest.

      As I've suggested in the past, it's the lyrics that count; and these particular lyrics don't seem to be constructive to the faith,

      I do like some hard rock/heavy metal, especially if the lyrics are clearly Christian. I think it's lyrics (in whatever style) that clearly honor the Lord Jesus that we can really usefully allow to grow on us. Thanks again for the link. Blessings.
    4. farouk
      farouk
      PS: I can see that for you the tattoo aspect you mentioned is a side-issue, though.
    5. farouk
      farouk
      I guess you were majoring on the references to legalism in the lyrics, then. Blessings.
    6. farouk
      farouk
      Interesting that you should mention tattoos in connection with Disciple; it seems that for people who don't realize just how widespread tattoos, including faith-based ones, are, it can evoke instinctively hostile thoughts even to the idea of getting a faith based design done, until, that is, they realize just widespread and how effective faith based designs can be in witness situations. (In North America, 59% of parlor clients are women, with 70% women in some areas, apparently.) And obviously one is going to be around people with tattoos - some of them faith based - at Christian rock concerts. If you eventually consider a faith based tattoo, especially to help in witness situations, there is a sense in which you'll be in good company but it really does have to be an individual thing and initiative.
      (Re. WBC, I'm not sure who they represent except themselves.)
    7. farouk
      farouk
      Yes, interesting and it's a well produced piece of hard rock, too.

      I'm not sure what they mean by hate; it's a term that can be used for all sorts of mutually exclusive things. In my experience, such as it is, legalistic church circles are sometimes influenced by a lack of knowledge of other social cultures, etc., but I don't subsrcibe to anyone attributing 'hate' to people who tend to notice others' cultural differences.

      Blessings.
    8. farouk
      farouk
      Hi questdriven; just replied to your posts about metal, and about the ESV. Blessings.
    9. farouk
      farouk
    10. farouk
      farouk
      It's always good if we have such footfalls in memory, so to speak, where what is in our minds links in to a particular Scripture. This is also why your point recently about lyrics being the essential point of music rather than style, is so important. Blessings.
    11. farouk
      farouk
    12. Atonement
      Atonement
      Because it's not said often enough, I want to let you know that I appreciate your contributions as a staff member on this site.

      God Bless
    13. farouk
      farouk
    14. farouk
      farouk
      Okay, I see, ty, anyway. Off to bed I think. Blessings.
    15. farouk
      farouk
      Hi there! so are you done now with homeschooling? or will you have another year, still? Hope it goes well with you with the church songs; hope you are getting along well there at your new church. Blessings.
    16. farouk
      farouk
      PS: Sounds like you need a bit of a refreshing change; lots of choices of things you could do, I guess: go to a good Christian rock concert; start reading a book of the Bible that you've not read lately (good to have a change of perspective; the Bible is so varied); get a haircut, change length at back/sides, etc; or change color; get in touch with a friend that you've not talked to lately, and then talk about other stuff and not so much about your mom.
    17. farouk
      farouk
      Hi there, questdriven; sorry your mom is upset; are you finishing your homeschooling soon, maybe? Hope your new church is going well. Blessings.
    18. farouk
      farouk
      Sounds good. (Good drawing of him, too.) You'll appreciate the recent posts about Disciple and Skillet, as well. Blessings.
    19. farouk
      farouk
      Hi there; hope the dog is feeling better; FYI, if you check out the music / hard rock threads, there have been various more posts. Blessings.
    20. farouk
      farouk
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