Today is What You Want Wednesday, Y’all!
Today we’re going to talk a little bit about modern music… Controversial much? Thanks a lot reader, you’ve pitted me against the world.
But I’m ready.
Have you ever taken the time to actually listen to the lyrics on the radio? I have friends that listen to some stuff that is practically rated R and they don’t even know it, or if they do, they don’t care. They say they like it for the tune and they ignore the lyrics.
Is that even possible?? How can you sing along to something you don’t know the lyrics to??
I’m just really skeptical that the topic of sex, drugs, and alcohol in popular music is not affecting people. Is that fair? I think it is.
One look at our culture and you can see that sexuality has been twisted into a pretzel. It’s everywhere. Magazines, movies, marketing, and music. It’s disgusting and inappropriate.
What gets me is, it’s not even just adults listening to this “adult content”. Call me crazy, but I don’t believe adults have any business listening to the sex lives of famous people either. Well, when ya put it that way, it makes ya really uncomfortable, huh?
Children are being raised listening to sexual content on the radio everyday and we wonder why teen pregnancy is an epidemic. Kids are becoming sexually active by as young as 12, (sometimes younger) and the music industry is personally responsible for it’s contribution to immorality.
Glorifying sexuality and basically telling girls that that’s where their worth lies, is exactly why girls have low self-esteem, bad relationships, and teen pregnancy.
Don’t tell me that’s a coincidence.
What we put into our minds and hearts is extremely relevant. You’re affected by everything you experience. Satan works very subtly. He has warped our thinking over the years to the point where sexuality in this nation is praised by feminists and liberals as female empowerment and “progressiveness”.
Can someone tell me how being objectified is empowerment?
Can someone explain how teen pregnancy is empowerment?
Can someone please articulate how going home with a different guy every night is empowerment?
Maybe I’m just not progressive enough to understand how less clothes equals more power. Or how more sex equals more happiness. Or how alcohol makes life more enriched.
The music that the industry is putting out is extremely vile, raunchy, and consistently sexual. How do we expect our girls to grow up to be decent hardworking women, when the music they hear promotes immorality? How do we expect our young men to be chivalrous and full of character when the music they hear promotes picking up women and objectifying them?
The feminists whine about objectification, but then they listen to pop and rap music… At least be consistent, girls. Hate to break it to ya, but I don’t take you seriously for one oppressed second.
Music is powerful. Even atheists can’t deny that. God created music as a way to worship Him and show that we love Him. Right now, the music industry couldn’t care less about Him or His principles. Why would they when we Christians will pay them for their garbage? They’re makin’ it rain.
The lifestyle that this music promotes is sick. No decent parent should want that for their child. So why are we letting our children listen to it, memorize it in their hearts, and then go around singing it?
The artists are becoming role models to the kids. They want to be just like the big pop stars and rap artists. I’m not saying those people are evil, although they may be. I’m saying that they consistently put out inappropriate content that is contributing the sexual immorality of this country. Celebrities are portrayed as only rich, famous, and happy. In reality they are mostly miserable, mobbed by paparazzi, depressed, disease ridden, and some are committing suicide.
Ladies and gentlemen, sex doesn’t make you happy. Neither does getting drunk and clubbing. But that’s what every other song glorifies. It’s time to bring back morals. It’s time to turn back to God. It’s time to test the status quo against scripture. Society is so blinded to the reality of what their favorite songs and artists stand for. The brainwashing has to stop.
It’s time to read the lyrics.
“Be careful little ears what you hear,
Oh be careful little ears what you hear,
For your Father up above is looking down in love,
Oh be careful little ears what you hear.”
Seek Adventure with Christ,