Just wondering...They ssay too stay away from Babylon The Great and everything about her. What about music from bands that claim they're "Christian?" Some I can kinda see if they have god in the lyrics, but others just claim it and the songs don't have it in the lyrics.
Everyone interprets music differently, don't they? Just because the song is meant to be christian doesn't mean everyone see's it as that, music is a thing for the mind and can be seen different by every person, it can motivate, depress, or relate. Lyrics have more than just one "set in stone," meaning after all....I see fights over songs on YT a lot, with christians trying to say it's a religious song, and others saying they don't see that meaning.
I mean bands like RED, Sum41, Casting Crowns (Okay this one does say god in the lyrics..but the songs are so pretty...), Kutless, Lifehouse, Fireflight, Superchick, and many more. Including my all time favorite "Trading Yesterday/Age of Information/David Hodges (Whatever he's going by now.)"
Is it taking part in BTG to listen to it if you interpret it differently?
A few examples.
Sum41 ("Christian" Band)
The first two can be interepreted as about god, but to others can be about life, find yourself, or emo..
The third one at first thought "Okay changing for god." But can also be interpreted as regret for the things of the past...in other senses...
My final example. My all time favorite song forever. Theme song, heh.
David Hodges wrote for churches and was a total Christendom/Christian, so all his music is supposedly christian. And at first listen this song is of course Christian, in every lyric.
But to emo or depressed, you can interperet deeper and see it as far more than that, the lyrics haunt and make you want to scream and shout to the world....but not in Christian interpretation. Especially the chorus...
So is listening to that taking part, or is it okay...?