Sunday, December 23, 2007

Brainwash Via Music

Okay, I'm a lover of all genres of music. Or, at least, I thought I was. Recently, I've re-evaluated my love of music and why I love it. Well, classical is just awesome. Instrumental jazz is fun, and I like to listen to anything that gives me a happy-go-lucky feeling. Christian and choir are the BEST!!! Uplifting God should be music's sole purpose. But the same music that used to make me happy and excited now makes me positively ill. I asked myself, why do I like rock? Well, I don't know what the answer used to be, but now I can't just say "the sound of it". A while back I slipped into a routine of listening to "bad" music. Rock, rap, whatever. Then I came up for air and breathed the holy ghost back in. I asked God to help me be able to resist the temptation of listening to stuff like that. Although I didn't realise it at the time, it DID affect me. I was flipping through the stations the other day looking for Christmas music, and I heard a rock song I used to love. So I listened to it. When I was done, I realized that I felt dirtied. Like I'd done some kind of horrible crime and I was feeling guilty. I was upset and frustrated, my temper had shortened and I was an absolute wreck for about an hour. Then, like a week later, I was at my friend's house talking to her before she went to work and she was blasting rap music. I didn't really pay much attention to it, then I caught myself singing along with a song I used to listen to alot. Apparently, I'd never listened to the words before. I felt so degraded. The lyrics were stomping women into the ground. Cursing and vulgarities were being tossed around in spades. Suddenly, it was abundantly clear. Yes, God had helped me. But He also enlightened me.
In heaven, before Satan was tossed out on his ear, he was the leader of all music. It makes PERFECT sense that he would use his one special talent to sway our very impressionable minds to his thinking, and, eventually his will.
LOOK around you, people!!! What do you see when people go to rock concerts? Mosh pits! What are they? Random people just start throwing punches, and fights progress. Anger and evil infiltrate the malleable minds of those exposing themselves to such evil. In clubs, they play rap for one reason: to get people to dance. And this ain't no ballroom dancing, classy style. It's dirty. People rubbing up on each other and getting them into a mood unfit between strangers. Which leads to pregnancies, diseases, violence, and so on. Why wouldn't Satan use this as a way to influence the paths our minds take? HE'S BRAINWASHING OUR YOUNG PEOPLE!!! HE KNOWS HIS TIME IS ALMOST UP, AND HE'S THROWING OUT ALL THE STOPS TO TAKE AS MANY OF GODS BELOVED WITH HIM!!! WE NEED TO PROTECT OUR YOUTH!!! OUR FUTURE YOUTH GROUPS NEED TO HEAR THIS NOW!!!!!!!! DON'T assume they KNOW it's "wrong"!!!! You TELL them it is and WHY!!! It 's much easier to fight an enemy you can see than if you're blindsided!!! Be blunt. Use scripture!!! Your children will be teaching MY children someday!!! They'll be the preachers and pastors for MY children!!!! I want my children to KNOW wrong from right. I want them to know why. And I want them to know how to fight it. BUCK UP!!!! FIGHT FOR them!!! They're SCREAMING FOR HELP!!! I know because I used to think that in the back of my mind a long time ago!!! Yeah, if my parents had checked my mp3 player, cds, and computer, I would've been mad!!! But, honestly, I knew it was wrong. I just didn't know how to stop myself. I was begging for it to end, I wasn't happy. but noone bothered to check. They just assumed that I "knew". STOP assuming!!! It took alot of painful situations for me to hear God trying to help me! YOU'RE supposed to be the voice of reason when you're kids are growing up. They need help, even when they don't vocalize it. I'm on my soapbox, I know!!! But, I don't want it to get harder for my kids because no one bothered with the details! LET's GO already!!!

Train up a child in the way he should go; and when he is old, he will not depart from it. Proverbs 22:6

And these words, which I command thee this day, shall be in thine heart: And thou shalt teach them DILIGENTLY unto thy children, and shalt talk of them when thou sittest in thine house, and when thou walkest by the way, and when thou liest down, and when thou risest up. Deuteronomy 6:6-7

Foolishness is bound in the heart of a child; but the rod of correction shall drive it far from him. Proverbs 22:15

Okay, I'm done now. Prayer and teachings are needed now more than ever to my generation and the next. Satan knows just how to trap children and brainwash them. I think it's fine time he get more than the occasional slap on the hand!


Linda Elms said...

AMEN! Aimi, I'm so glad you got your eyes open to what satan was doing to your soul! Live for God with ALL your heart, soul, mind, and strength! You've got a lot to offer Him and others! Love you!

Billy and Michelle said...

I love this post Aimi! Some people do not realize all the junk hidden in seemingly harmless songs. I also love all genres of music when they are "Christian". I'm glad you are staying strong!

Katie said...

I am a 27-year old mom of three, and I agree about the music. I listen to country most of the time. About half the songs are good (strong family values, emphasis on God); the other half are about drinking :-S So even though I try to convince myself it's good, then I end up going around the house singing about whiskey and I realize the truth.

But the real reason I'm commenting is to ask if you know the source of the picture you put with this post? I LOVE it!

Anonymous said...

to a certain degree, i agree with some of the things you are saying
i listen to rock and classical, i go to many rock concerts and my friends are all 'rockers'. These mosh pits you speak of are not entirely correct, these 'pits' are not started to cause fights...there is a style of dancing called 'slam dancing', which is very expressive, yet sometimes someone will hit a person by accident, nothing is intentional. oh and alot of heavy metal/rock bands are either christian or catholic, so please don't judge the rock scene before you know more about it or experienced it, and if you have done your research its a pity that you saw the bad things.


AimiBelle said...

I know you have had a good experience with your style of music. Mosh pits, etc. But my brothers-in-law PURPOSELY start fights in mosh pits. As do many of their friends.