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Secular Music - sonworshiper - 01-18-2008

Just wondering if I'm the only one (on this forum) who cannot listen to non-Christian music. . . . it does nasty things to my brain. . . makes me kind of grumpy.

So, I listen only to Christian music and worship music. . . .that's it. No radio--unless it's talk radio.

Now don't get me wrong--I'm not saying people should do as I have to do . . .just stating the fact that I have to.

Anyone else here like that?




Secular Music - HelenaZF - 01-18-2008

Most secular music is soul focused. It ministers to the soul, awakens and flames emotions, is very often sensual. It doesn't have a sense of spiritual purity about it, which is probably why it can be disturbing for a Christian to listen to.

On the other hand, there are some secular songs that have a sense of spirituality about them...you could almost call it anointing. Celine Dion's A New Day is one of those. Completely secular, and yet, there is something transcendant about it. I don't know why this happens, but it does. Another example is from the broadway musical, Carousel...You'll Never Walk Alone. And conversely, there are some songs meant to be spiritual or worship songs that I find spiritually upsetting or disturbing. I imagine that is most likely having to do with the content of the song, or something about the words and musical settings being incongruent for some reason.

I don't tend to listen to secular music, but if it happens to be playing somewhere where I am, it usually doesn't bother me unless it's blatantly sensual or mean in some way.