January 30, 2005

The Killers; It's no big thang

No, I'm not gonna rant about evil-doers. There's enough posts about them today out in blogsphere I am sure. Is blogsphere even a word? I don't care if it don't make sense. Frankly, I don't care if that last sentence was bad grammar either. I'm not blogging to improve my grammar skills or impress my prior english teachers, as you can tell.

I'm talking about The Killers. Yes, I'll admit to it. I like them. Guess what, I like some of the bands music and I'm still a born again Christian. Actually, I have tons of Christian and non Christian music in my itunes and CD cabinet. No, this doesn't make me 'of the world' and I'm not backsliding. I'm just a girl that loves music, art, history, movies, and people. I know when something is over the line for me. (Philippians 4:8)

Besides, I never said I meditate to the CD. Can't we see the difference between being human, enjoying human experiences, and meditating on them all day? I don't worship them, I don't worship or idolize any celebrity. I do realize though that some people can go overboard with the, Oh-my- gosh-I-love-you-so-much-you're-everything-to-me-you're-my-idol kind of craziness. Hey, that is not me though. I have that void filled inside my soul. For me, the void was filled in Jesus Christ. If I read a book that is not about God, it doesn't mean anything is wrong. Unless, it was How to Murder Your Ex Wife and Avoid Jail by OJ Simpson or Porn. If I listen to a CD that is not old time hymns, it doesn't mean something is wrong with my spiritual walk. After a period of almost agnosticism, doubt, and study of worldwide religions, I finally surrendered to the Lordship of Jesus Christ in my life. I went through a period of total isolation from anything non Christian related. It was then I realize what it was like to be in an extreme.

Extremes of any kind are usually not good. People can start getting the holier then thou attitudes. I am who I am. I love music, to dream, to dance, to be sensual, to question things around me, analyze, to push the envelope just a little bit more.

These things in and of themselves are not bad. All things are lawful unto me, but all things are not expedient: all things are lawful for me, but I will not be brought under the power of any. 1 Corinthians 6:12

If I am indwelled with the Lord Jesus, through the Holy Spirit, then don't you think I can tell the difference? I am not brought under the power of any.

I can still share in the experiences, artistry, and musical poetry of my fellow human beings. I have to say, that I've gotten a bit fed up with attitudes that in order to be a good Christian, you'll only want to listen to hymns or Christian music. There's even a lot of buzz about how Christians view Christian rock. There's even the consensus that Christian contemporary is wrong. You have to make up your own mind on the issues though.

On certain points I agree with some of my brothers and sisters, but as a whole, with just a tap glance at the subject, I don't share this opinion. (Ok, I realize that some of my money might be going to an unsaved musician that likely has premarital sex or uses drugs. I buy food from the store, that may or may not be grown by an unsaved farmer who might be having an affair.)

So if you want to judge me merely on my musical choices, you can bite me. I say that in sisterly love, of course. ;o)

With a shimmey and a shake.....