A good friend and I decided to tag team a sermon for our youth. We spoke on media and entertainment. I must say that Paul did an INCREDIBLY awesome job and I am going to find a way to upload the sermon to post to my blog for everyone to hear.
Paul took from the view point of music and I took movies. I want to note here that we were not doing this from the stand point of ALL secular entertainment is bad!! Neither of us believe that. In fact Paul LOVES music and I LOVE movies... hence why we took the parts we took.
I'm writing this blog because Paul's part really pierced me and it led me to want to do a little research. Paul read some lyrics from the popular songs for right now, a few artists in particular, one being Lady Gaga.
I came home to read some more on her story and among some lady Gaga quotes I found these.
"I'm telling you a lie in a vicious effort that you will repeat my lie over and over until it becomes true"
"I don't want the 5 dollars in your pocket, I want your soul"
"Sexuality is half poison and half liberation. What’s the line? I don’t have a line. "
"I remember watching the mascara tears flood the ivories and I thought, "It's OK to be sad." I've been trained to love my darkness."
There were a few more I would have loved to posted but felt were way too inappropriate for my blog.
I want you to read these quotes and I want you to think. Do I as a Christian have any business listening to music by someone who willingly admits she is lying.
Music is influential. It can be positive or it can be negative. But I see the media of our time making a huge impact on our generation and I'm not a huge fan of the direction it's taking us.
When I get the message uploaded listen to it. It'll make you examine yourself.