Thursday, April 05, 2007

Most Hated Song

I know I've been horrid about posting regularly on here. I'm hoping to change that soon...

Those who know me (even semi-well) know that I hate hate hate hate with a passion contemporary Christian music or praise music. Here's a great explanation why. And please make sure to read all the comments (just skimming through them would probably suffice). While I don't quite agree about Awesome God, I have to say two of my most hated, me-centered CCM/praise "songs" are definately Shine Jesus Shine and Heart of Worship. One more I would add to that list would be Lord I Lift Your Name on High.

I hate to say it, but most of modern Christiandom is watered down and pathetic, at least as music goes. I'm not trying to be harsh, but I believe it to be the absolute truth. If a song has no direct link to the Bible (every hymn in my church's hymnal cites the verse(s) it comes from), and if the action of the verb is driven by YOU not GOD, then it is me-centered and at the very least, doctrinally unsound (if not completely false). The push for semi-Palegianism (the thought that you can have something to do with saving yourself) is prevelent in CCM/praise "songs", and I think that is very sad.

So now, I'm curious. What are your most hated songs? If we're not talking about "Christian" music, I would say She Thinks My Tractor's Sexy by Kenny Chesney and My Heart Will Go On by Celine Dion and London Bridge by Fergie top my list of hated secular songs. *gags*

1 comment:

Lydia said...

Semi-pelageanism ::is:: probably a bigger deal than most people realize. I don't think that's the ::intent:: of the people who write/sing CCM, but it's there. Whether or not a condemnation of it will ever catch on (it does seem to have some influence attracting people to the church...kind of by being ::like:: the world...but that's a different topic... ;) )

All that to say while I'm not entirely sure I agree with you on the topic of CCM, I am completely with you on the most-hated secular songs there. ;) Topping my list is a song I won't name by a band I won't name because it's too disgusting. Just know that it's metal and it should never have been recorded. O_o Other songs I hate? "Whatever You Like" by TI, and pretty well anything by R&B and rap "artists".