there is a song out there that i’ve grown to really really like. it took me a while to warm up to it, but now, love it. if you have 10 minutes, give it a listen, and then continue reading. This is the least cheesy video i could find with lyrics so that you can just watch it and not have to look for lyrics as well.
Side note: this sounds ALMOST as good as the album version. pretty impressive, i must admit.
So. anyway. being torn.
MUSICALLY this song is AMAZING! Very complex, very well put together. it’s something i can sing along to. something that challenges me musically.
THEOLOGICALLY… totally different story. it shows contempt for God and unbelievable arrogance toward Him. he’s demanding to be let into Heaven and thinks that 10,000 days of suffering is what will get him in. demanding his wings (not that humans who ascend to heaven get wings anyway). so… theologically, i hold issue with the song.
i sing along with it because i like it. i know that i disagree with it. the words i sing are his and not mine.
so i’m torn as to whether i should continue to listen to this music or if i need to cut out some very good music, very talented musicians out of my listening repertoire.
why are the arrogant atheists always the best musicians?