Lately, I've been listening to christian music that I liked back in the day. I still quite like some of it, and I was wondering if there were any christian (or other religious) songs that have a decent message or are simply beautiful songs purely from a poetic perspective. I know there are similar threads on this site already, but none seem to be quite what I'm looking for.
Anyway, I just posted the following on Facebook, and I was wondering if anyone here had similar experience of a decent message being presented in christian music or other religious art/media.
File this one under: "Christian songs that don't suck."
I first heard this song years ago, when I was a hardcore christian and a Relient K fan. Back then I loved the song, and I remembered it again today for some reason.
I stopped believing in god and the supernatural years ago, but this song still has a great message which I deeply appreciate, agree with and respect.
Many christians seem to have perverted the message of the "Jesus" of the bible into one of racism, homophobia, prejudice and bigotry.
Rather than focus on respecting and standing up for the outcasts and the needy, many christians cling to divisive and anachronistic "values" which should have no place in any civilized society.
I still don't believe in any god. But a god who's "gavel would go down before he looked in your heart" is not only one which I do not believe in, but one which I actively disbelieve in, and one which I despise.
And if there is in fact a heaven, what need has any god to excommunicate his own people from it?