Religion and pop. Why not?

It is a mix that you can consider improper in the best case, blasphemous in the worst. Generally people tend to see a connection, say, between religion and choral music, or maybe between religion and classical music, but they also tend to think that modern music is not like classical music and that the name of the Lord should not be used in compositions which use sets of drums. I might be wrong, this is just what I noticed so far.

Then, if I'm right, I do not agree. Music is a form of cultural expression, religion is a set of beliefs which can be expressed in various ways. And while I do indeed tend to think that some forms of pop music are incompatible with the expression of religion and that music for service purposes should stay as it is now, I also believe there is no inner incompatibility between religion and pop.

And I bring three examples of songs that, in my view, prove my point. For diversity, one in French, the next in English and the last in Romanian.

Feedback would be appreciated :)

1 comment:

piticalb said...

Wikipedia is a weird place... one discovers the weirdest things. Like, for instance, transhumanism, asemic writing and Christian rock bands. Hmmm.... Not for me, those strong sounding genres of heavy metal, but I kinda like this one, and I also thought it goes well with your theme of this post.
See ya.