Ever since rock music was invented, Christians have been railing against it. Even today, some religious groups are still fighting against it. There are Christian rock bands now, but some Christians speak out against them as well.
One website by Alan Yusko and Ed Prior, said this about the history of rock music:
If you are a Christian and you don’t realize that secular rock is evil and demonic then you better get your spiritual eyes examined because you have big problems. One distressing problem about the religious rock scene is that many involved also listen to secular rock and roll. At some of the concerts put on by the religious rockers they sometime ‘warm’ up their audiences by playing secular rock and roll songs.
According to GotQuestions.org, Christians should evaluate secular music based on these questions:
- The purpose of music
- The style of music
- The content of the lyrics.
One blogger even tried to throw all secular music under the bus with the term “rock beat:”
…a dominant and repetitious offbeat which competes with the melody and distracts from the words of a song. The contradictory messages in the beat, the words, the melody, the style of the presentation, and the appearance of the musicians all create a subtle confusion in the minds, wills, and emotions of the listeners, which leads them to question the absolute moral standards of God.
I don’t understand why religious people have to be against all music that isn’t theirs. If they don’t like it, they don’t have to read it or listen to it.
Religious institutions been censoring all forms of media for centuries, including music, books, newspapers, movies, and more.
Here are some facts about censorship, religiously-based and other: