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Why is contemporary Christian music so lame?

 
Curious
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Why is contemporary Christian music so lame?
Whatever happened to old hymnals that had an actual message and that took instrumental talent to pull off?

Examples.
Amazing Grace, Holy Holy Holy, How great thou art,
And the circle will be unbroken. Songs with a real message and structure.

People once put effort into keeping a note, reading the music, staying on key.

And today we have watered down muzak where any trendy type strum a guitar, not actual chords, a cracked voice soccer mom crooning and the lyrics go like this.
"You are worthy, lalalala, worthy and amazing, lalalalal, worthy, lalalala...." and so on.

lala

Just kind of a mash up, no real effort at all. God is a creator and he instilled in his creation the ability to create so why not?
Why just plumb through it?

Maybe someone can help me out with this. It seems not only is culture today generally being dumbed down but the church is being filtered as well.

Thanks.
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Re: Why is contemporary Christian music so lame?
I agree.

I wish the church leaders would actually watch the faces of the people as the different music is played/sang. When the old time music comes on, everyone is alive and full of spirit.

Then some idiot thinks that church is the place to do a 20 minute guitar jam, and the faces of everyone present is full of annoyance and boredom.

Music about God is supposed to be full of love, life, and worship. It's supposed to raise our minds to the heavens, like the old hymnals do.
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Re: Why is contemporary Christian music so lame?
just more evidence that there is no God, if there was one. im sure he'd inspire his 'followers' to make AMAZING music. Like he did with David from the bible story.

but as you all very well know, Most christian music is really bland & boring. i have found the odd artist that makes some nice sounding stuff, but its certainly no better then non christian music.
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Re: Why is contemporary Christian music so lame?
Whatever happened to old hymnals that had an actual message and that took instrumental talent to pull off?

Examples.
Amazing Grace, Holy Holy Holy, How great thou art,
And the circle will be unbroken. Songs with a real message and structure.

People once put effort into keeping a note, reading the music, staying on key.

And today we have watered down muzak where any trendy type strum a guitar, not actual chords, a cracked voice soccer mom crooning and the lyrics go like this.
"You are worthy, lalalala, worthy and amazing, lalalalal, worthy, lalalala...." and so on.

lala

Just kind of a mash up, no real effort at all. God is a creator and he instilled in his creation the ability to create so why not?
Why just plumb through it?

Maybe someone can help me out with this. It seems not only is culture today generally being dumbed down but the church is being filtered as well.

Thanks.
 Quoting: Curious 15831138


Sounds like you've been called to do something about that! Why are you wasting time complaining here?
God Is! We're not! Let's knock off all the nonsense!
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Re: Why is contemporary Christian music so lame?
Because it's a socially conservative religion (at least in its popular form) which renders the would-be artists in its flock to be stymied intellectually and creatively.
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Re: Why is contemporary Christian music so lame?
Whatever happened to old hymnals that had an actual message and that took instrumental talent to pull off?

Examples.
Amazing Grace, Holy Holy Holy, How great thou art,
And the circle will be unbroken. Songs with a real message and structure.

People once put effort into keeping a note, reading the music, staying on key.

And today we have watered down muzak where any trendy type strum a guitar, not actual chords, a cracked voice soccer mom crooning and the lyrics go like this.
"You are worthy, lalalala, worthy and amazing, lalalalal, worthy, lalalala...." and so on.

lala

Just kind of a mash up, no real effort at all. God is a creator and he instilled in his creation the ability to create so why not?
Why just plumb through it?

Maybe someone can help me out with this. It seems not only is culture today generally being dumbed down but the church is being filtered as well.

Thanks.
 Quoting: Curious 15831138


Contemporary music is lame, so why would Christian music be any different? popetrio
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Re: Why is contemporary Christian music so lame?
I agree.

I wish the church leaders would actually watch the faces of the people as the different music is played/sang. When the old time music comes on, everyone is alive and full of spirit.

Then some idiot thinks that church is the place to do a 20 minute guitar jam, and the faces of everyone present is full of annoyance and boredom.

Music about God is supposed to be full of love, life, and worship. It's supposed to raise our minds to the heavens, like the old hymnals do.
 Quoting: samanthasunflower


Thanks. Glad I am not the only one. It feels dead to me and I think they try to sanitize everything to make it more accommodating.
Who is telling them they have to make accommodating Muzak?
It isn't even a jam session but a strum session, no actual lyrical meaning or structure.

I just don't get it anymore. I am finding worship in God's creation, along a stream or a hike to be far more fulfilling.
Also the clique's of the church are growing very burdensome.
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Re: Why is contemporary Christian music so lame?
You need to find a new radio station because you are missing out on some of the best music ever.



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Re: Why is contemporary Christian music so lame?
yea please fix this problem...I agree although isn't Jack Johnson a "Christian" musician of sorts?

I like him.
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Re: Why is contemporary Christian music so lame?
You need to find a new radio station because you are missing out on some of the best music ever.




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Wow, yeah! That's some really boundary-pushing stuff!


whatever
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Re: Why is contemporary Christian music so lame?
now Handel and Bach could write some great religious music
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Re: Why is contemporary Christian music so lame?
It's not the music, it's more about the heart of the person singing it.
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Re: Why is contemporary Christian music so lame?
Whatever happened to old hymnals that had an actual message and that took instrumental talent to pull off?

Examples.
Amazing Grace, Holy Holy Holy, How great thou art,
And the circle will be unbroken. Songs with a real message and structure.

People once put effort into keeping a note, reading the music, staying on key.

And today we have watered down muzak where any trendy type strum a guitar, not actual chords, a cracked voice soccer mom crooning and the lyrics go like this.
"You are worthy, lalalala, worthy and amazing, lalalalal, worthy, lalalala...." and so on.

lala

Just kind of a mash up, no real effort at all. God is a creator and he instilled in his creation the ability to create so why not?
Why just plumb through it?

Maybe someone can help me out with this. It seems not only is culture today generally being dumbed down but the church is being filtered as well.

Thanks.
 Quoting: Curious 15831138


Sounds like you've been called to do something about that! Why are you wasting time complaining here?
 Quoting: jdb


I would be rejected and have been for trying to do something about it by
lala zombies.

I have pointed this out in several congregations and the answer I get is that the Music should not distract from the Message.
Ugh. OK. What message am I supposed to get from
"Worthy of our praise, Lalalalal, Amazingly Worthy...".

I think this is an actual takeover to neuter the Church, to lull them in and put them to sleep rather than really waking up.

I don't know but I do know it doesn't feel spiritual or right in any way, it feels dead.
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Re: Why is contemporary Christian music so lame?
Whatever happened to old hymnals that had an actual message and that took instrumental talent to pull off?

Examples.
Amazing Grace, Holy Holy Holy, How great thou art,
And the circle will be unbroken. Songs with a real message and structure.

People once put effort into keeping a note, reading the music, staying on key.

And today we have watered down muzak where any trendy type strum a guitar, not actual chords, a cracked voice soccer mom crooning and the lyrics go like this.
"You are worthy, lalalala, worthy and amazing, lalalalal, worthy, lalalala...." and so on.

lala

Just kind of a mash up, no real effort at all. God is a creator and he instilled in his creation the ability to create so why not?
Why just plumb through it?

Maybe someone can help me out with this. It seems not only is culture today generally being dumbed down but the church is being filtered as well.

Thanks.
 Quoting: Curious 15831138


Sounds like you've been called to do something about that! Why are you wasting time complaining here?
 Quoting: jdb


I would be rejected and have been for trying to do something about it by
lala zombies.

I have pointed this out in several congregations and the answer I get is that the Music should not distract from the Message.
Ugh. OK. What message am I supposed to get from
"Worthy of our praise, Lalalalal, Amazingly Worthy...".

I think this is an actual takeover to neuter the Church, to lull them in and put them to sleep rather than really waking up.

I don't know but I do know it doesn't feel spiritual or right in any way, it feels dead.
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Please sign up for an account so I can message you my email address - would love to listen to your worship music!
God Is! We're not! Let's knock off all the nonsense!
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Re: Why is contemporary Christian music so lame?
Have you heard of Randy Stonehill?
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Re: Why is contemporary Christian music so lame?
Christian music has always been lame OP.
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Re: Why is contemporary Christian music so lame?
mainly cause it's cranked out the same machine that makes the rest of the poppy tunes that exist on non-christian music...christian music's got better distrobution though
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Re: Why is contemporary Christian music so lame?
Maybe because "Lucifer is a fallen angel who was the head of the ministry of music in Heaven when he was in heaven. It has been said of him he was the most beautiful of ALL angels and he was the director of the flow of music there (Praise and Worship).

Read more at Lucifer : Angel of Music "

[link to www.turnbacktogod.com]

Why do you think the mainstream and most sucessful bands are (almost) always related to evil? hiding
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Re: Why is contemporary Christian music so lame?
Whatever happened to old hymnals that had an actual message and that took instrumental talent to pull off?

Examples.
Amazing Grace, Holy Holy Holy, How great thou art,
And the circle will be unbroken. Songs with a real message and structure.

People once put effort into keeping a note, reading the music, staying on key.

And today we have watered down muzak where any trendy type strum a guitar, not actual chords, a cracked voice soccer mom crooning and the lyrics go like this.
"You are worthy, lalalala, worthy and amazing, lalalalal, worthy, lalalala...." and so on.

lala

Just kind of a mash up, no real effort at all. God is a creator and he instilled in his creation the ability to create so why not?
Why just plumb through it?

Maybe someone can help me out with this. It seems not only is culture today generally being dumbed down but the church is being filtered as well.

Thanks.
 Quoting: Curious 15831138


The modern "Christian" songs are all written and produced by illuminati stooges.

Hillsong..or should I say TILLsong..is a prime example.
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Re: Why is contemporary Christian music so lame?
Plastic Christians in over embellished buildings of supposed social benevolence, singing shallow praise music...


While Jesus was out and about with the sinners - the real people who needed Him.
Ignorance is bliss until reality bites you in the ass.

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Re: Why is contemporary Christian music so lame?
Maybe cause christianity itself is fucking lame as fuck?
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501c3 music
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Re: Why is contemporary Christian music so lame?
Because man lives in the curse. The product of the fruit of the knowledge of good and evil. And evil has its time in this world. The human servants of truth, cannot channel, fighting fallen angels who create through others of clay. The architecture of the Most High is superior in every way and when the time comes, the fruits of the tree of life will be visible. There are exceptions that transcend time, in all art, as you noted in music. Remember christian is simply a context, those that serve HIM do and their fruit is set apart, regardless of time. Yet even the fallen angels adopt and pervert truth, into a lie… rather than create, As truth is most beautiful... the God of creation and a shadow of the Most High.

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Re: Why is contemporary Christian music so lame?
I don't know what kind of garbage you are listening to...but the music I listen to is amazing.

Demon Hunter
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Disciple
Thousand Foot Krutch

Powerful and amazing worship songs along with powerful and amazing rock and metal that I love. I feel God more in the above stuff than I ever would in an old hymn.
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I don't know what kind of garbage you are listening to...but the music I listen to is amazing.

Demon Hunter
Worth Dying For
Disciple
Thousand Foot Krutch

Powerful and amazing worship songs along with powerful and amazing rock and metal that I love. I feel God more in the above stuff than I ever would in an old hymn.
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Amazing like the names the bands chose?
wmMmw
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Re: Why is contemporary Christian music so lame?
Plastic Christians in over embellished buildings of supposed social benevolence, singing shallow praise music...


While Jesus was out and about with the sinners - the real people who needed Him.
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Yeah, i totally agree with you. If I remember correctly, I remember reading about how Jesus had said something along the lines of "there is "power" in the voice". So if this is true, (which I believe it is, especially when you start getting into the Sulfeggio frequencies); then it stands to reason, that the actual act of singing/playing...is about focusing this innate "power" onto worshiping God. Basically when you think about it, by singing and/or playing an instrument tuned to the Sulfeggio frequencies...one is actually creating a form of "power", and giving it to God.

Another thing which goes along with this, is how the actual musical standard for tuning instruments is no longer based upon Sulfeggion frequencies...although I am not sure exactly what the current standard is based upon. So singing/playing (in the Sulfeggio frequencies), could be considered one of the greatest forms of worship, because of this divine energy exchange. Then if one was to think about it, would not the corrupting/changing of the musical scale, which gave one the ability to create this "power"....could have been actually be done so as to nullify this divine energy exchange?????

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