I have a certain love for christian screamo. Its interesting to me. People willing to make idiots of themselves, screaming their throats bloody, for what? usually its because his girl friend left him or he hates the world...yada yada. but when youre actually saying something meaningful, it adds a whole new aspect. to me, singing about God is meaningful, and i think its something worth raising your voice a bit about, into a melodic wailing screech, hah. id rather listen to that, then those, "HOOOOOOLLLYYYYY LOOOOORRRDDD ARRT THOU FATHER IN HEAVEN ABOVE THY GRACIOUS LAMB IN THY HOLINESS...etc" gospely monotone songs that make you want to punch something.
I think those guys with tattoos covering every inch of them and a face full of metal and hair spray and way too tight clothes, singing their screamy screechy car-crash God songs, i dont know, i think they know a lot more about God then most of the people at my church.
They say it with some enthusiasm
and i think thats cool.
4.4.2010 christian screamo -------------------------------------------
Sing it like what
youre saying is true.
Sing it like you believe it
with every pore of you.
Scream it if you want to,
I know a fully dishonest guy who can tell lies like that!
I know that's not what you mean, but it made me think of him. Then it made me think that us people are more complicated than we try to make out. Then it made me think about a pair of religious doorknockers who came to my door last summer. The temperature was about 40 C,
and these two were each at least 75 years old.
They wouldn't have dreamed of wearing tight jeans and screaming, but I was wishing they would, instead of endangering their ancient and wise lives by stumbling around the streets trying to get hyperthermia. But you couldn't fault the fools' sincerity, anyway. I think the moral of this is that if I haven't got the guts to go around screaming, well I ought to do anything else really stupid I can think of to prove my god faith????? Anyway, thank you, this little poem has made me have all of those profound thoughts and I feel the better for it!
You once told me I ought to post more stuff. Well, I think the same of you. Let's both post more stuff? I bet you write more stuff.
Amen to that! I love the message of this. It's really true. Although... Sometimes I think "gospel shock music" is an easier avenue to get recorded under than others now, so sometimes I have to wonder...
I have started counting "Lord Jesus!" interjections in sermons now. For some reason, some tv evangelists think God has A.D.D. or identity issues, I suppose (well, being a Trinity, that IS always possible), and the sermons that go something like,
"We praise you, Lord Jesus, Oh Jesus Lord, and we hope, Lord God, we can receive your blessings, oh Heavenly Father..." Like, if I were God, I'd pick up a GREAT BIG FLYSWATTER or a rolled up magazine and start smashing little buzzes bothering me left & right...
Can God be annoyed? The Bible says so... Noah's floods, etc. That "struck'em down with lightning"... I see now that I am a Godly person, because I am disgusted enough to kill it off with a snap of my fingers as well...
Where Pacifism fits into the picture, is a New Testament thing only it seems.