Why pray to a god who would rather speak through say, a stone? Too bad that God made so many people who are interested in music and so few stones who are.
I have heard people say that reason leads to agnosticism, but I don't think that is necessarily the case. It was the other way around for me - it led to faith. -Appalachian Melody
Life is much more of a compromise than I ever imagined.
I wish sometimes that I just didn't have to think about any of this, and could drone away my life. It would be easier.
Regular life, our humanness, often gets pushed aside. -Fingerprint
But the music business is no more about truth on the outside of the Christian ghetto than it is on the inside.
Maybe those inclined towards the arts are so spiritually retarded to a degree that we must go through the whole process of cathartic expression just to discover how we really feel.
Sometimes it seems Christians confuse their human nature with their sinful nature. The former we were created with, the latter we chose. It does us no good to try and escape our humanness and in so doing think we are escaping our sin. -Fingerprint
A lot of times I wonder what Adam would have written songs about. -Appalachian Melody
After a ten minute prayer, the gist of which was, Oh Lord, just sing through Mark tonight and keep him out of the picture altogether, I considered the prospect of lining up a great number of such concerts, then staying at home and sending a cardboard likeness of myself for God to sing through.
I guess it will always be that way until the Church learns how to take lessons from culture and from history, and stops... putting labels of spiritual and unspiritual on things which God never labeled. -Appalachian Melody
That's what music is about, and those are the types of experiences I value most in looking for the visceral and unidentifiable thing it is that makes music music, and not something else.
Music is a solace for me now. As I age, contrary to common sense, I am more and more drawn into it and apt to spend more of my waking and some of my sleeping hours thinking about it, or just feeling about it. It is my escape.
If every Christian would treat just one other person with real love, I'm sure more would come to faith than do at present, with all our mass harvesting techniques. -Appalachian Melody
Any system of thought which allows no value to human thought will destroy its own efforts. -Fingerprint