First, I'm going to preface this post by saying, clearly and on record, that I don't think people should be listening to Nirvana unless they are specifically using the songs for guitar studies. That's because Kurt Cobain really didn't put any thought into his lyrics and just randomly threw words together. So there's no real value in listening to the songs at all, and if you're studying guitar, go get an instrumental version and skip the trash lyrics.
There is also extensive problems with the lyrics on a spiritual basis. I've only listened to 2 tracks by this artist "Lithium", and one other track that I shouldn't even name here, and that was because they were playing in a restaurant and I looked them up. People go back and forth on Lithium because that song is about a drug used to treat bipolar disorder. In my opinion it doesn't matter because that song says "light my candles in a daze 'cause I found God" in reference to this drug. Clearly God is so much more than that!
At this point, I can say that this band is in violation of Phillipians 4:8-10 for me:
Now, before we get too far down this road, I must point out that this scripture has been misused by legalists to impose their artistic convictions on others. That is a misuse of this verse. glares at Martha Peace
The problem is, what is true, honorable, right, pure, lovely, commendable, and excellent is in the eye of the beholder. I'm a writer, which includes being a poet, which means that I would benefit from listening to a wide variety of music to establish beats and rhythms for my poetry. But the thing is, I want my art to have meaning, which means that I want all of the music that I listen to have meaning and purpose that isn't just a pack of lies. That is the standard. Kurt Cobain's music has no meaning because he just threw words together, therefore I don't listen to Kurt Cobain.
But maybe someone else is bipolar and Kurt Cobain means something to them. It may matter to them that Kurt Cobain wrote that song. I have no idea what Kurt Cobain means by that song, so Lithium fails the test of meaning. It's why I don't listen to many pop artists - their lyrics don't mean anything and/or they are just lying to me. And that's where I draw the line in the sand these days.
Many people tell me this. I tend to think it's because they have been listening to trash pop music (which is depressing and full of lies) when they quit. There is a whole universe of music out there that is not on Top 40.
I tend to like listening to alternative rock and metal, and my life seems to have improved for honoring my own music preferences. So I may ask, @Miss_E3, have you heard of Red? NF? TobyMac? Do you have opinions on these people too? (All of those are Christian artists, by the way.) Maybe you should listen to some Tremonti and Scott Stapp too (the latter is one Christian redemption story that is intense). It might even do you some good to realize that the music world is a little bigger than you thought.
What about Tommee Profitt the Christian producer guy who makes music for movie trailers? Are you going to throw him under the tour bus too? Isn't it better that Profitt and NF are making music for the movies than Avicii? (Wake Me Up made the trailer for the Lego Movie. Clearly the Lego Movie is straight from Satan now. )
And if Tommee is okay, why is Zayde Wolf bad? If Red is okay, why is Kamelot bad?
My point about the parallel between temples to idols and Avicii stands. A temple to an idol will have the idols' name on it, yes?
Do you have any Scripture to back up this argument?
If you refer to the passage of Scripture that @Beckendorf_Direscope quoted earlier, it says that weak believers are the ones going around telling people they can't eat meat sacrificed to idols.
Now, also according to the Scripture, we're not supposed to talk about music that you consider offensive on the forums in deference to your conscience, which is what I just said in the post you responded to with this one. I'm supporting you and backing you up, and even confessed to my my mistake in light of the Scripture. You seem to have completely misunderstood my post.
Don't bite the hand that feeds you.
It already exists, right here: [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=foj3lB7vtDo&ab_channel=NFVEVO]