Lately I’ve been cleaning out my CD collection of music that I’ve accumulated over the years. I’ve always interpreted the music as just entertainment and never took any of it seriously or literally, however, most of those discs displayed artwork and contained topics and lyrics that were direct contradictions to my faith, so I couldn’t comfortably listen to those albums anymore and decided to get rid of them.
I’m still in the process and I’m still sifting album after album, trying to decide if it can stay or if it needs to go, which brings me here to ask for your opinions on the matter.
Albums that contain blatant blasphemy, mockery, occult symbolism, versus and names are immediately being thrown out, but what about bands that sing more about mythological content or non-Christian content?
For example, albums by artists with names such as Pentagram, Pagan Altar, Blood Ceremony, who may give a nod to Pan here and there and sing more about psychedlic experiences. The music is good and they don’t really sing songs about praising the devil nor do they attack the faith I believe in. Should I just give them up or is it okay to appreciate the musical art of our imperfect brothers and sisters?
Thank you in advance.