[quote="lizaanne, post:9, topic:211590"]
Since when does an artist not do this? :ehh:
Thank you for your reply.
An artist should know not to put his personal experience as testimony when said experience has the potential to offend. I am offended by this singer's stance and I will defend my right to say so.
So when "true Catholics" pray, they don't talk about how bad they've been? They just use sterile and "holy" perfect words? I don't think so.
When Catholics pray, it is a private act of praise and contrition. They do not get up on a stage in front of thousands.
Well - that's not what this is. It is a song about a man's suffering and sinfulness, and longing to be with his Holy Mother.
Why did he include these offensive words? Mother Mary is without sin. He ought to know that.
Since when!!?? I tell God all the time how I've screwed up, how horribly I've acted, and how I feel badly about it. Do you honestly believe that God, and His Mother, don't already know this? Surely it's no surprise to them!
Again, this is done in the privacy of the soul's speech.
Because artists often use titles that describe the content of their work. :doh2:
Then this singer has utterly mistitled his song.
I don't see how a man artistically expressing his anguish over sin, and a longing to be in heaven, can be considered "disrespectful gunk". Just because YOU don't like the music or lyrics or artist does not make it "disrespectful gunk". It only makes it not to your liking. What is disrespectful is telling other people they are BEING disrespectful for liking this sort of thing.
This has nothing to do with my likes or dislikes viz musical expression.
It's interesting, but would you put the same question to Mr. Clapton? What gives him the right to disrespect my Faith in this way? And, with all due respect, if you cannot see that this song is disrespectful then nothing I say will convince you. You will have to find that out for yourself.
Oh hardly. :rolleyes: I'm not a huge Clapton fan, and personally I'm not even crazy about the song. But I feel very strongly that you don't just go around labeling someone else's artistic expression of their faith, that is CLEARLY not disrespectful "gunk" and "populist bilge". That is just downright insulting. And whether or not I happen to like the thing, I will always stand up for what is right. And being nasty is NEVER right. :mad:
It is NOT insulting. It is stating it like it is. Far from being an "artistic expression of their faith", this is a muddled piece of disrespectful tripe.
If it is true for him, then he hasn't a bog's notion of what Faith is. Indeed, the fact that he titled the song the way he did amply demonstrates this. This is a musical version of moral relativism.
I am not "nasty". I am offended. This song is the quintessence of nastiness; it mocks Our Lady and pretends to be "an... expression of faith"!!!?