My question is it a sin to listen to music with curse words or bad things in the lyrics. I really enjoy some songs like this because they are catchy and/or entertaining. I don’t want to do the things in these songs for example one song I really enjoy says something about killing a person (that is out of context though) but I don’t enjoy it because of that I enjoy it because the person who sings it has a great voice, it is catchy, and it talks about rising up and defeating a bully type person kinda (it is hard to describe) but again I would never kill or hurt anyone on purpose and the song doesn’t make me want to. I don’t consider it ungodly because I like hip hop and half the time they just put the lyrics in to so it can ryme and again I don’t support what they say I just enjoy the music. Also please don’t say does it bring you closer to God because that term is very open I could walk through a park but that doesn’t bring me closer to God. Thnx
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