Is it sinful to listen to music if the song’s lyrics don’t have any bad message or meanings , but the singer (or some of the band members, etc) has a very sinful personal life? Of course it’s wrong to listen to music which glorifies sins in its lyrics, such as most mainstream rap bands, some heavy metal/rock bands, and some pop songs nowadays. But what about music with an okay message in it’s lyrics, but the band member’s (or the singer) live sinful lives.
For example, Iron Maiden. Contrary to what some people may believe, the vast majority of their songs do NOT sing about the occult at all, and some of their songs (such as Paschnedale and Age of Innocence) actually sing about historical events and the problems in society, etc. Those sort of lyrics don’t send a bad moral message, in my opinion.
However, their singer Bruce Dickinson is interested in the works of famous occultist Aleister Crowley. But actually none of the other members of Iron Maiden are into Crowley (just their singer).
Knowing this, is it sinful for me to listen to Iron Maiden?
For example, I would never listen to Marilyn Manson’s music (even if I actually enjoyed his music, but I don’t, his singing style sounds horrible), because of the fact that in many of his concerts and quotes, he makes horrible and offensive and blasphemous statements towards God and Christianity.
What about the Beatles? I like some of the Beatles songs (some of their songs are very catchy and nice sounding), but in their personal lives, they did a lot of drugs and they influenced the youth into that lifestyle. Some of their songs sounded nice, but they were very sinful people. (While Paul Mccartney admitted in interviews that he realized his drug use was wrong and he made mistakes when he was younger, I don’t think John Lennon or any of the other Beatles regretted their drug use). So is it sinful or morally wrong for me to listen to the Beatles, or not?
This thread is about whether or not it’s sinful to listen to music if the band members/singers have sinful personal lives.