Am I listening to the wrong kind of music?

First of all, I am a christian. Thats not what bothers me tho. I like to listen to bands like slipknot, rob zombie, nd heavy stuff like that. I also listen to rap nd hip hop. But when I listen to those bands, my mom says they are "devil worshiping" bands. Is me listening to them make me a devil worshiper? My mom gets mad at me when I go from bands like flyleaf to slipknot bkuz they have different views of their music. I have always liked that kind of music, but should I stop listening to it? Or am I ok?
Sammy_xoxo
Asked Dec 08, 2010
listen to wat u wanna!! and thanks for the help on my question. sammy we need to hang out again :) I miss ya and cant wait til I see u again!
CookiesNCream
Answered Dec 08, 2010
"You are what you eat," not what you listen to. :-)
Rob
Answered Dec 08, 2010
Edited Dec 08, 2010
I eat everything. What does this mean about me?
Nah you aren't. There isn't anything wrong with listening to music like that. I listen music like that, and have seen both slipknot and Rob Zombie. Some people like heavier music, and you just happen to be one of them. :)
night_angel
Answered Dec 08, 2010
Thanks to both of u. ^^
sure no listen to any music you love that don't make you evil .i love rock music like you bands like slipknot or drowing pool.....
and that didn't makes me devil
bouchra
Answered May 09, 2011
Thanx :)
You keep listening to them! Slipknot is my favorite band. They made me who I am today and tought me, if I have negative thouhgts or negative ideas, take them out the right way. Like music for example. Slipknot, alao taught me to be honest. Even if the truth hurts and it mean, cold and just wrong. Well its the truth. Suck it up and move on. I know so much about Slipknot. Like..alot. I have done alot of research. And they are not at all a devil worship band. Some, may think that, but its not true. I know some say "they have a pentagram and a song called Heritic Anthem and say 666!" well. First off. Its not a pentagram. Its a nonogram. The drummer of the band (Joey) made it up. It has nine points. Each point stands for one member of the band. keep listening to both bands!!! Stay (sic)!!
Maggot4life
Answered May 15, 2011
Wow u know so much about them :) I love Slipknot too, and thanks :D
Don't let your mom tell you what you can't listen to. Music is music it has nothing to do with god.
MusicManiac35
Answered Jun 21, 2014
Sometimes we may not understand our parents but their advice is for a certain reason. There are benefits to listening to music and also pitfalls. This is an article that I'm sure you will find interesting. It was found on www.jw.org. There is an entire section for teenagers. If you find this interesting you can visit that site and go to Bible teachings and then select teenagers. It has a variety of subjects that teenagers deal with. I hope you find this helpful.

The benefits
Listening to music can be compared to eating food. In both cases, the right type in the right amount can be good for you. Consider:

Music can improve your mood.
“If I’m having a bad day, I can put on my favorite music and get almost immediate relief.”—Mark.
Music can take you back in time.
“Often, a particular song will remind me of a fond memory, so I’m happy every time I hear it.”—Sheila.
Music can create a powerful bond of unity.
“I was at an international convention of Jehovah’s Witnesses, and as all the visitors sang the final song, I was moved to tears. We spoke different languages, but the music united us.”—Tammy.
Music can help you cultivate valuable qualities.
“Learning to play a musical instrument helps you develop discipline and patience. It’s not something you can master quickly. The only way to get better at it is through practice.”—Anna.
Did you know? The largest book of the Bible—Psalms—is made up of 150 songs.

The pitfalls
Some music, like tainted food, can be poisonous. Consider why.

Many songs contain sexually explicit lyrics.
“It seems as if all the popular songs are just about sex. They don’t even try to cover it up anymore.”—Hannah.
The Bible says: “Let sexual immorality and every sort of uncleanness or greediness not even be mentioned among you.” (Ephesians 5:3) Ask yourself, ‘Does my music hinder me from following that admonition?’

Some music can immerse you in sadness.
“Sometimes I lie awake at night listening to music that makes me think about things that depress and overwhelm me. Sad music can bring dark thoughts into my mind.”—Tammy.
The Bible says: “Above all the things that you guard, safeguard your heart.” (Proverbs 4:23) Ask yourself, ‘Does my music make me focus on negative thoughts?’

Some music can incite you to anger.
“Angry, self-loathing, hateful music is a subtle danger to me. I noticed a marked difference in my mood after I would listen to that kind of music. My family noticed it too.”—John.
The Bible says: “Put them all away from you: wrath, anger, badness, abusive speech, and obscene talk out of your mouth.” (Colossians 3:8) Ask yourself, ‘Does my music make me aggressive, perhaps even calloused to others’ feelings?’

The bottom line? Be selective. That’s what a teenager named Julie tries to do. “I’m constantly going through my music and deleting anything that I realize is inappropriate,” she says. “It’s not always easy, but I know it’s the right thing to do.”

A young woman named Tara is learning something similar. She says: “At times a song with a great beat will come on the radio, but then I’ll hear the lyrics and realize that I should change the station. Doing that is like tearing myself away from an amazing cinnamon roll after just one bite! But if I have the strength to reject a song about sex, I’ll more likely have the strength to reject the act of sex before marriage. I don’t want to underestimate the effect that my music can have on me.”
here2help
Answered Jul 23, 2016

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