I’m a Christian, sort of Methodist to be more exact, though I have my own form of religious beliefs.
I cannot stand gospel music or similar singing. It just annoys me all over the place – worse than real old time country and western songs.
I don’t like the harmonious ‘chanting’ some churches use.
I really dislike the way many white and black preachers or ministers have this ‘singsong’ way of preaching. Especially in the South. I found out that many of these guys and gals are actually taught how to do this in whatever seminary school they go to.
'Annnnd yoou be DAMNED - ah- if you -ah - don’t LIVE a RIGHTIOUS life!"
Or the more common: “Yew (high note) will be damned (low note) for nawt following the (high note) scriptures as (low note) you should.”
I’m not real happy with chanting of any form, but probably because I really dislike people trying to force me to conform and also, I have a problem with magnificent, hideously expensive churches, positioned on acres of land, festooned inside with various riches, while people suffer in abject poverty and die from the inability to purchase medical treatments. A good church, in my opinion, would sell off most of it’s riches to help those in dire need.
As you might guess, I disapprove of the opulent Vatican and the Great churches of people like Oral Roberts and preachers of his ilk.
I kind of liked the old Priest portrayed in that old John Wayne movie, where he lived on a Hawaiian Island and his adopted daughter was actually the princess and his never seen real daughter, a business executive, was dropping in to visit. They kept donating money to the Priest to get the badly leaking roof of his chapel fixed, and he kept giving it away to the poor instead.
Besides, I figure we need new, lively religious songs. I’ve been exposed to some of the new ‘rock religious’ groups and find the ‘holier than you’ look on the lead singers faces annoying.
I get annoyed at a lot of things.
Just ignore me.