Originally posted by LazarusTsiyr
"Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it." - Proverbs 22:6
If that's how you feel, then why are you worried? As the saying goes: God have mercy on the man who doubts what he's sure of. Parents do the best
they can raising their children. The key is giving them a solid foundation to cushion the blows that reality gives us. We all fall sometimes. We all
make mistakes. If you don't have something solid as your backbone, this world will eat you alive.
This site is all about denying ignorance so might I suggest you do some homework before posting things like " The devil is taking over"?
Take any of the big music companies. Pick one. Columbia for instance. Most music companies are subsidiaries, branch-offs, of a larger corporation. The
media business especially likes to operate this way. One corporation will have many arms, companies, so their portfolio is more diversified to be more
attractive to investors. When rock-n-roll music started hitting it big corporations saw the opportunity and would buy out companies, or even
companies, like Columbia to have yet another arm to make money with. In the case of rock-n-roll music, that arm represented what could be
best described as a tax write off. In England they called it an entertainment tax. As long as that tax write off made enough money to cover it's own
operating costs, it was all good. Not much has changed through the decades since except the amount of money being bandied about. It's all grown a
You need to keep this in mind when talking about "selling your soul to the devil" in order to make money. It's important because if you have a
business and you want to make money from it, you market it. If that means putting people out there in the spotlight telling their consumers that they
sold their soul to the devil, then so be it. It obviously works because it's been a ploy in this industry for a long time now. Kind of a strange way
to make your investors happy, but so be it. It started with Robert Johnson, then Jimmy Page, then Mick Jagger, Bon Scott, Eddie Van
Halen..........People like Page, Van Halen and Hendrix all had one thing in common. They worked their ass off to get to where they wanted. To the top.
Really, it's not something you want to take too seriously. Jimi Hendrix admittedly spent more time with his guitar then any one woman. He slept with
it. He'd fiddle with chords while his bacon was frying. Eddie was the same way. What these men admitted to doing was something tangible. You could
prove it. Can you prove people sell their souls to the devil? Of course not. You're running under the assumption that there is both a product to sell
(your soul) and a buyer for the product (The devil).
Assume for the sake of argument that they did, actually, sell their souls. That's their problem now isn't it?.You'd have to be pretty weak to
believe that you're going to lose your soul by listening to someone who supposedly sold theirs in order to make the kind of music they did. Re-read
my first paragraph.You can do a lot of things by proxy......but that? Sure, you can influence people by music. That can definitely be done. But look
at what the influencing is right now. In the case of one song that someone posted here, the message is dangerous sex through occultism. That only
flies with people who never dabbled in the occult before or have had dangerous sex. It's new territory for them and they want to explore it. Been
there done that. But then people grow up and out of those phases. When they do, they no longer have the disposable incomes that teenagers have, which
is the exact demographic these video's are tailored to and the exact same people who will grow up and out of that phase.
This sort of thing in rock is 60 years old now. Remember "Sympathy For The Devil"? "Under My Thumb"? ZOSO? It only shocks the people who don't
know any better. Where are the good old days when you dealt with the pressures of the rock lifestyle by good old fashioned drugs? Now you have people
with multiple personalities to deal with it? Say what you want about Kieth Richards and his drug use, the man made it all work in his favor for 50
years now. Now THAT'S marketing an image for long term effects. Nicki Minaj will have been forgotten about in 5. Her other personalities in 6.
If the devil is still using rock to sway the masses, he needs to get a day job.
Back to work.