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Music That Saves and Music That Harms. By Maestro Aurelio Porfiri

Everyone who listens to music must be aware of the dangers and harm that may come through music.

The Greeks, the Chinese, the ancient peoples understood that some melodies heal and do good while others lead us to perdition. For this reason, in imperial China there was even a state ministry of music.

Yet we allow in our churches the languages of the world to replace the sacred harmonies. We allow, in our homes, songs which are inspired by the most unbridled individualism. Our young people are encouraged to model themselves on music expressing sexual ambiguities.

The writer Enrica Perrucchietti, in her Le origini occulte della musica (Volume I) writes:

"More than any other medium, music can be a secret weapon that has the power to unconsciously influence our minds, bodies, and thoughts, and to secretly and subliminally subdue our personality. This is because we are daily immersed in the sound that pours out of ipods, televisions, radios, concerts - not to mention the noise pollution to which we are unconsciously subjected every day".

The philosopher Corrado Gnerre, in his La rivoluzione nell'uomo, talking about the artistic revolution writes:

“We need only think of musical expressions and the cinema, which have become important vehicles of moral perversion. Acting and above thinking has undergone changes due to the new means of communication that have become sounding boards of the cultural revolution".

The philosopher Roger Scruton in his Being Conservative said:

"Unruliness and immorality which previously amounted to aesthetic flaws, have become trademarks of success, while the pursuit of beauty is seen as a regression from the true task of artistic creation, which is to challenge orthodoxy and emancipate oneself from the constraints of custom."

In short, there is no doubt that music is not neutral but requires vigilance. Scholar Daniele Schön in his Il cervello musicale observes:

"If for tens of thousands of years mothers have been singing to their infants to calm (and soothe) them, music may therefore have acquired a crucial role in regulating emotions and maintaining homeostasis".

The great agencies of knowledge transmission, the family, society, the Church, should ask themselves about the use of music within them. Do they promote music that saves or music that harms? Our destiny also depends on the answer to this question.
Chat Chartreux
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This is intentional. Stonecutters are laughing their heads off.
Chat Chartreux
Imagine doing that at the foot of the Cross. This is a literal disgrace.
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가입을 원합니다
American priest Raymond F. Sullivan (1927~2015), Maryknoll, translated this song in English.
인생은 미완성 Life is incomplete youtube.com/watch?v=ZH31AH75huI (3:50)
like deers = help each other
SonoftheChurch
Sadly, the author is unerringly correct. The vast majority of secular music - and a good portion of the so called sacred - is satanic at its core and spawned from the deepest abyss of hell itself. Filled with all manner of filth and vile, vulgar concepts of sex and sexuality as the world perceives it, secular music today is nothing more than a diabolical celebration and affirmation of abject …More
Sadly, the author is unerringly correct. The vast majority of secular music - and a good portion of the so called sacred - is satanic at its core and spawned from the deepest abyss of hell itself. Filled with all manner of filth and vile, vulgar concepts of sex and sexuality as the world perceives it, secular music today is nothing more than a diabolical celebration and affirmation of abject hedonism and rebellion against the natural order of God.

Practically every genre of secular music is thus tainted: Rock, Jazz, Country, R&B, Hip-Hop, even Folk music is not innocent anymore. Only the Classical and Patriotic genres remain fairly neutral in their construct, but even some of that can contain unwholesome aspects, with godlessness written into it from its very origins. And to our utter shame, much of that which goes by the caption “sacred” fails to truly exalt, honor and praise our Lord Jesus Christ and extoll His great majesty. It’s usually all about the composer or the one performing the rendition, not about Christ and His unfathomable glory.

Music was created by God and gifted to His creatures for His holy worship only, as a tool for His joy and pleasure alone; which, when offered as He intended, will also bring us joy and rejoicing as we are ushered into His sublime and august Presence and experience the sanctity of His holiness. That is what music - ALL MUSIC - should do…bring us closer to God.
chris griffin
I agree completely that evil music is rampant but I try to bring good out of evil. “I Will Follow Him” by Little Peggy March is a promise to love and follow God. “I Walk the Line” by Johnny Cash is a dedication to carefully observe God’s laws. There are a few others. Please excuse me if I am off topic.