|More mementoes from the "Religion of Peace"|
I am a free market capitalist. I don't believe in censoring literature and music except in extreme cases such as public defilement of religious icons for the sake of sensationalism. Other than that, I think the consumer should be free to enhance or destroy his life as he chooses. If you want to fill you head with mushy erotic novels instead of history and philosophy and religion, you have the free will that allows you to do that and a government that makes it possible. If you want to listen to discordant filth set in motion with vulgar costumes and dancing, that too is your choice.
I would say, it is a morally bad choice, but when society bans certain things it often makes them that much more desirable. We should all, and especially as parents, investigate to the extent possible what we and our children are watching and listening to however and stay away from that we can easily identify as sinful.
When I began to hear the stories coming out of England about how many children were at this concert, innocent, precious little kids, just out for an evening of fun with parent chaperones in many cases, some being as young as eight years old, I began to wonder "who is this pop artist?" and "what is it about her style of music young people find so attractive?" Ariana Grande is 24 years old and has been singing and acting since she herself was eight years old.
I won't put any links to the words to her songs on this blog nor will I link to any clips of her music videos here because they are so filthy and disgusting they don't belong here, but you can easily find them with a quick search. Her voice is very beautiful, I must say. She is easy to listen to compared to other stars today, but it makes me want to puke to think little kids idolize her and their parents are on board with letting them listen to what she says in her nasty songs.
If you know someone with small children, warn them to explore this singer's material discretely and then insist they save their kids from its vulgar sinful content. In his book, Seven Words of Jesus and Mary, Venerable Fulton Sheen says, "Train your children and yourself, then, in the true wisdom which is the knowledge of God, and in the ignorance of the things that are evil. The unknown is the undesired; to be ignorant of wickedness is not to desire it. There are no joys like innocence." And this also, "People living in dirt hardly ever realize how dirty dirt is. Those who live in sin hardly understand the horror of sin. the one particular and terrifying thing about sin is, the more experience you have with it, the less you know about it."