Rock music is the devil's music

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Coenie777 (January 11, 2010, 22:38:57 PM):
I would appreciate some input as to what the sceptically-minded's view is, regarding the influence of rock and metal music on children and adolescents. Since we abolished the idiotic idea of a devil and demons, it appears that there is no case to be made for rock music other than it may be good entertainment.

Or is there still some psychiatrist somewhere trying to proof that listening to rock music will damage you in some way?
Peter Grant (January 12, 2010, 09:43:04 AM):
Head banging probably isn't very good for you, but I'm in favour of sex and drugs. ;D
bluegray (January 12, 2010, 10:44:23 AM):
Alanis Morissette makes rock music. Didn't make me want to kill. Now the Rap music, can't say the same for the Rap music...

Seriously. Music doesn't kill people, people kill people.
BoogieMonster (January 12, 2010, 11:05:26 AM):
I'm one of the people who grew up with Nirvana, Marilyn Manson, Korn, Metallica, etc. I was of course told many times it's the devil's music, playing it backwards revealed messages to kill yourself, and generally playing it was BAD for you because it was BAD for plants. (These same people, ironically, would contest they are in no way similar to an ape, but then make the leap to state that what affects a plant badly, will affect a human badly, oh well...)

I also grew up with the other scourge that was going to turn me into a mass-murdering satan-worshipping school shooter-upper: Violent computer games. And lets not forget all those violent horror and action movies I wasn't supposed to watch as a kid.

Add the internet, where I could see what I wanted, when I wanted, while still under age..... I even had a copy of the anarchists cookbook by the time I was 13.

Man, if any of this was true I was in the perfect storm to become the worst violently crazed delinquent rapist the world has ever seen....

Strangely, I grew up a fairly balanced, peaceful, happy person. I don't worship satan, I don't kill goats, I haven't shot myself, I don't go killing shooting people at schools, I don't rape anyone and I even have a degree or two, and I'm a well paid contributing member of society. THUS, based on personal experience, I call absolute, utter bullshit on ALL of the above. If you ask me, my upbringing in my early years had a MUCH bigger effect on my disposition than any of these stimuli, which I think were actually good for me. Hard music and violent games taught me to deal emotionally with anger and fear, they no longer have much of an effect on me.
Tweefo (January 12, 2010, 11:38:51 AM):
Boogiemonster said it better than I could but I am also with Bluegray regarding the (c)rap.

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