This is the seventieth installment in The Sounds of Fundamentalism series. This is a series that I would like readers to help me with. If you know of a video clip that shows the crazy, cantankerous, or contradictory side of Evangelical Christianity, please send me an email with the name or link to the video. Please do not leave suggestions in the comment section. Let’s have some fun!
Today’s Sound of Fundamentalism is a music video by contemporary Christian artist Carman.
WTF was I just watching???!!
I remember when I used to listen to that album a lot. Oh my god how the stupid in it hurts so badly today.
But that is how we (me, my family, the church I was going to) all believed back then (my family and the church I went to still believe that way). Drunkenness, Infirmity, greed, jealousy, etc. All of these were “demons” that were afflicting people, and that with pretty much demanding out loud with total sincerity (And at full volume so that even a deaf person couldn’t miss what you said) “In Jesus Name begone” and that demon would go. And if we were wanting to make it better we might say something about binding in chains or sending the demon to hell. Frank Peretti’s book This Present Darkness wasn’t just a story but truth in what the devil was really doing and really up to…
It was all made up in our heads of course. Everything was cast into a “war” motif. We were at war with the spirit of this age, we were at war with demons and principalities. And we had to go out to battle. Of course all that meant was sitting in our rooms talking to ourselves more, or going out and annoying others who went to other churches or didn’t go to church.
Are you sure about that Bruce. (He said, seven years after the original post.
Sure about what? I have no idea what you are talking about. ❤️