Thursday, April 10, 2008

American Idol Shout to the Lord Thoughts

So I don't watch American Idol and never have. It is not my kind of programming in anyway. However since I know something obviously happened last night that had 1/2 Christendom excited and 1/2 offended, I decided to Google it to try and figure out what it was.

The second result had the contestants singing "Shout to the Lord" while images of humanitarian projects flashed behind them. Ok, so now I knew!

The real fun however was the comments. Although they much like most the blog world were a mix of praise and disgust this one really stood as the bottom line in Self-Righteous Stupidity

Apr 10, 2008 at 5:58 am

have been a big Idol fan, but now, I think I will boycott the show. If I don’t, what kind of example am I setting for my children? Its not lukewarm, it is wolves in sheeps clothing trying to dilute, devalue,re-direct focus, blasphemy……….

Now make sure it's not lost on you. This woman is offended that "Gasp!" A show with the word IDOL in it's title might not be a great viewing for teaching her children to build a life focused on God.

GET A GRIP!!!! Nothing changed last night! It was the same show last night as EVERY episode before it. The title explains the intents and purposes of the show. I am not moralizing here, whether Christian's should or should not watch a show titled "American Idol" I am just stating that this looks nothing like a sheep at all. The wolf has had his fanged grip into the flesh of this kingdom from the very beginning. The KINGDOM OF GOD is at war with every power, authority, and idol of this world! For goodness sake, please do not claim some naivety over the spiritual allegiances of the producers of this show.

Please understand, and I need to stand convicted as well, I watch programming myself that is contrary to the Kingdom. I DO NOT HOWEVER stand in outrage when the citizen's of this kingdom promote things that grow this kingdom! This is their CITIZENRY!!!! So let's stop trying to babysit the TV standards of the enemy's kingdom.

Now back to our regular programming!

UPDATE: Please understand that I am not denouncing the show, or anyone who watches it. I am denouncing the bizarre reaction from the blogging world. The show is called American IDOL!!!

1 comment:

Elysa said...

I'm glad I'm not the only one who noticed the strangeness concerning the juxtaposition of a show named American IDOL and that song. Only in America.....