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Thread #158777   Message #3759326
Posted By: Airymouse
18-Dec-15 - 11:07 AM
Thread Name: Disappearing Carols
Subject: RE: Disappearing Carols
"I am an atheist and I love Christmas carols along with many other 'sacred songs'. Anyone else? Enjoyment of the music does not mean you have to buy into the beliefs attached."
It's a two-edged sword. I would guess that most devout Christians do not buy into the text of the Cherry Tree Carol and only Universalists accept the view expressed from the 2nd verse of Brightest and Best: And then there's the beautiful music of Mozart that accompanies a text about the blood dripping down his pierced sides.