Tuesday, March 14, 2006
The Dating Maze
An interesting chapter in "The Dating Maze" by Brent D. Earles
"Fred Astaire used to dazzle people with his fancy footwork, flowing to the words, "the best things happen when you're dancing, "I've got a feeling some teenagers are not going to like what I'm about to say. THE WORST THINGS CAN HAPPEN WHILE YOU"RE DANCING!
Now for the big shocker. I'm not against dancing--between married people. If a husband and wife want to slow dance, in the privacy of their home, that's fine. Some of the old-time ballroom dancing presents a certain romanticism. But we both know that the dancing of today is far from any of this.
Here are my gripes about dancing:
The Music: Almost all dancing by young people is done to upbeat, fast-paced rock music. There is nothing worthwhile about this kind fo music. Many muscicians are using back-masking, a lower level recording played beneath the actual rock song. The listener's subconscious can pick up these often blasphemous messages. Some groups admit this openly and even go so far as to state it on their album covers. The music alone is enouugh to grind today's dancing to a halt
It is sexual: Some of the most lewd actions occur on America's dance floors. This is so obvoius that I wouldn't be able to believe it if somebody disagreed with me. Guys glue their eyes to the gyrating hips of every female dancer that catches their attention. Even in innocince, girls are observed like performers a burlesque stage show. Along with this, the music encourages immorality and you have a disaster looking for a place to happen! Listen to me. It is stupid to think that two healthy, curious people can rub against each other all night without getting excited. Not to mention the raging conflict set off in their thoughts. Dancing breaks down defences. Anbody who does not expect the impure result is blind.
It does not glorify God: You know, even the silliest activites can have some merit. Spiritual lessons can be learned from wholesome dates. Not from dancing. It is not clean fun. It is unspiritual and ungodly. There is nothing about dancing that can help you as a Christian. Nothing about it makes you a better person. Nothing about it helps you get to know other people better.
You might think this is just my opinion but I think we can safely say that is Jesus were here today, He would nopt participate. If you saw your pastor dancing a hot little number with a young girl dressed in tight silver satin pants, you would be ashamed of him. You see it just isn't the kind of thing to do, for people who love the Lord.
I hope we are still friends, because I was not trying to make you mad. I was just sharing the raw facts. I hope you were able to take it."
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