Music in this generation is very bombastic. They have almost no meaning or are mainly about three things: sex, drugs, and weed. Whatever happened to the songs that actually had meaning? What happened to being able to connect with a song because you can relate to it? Yeah sure, some people can relate to the music from this generation but it is all very circumlocutory. For example, rap. Rap can be considered as a voluble3 genre. I must admit, however, that some rap music is verbose and gets their message across quite eloquently. Although, the majority of rap has to do with sex, drugs, or weed. Personally, in my opinion, rap is a coloquial genre. Some rappers tend to ramblingly7 rap about subjects that have no meaning or are not important. I see no point in this.Order now
What has the music industry gotten to? Where is it headed? Rock ‘n’ roll, however, is not a digressive8 genre. People think that rock ‘n’ roll artists prattle9 too much in their songs. Yes, some songs are quite long but that doesn’t mean it’s meaningless or uninteresting. Now, I might be a garrulous10 person when it comes to rock ‘n’ roll but I am entitled to my opinion as every other human being on this planet. Some may consider this as a rant11 but I am just stating my opinion and beliefs. One of my personal favourite songs is “God Is Dead?” by Black Sabbath.
My mum always wonders why I don’t like songs that are loquacious12. She strongly dislikes this song and she does not like me listening to it. I, on the other hand, do not like her listening to her music but I’m not going to stop her from listening to it just because I dislike it. Anyways, “God Is Dead?” is a meaningful song. People think that it’s meant to offend Christianity but it’s really not. If people weren’t so ignorant and actually did research on the song, they might actually like it.
Ozzy Osbourne came up with the idea for the song. He was in someone’s office and happened to come across a magazine that had the words “God Is Dead” sprawled on it. Those three words caused him to ponder on how many things are caused by religion. He thought of how 9/11 was caused by religion. Many people die because of religion. As Ozzy Osbourne said, “You would think by now their God would stop people dying in the name of. So I just thought, people must think there ain’t a God, God is dead.” I completely agree with this statement. You’d think that people’s God would prevent all the malice in this world. You’d think that He would stop people from dying because of their religion. If such a God existed, why do we inhabit such a dark world?
This song grandiloquently13 diffuses14 its message in such a way that causes controversy when in reality, it’s supposed to make you think and wonder, is there a God? If so, why is there so much malice in the world? Why do people do terrible things in the name of religion? You start to question yourself when you see something horrible like people killing each other with bombs, or blowing up places. You start to think, “Is there a God? Does He exist?” You look at the world around you and you wonder, “Is God really dead?” There is a part in the song that goes:
“Do you believe a word?
What the Good Book said?
Or is it just a holy fairy-tale
And God is dead?
God is dead
. . .
I don’t believe that God is dead.”
At first, he answers his questions by repeating the words “God is dead” but in the end of the song, he finishes with, “I don’t believe that God is dead.” It also raises the question of evil. How can this world, according to Christians, can be so evil if it was created by an all-loving God? If people are killing other people, how can there be a God? If there are priests molesting young kids, how can there be a God?
Rhetorically15, this song is not a means to offend anyone’s religion or God. It’s simply a means to make you think. Some people think its offensive because the title says “God Is Dead?” The title has a question mark, making it a question, not a statement. Most people just look at the title and think it’s trying to offend them, but maybe they should actually listen to the song and realize that it’s not actually trying to.
Personally, I do not believe there is a God. I’ve been through so many terrible things, more than most people, and I find it hard to believe that God would let a person deal with so much pain. That He would let so many dreadful things happen to one person in just sixteen years. There’s only so much pain I can handle, that anyone can handle. Now, the question you need to ask yourself is: do you believe that God is dead?