I grew up with the Beatles and Elvis. I was a fan of both, but I also enjoyed many styles. For the most part, I didn’t consider one form of music good and another evil, although there were times when my religion would judge some forms of music as being “of the devil.” It’s odd how religions can take something that seems as if it should be neutral and give it a judgment value. We had religious music, and we had worldly music. Why couldn’t we just have music and leave the labels off?
I’m not a fan of some styles of music. My children love music I don’t find enjoyable. When I was young it was the same way with my parents. They didn’t enjoy my style of music. That doesn’t make one good or bad — just different. As I change on my spiritual journey, I also discover my taste in music changes. I prefer quieter music such as piano solos with simple tunes as opposed to a multitude of scales and chords. Once again, that doesn’t mean my tastes are the right ones and someone else’s tastes are wrong. Differing tastes simply add to the symphony of the Universe. The same could be said of religions. Tastes change with time. What I enjoyed when I was younger has been replaced with different tastes. And, that’s okay.
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