June 09, 2005
To hell with music!
After thinking over that last post, the manifest unfairness of singling out books for the carnage they've wrought began to get to me. After all, even if we grant for the sake of argument that books are dangerous, as I explained, the danger is limited by the number of people who can a) read, and b) understand what they read.
Yet most of us can hear. So it would follow logically that things which can be heard are infinitely more dangerous than things which have to be printed and then read.
Anyway, the more I thought it over, the more I realized how unfair it was to single out books as the greatest threat.
So I hereby propose the "Classical Values Ten Most Harmful Musical Compositions of the 19th and 20th Centuries."
I did some research (as you can see in the links), but I solicit reader input, because this is a very serious matter.
As the saying goes, if we can save just one life.....
My tentative votes, so far:
1. Rites of Spring (Stravinksy)
The list could go on and on, and while I have tried to be non-partisan, my cultural bias may be showing. (Surely a lot of people would want to include The Star Spangled Banner?) A few runners up:
What might I have I left out?
The case with music and unlawful singing is the same. It has been decisively prohibited in Shariah, as the evidences mentioned further along will show. Yet there are individuals that are not ready to believe that it is Haram.I'm in over my head! I surely can't be expected to compile a list of the most haram-ful music, can I?
A task like that would be too large. I should try to think in terms of reasonable goals.
posted by Eric on 06.09.05 at 08:40 AM
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