Wednesday, December 21, 2005
Where does anger fit?
Again, listening to Toad the Wet Sprocket and this there's this older song of theirs called "Hold Her Down," and when it came out it was pretty controversial because of the content. Basically, I it's about a girl who's been abused (emotionally? physically? sexually?) by men and now the singer, who is her friend is pissed because of what this man has done. "I wanna die from all the hell that you've been through." What is righteous anger? I know that in my Christian life, I've been taught to be a nice guy, and yet as I've listened to this song for years, it's always struck a chord with me (no pun inteneded), because it feels so right to be angry. As a Christian shouldn't I be out-of-my-head-pissed about injustice? Shouldn't it keep me awake at night that poor people are taken advantage of, women and children abused? And yet at night, I'm just concerned with how fast I can fall asleep deep under my Eddie Bauer down comforter.
Posted by charlesdean2 at 10:49 AM