Fair to Catholics

To be fair to Catholics, there are saints who do go to Heaven for doing something actually good and Godly though I think this also extends to monks and nuns for as long as they actually manage to do it and pulling it off well, that’s fine with God too.

There are some canonised and recognised saints who are in Heaven, perhaps righteously so if they’re made to fulfill something good and great for the church and the world around them. That and being this spiritually close to God as to have it reflected in their works and beliefs.

So to wit, some Catholics (as well as popes, monks, nuns, saints and clergy) do go to Heaven for doing something good and holy to God.

They won’t give up

I think some of the reasons why some Christian marriages fail’s the tendency to force people to change, let alone without their consent, especially over things they like or can’t help (Paul hates cats and dogs with a passion, but you love having them around as to be entertained or comforted) to the point where either you have to be left alone or go find somebody with the same obsessions.

It’s like you don’t want to give up on your interests in cats and dogs, these are the things that make you happy, satisfied or curious that it puts a strain on your marriage to Paul even though there comes a time that God would have to take away your marriage to Paul especially if you do things he hates like having a cat or dog (even if that might be reasonable, Paul will not approve of you having a cat or dog).

But if some people don’t give up their cats and dogs, either God will make you marry somebody else who likes cats and dogs (Paul hates them a lot) or Paul should leave you alone for liking cats and dogs after days of arguing with him a lot.

The problem with Christian relationships

I think if a good number of single Christian women and actually and arguably some married women leaving the church, it has to do with many other things. This is as if you leave the church after being beaten by Paul a lot for liking cats, dogs and nude drawings of men and you crying (he hates all four of them) because the clergy don’t understand you’re hurting from Paul’s abusiveness and cruelty.

Then comes the lack of compatibility between the two where the only real similarities’ only faith: you love cats and dogs, Paul hates cats and dogs and wants you to get rid of them. Unless if there are Christian men who love cats and dogs, Paul’s one of those guys who flat out hate cats and dogs always associating them with evil and witchcraft (cat and dog people will not like that really).

Then comes some churches’ inability to call out bad male behaviour where if Paul’s a persistent animal abuser, drunkard and cheater but where the church won’t stand up for you where it’s only you and God to suffer from Paul’s cruelty and duplicity. Nobody else calls him out for all the bullying he does to you to get you to ‘obey’ him in the cruelest manner (he dumps your cats and dogs away because he doesn’t want them.)

And the constant powerlessness against cruel Christians is really why people leave the church.

Was Ziggy ever a backslider?

I said before that the musician David Bowie did turn to Christianity at some point or another but either his interest wasn’t that sincere or perhaps he’s a backslider in the sense of not worshipping God and doing bad stuff all over again to say it simply. I guess that’s the only thing that’s as bad as his involvement in the occult, if not worse even if not all secular musicians are necessarily into the occult.

I honestly think not all rappers, pop stars, rockers and metallers are necessarily into the occult, some are Christians, some become Christians and some leave Christianity alone. But when it comes to some musicians turning to the occult for fame and fortune or thinking that it’s cool, it’s not a Christian thing when the secular media’s also aware of this that the conclusion would be the same or similar even if not all musicians do this.

Boy Bands

When it comes to the history of the boy band as well as the earliest usage of the word, it could be argued that choirs are practically the underground counterpart to boy bands and girl groups in the sense that they also don’t write their own songs, play instruments and made to coordinate in some ways. The only real difference’s that choirs aren’t that commercial but so are barbershop quartets and buskers.

If choirs and actually opera singers and musical theatre are predecessors to boy bands and ‘prefab’ musicians for reasons I mentioned before, the earliest groups to be called boy bands weren’t prefab at all such as the likes of The Cult and Waterboys of all things. (This would make any band with young males appealing to teens boy bands as originally described.)

It seemed the definition of boy band as we know it today described New Kids on the Block (even if Mac Band and New Edition deserve to be considered as such). Even then, there will always be boy bands that don’t fit stereotypical parametres, especially if they call or form themselves as such (O-Zone, Brockhampton) and even Italy’s Studio 3 often write its own songs.

The earliest use of boy band

The Penguin Book of Twentieth-century Fashion Writing – Page 282books.google.com.ph › books

Judith Watt – 1999 – ‎Snippet view – ‎More editions
I buttonholed the Great Yorkie after the show and told him that I had seen a new trend in the distance. He was forced to concede that a sea … Yes, pop-pickers, the concept album has returned, courtesy of Kate Bush, and moody boy bands like the Waterboys and the Cult are making heavy records with deep lyrics for pimply adolescents with Camus peeping out of the jacket pocket. 5 . The death of fashion.

What was the boy band?

When it comes to defining the boy band, if it’s a band that appeals to teenage girls a lot and has a lot of pop appeal whilst not playing their own instruments and writing songs. However this isn’t the case with choirs where they also don’t play their own instruments and write songs but also don’t have much mass appeal either, as far as I know about those.

Or for another matter, bands who do play their own instruments and write their own songs but are very popular and appealing to girls and/or the masses, weirder still the first use of boy band actually referred to the likes of The Waterboys and The Cult (young male musicians and young fans).

To complicate matters, even the Beatles didn’t always write their own songs (they actually played covers by other bands and musicians) and also appealed to teen girls. If The Cult and Waterboys were called boy bands in the sense of young male musicians appealing to teenagers (whatever their gender) then the likes of Brockhampton would fit.

The members of Brockhampton did deliberately form a boy band just as what O-Zone did before, whilst the Italian Studio 3 was pre-fabricated the members did write their own songs to complicate things further..

The ever-changing goalposts

When it comes to musical authenticity, it does have ever-changing goalposts that it could be hard to define unless if it’s in relation to something perceived to be fake. Something like in classical and orchestral music at some point, it didn’t matter if singers didn’t write their own songs or played instruments but what mattered is if they weren’t castrated, then they are authentic in this context in the sense of being not made to sing in a much higher voice through certain means.

Then again the whole genre of people singing songs written by somebody else isn’t even unique to pop music as you could sense parallels in jazz music, orchestras, musical theatre, choirs and to some extent busking, cover acts and folk music. (Actually if the writers of many choir and folk songs were obscure, those songs would practically take on a memetic quality.)

It seemed the complaints have changed, to the point where in order to be taken seriously by rockists it would be an impossibly high standard to achieve. To wit, Nickelback is a band that does play its own instruments and write its own songs but it’s never taken seriously by rockists but those same people give arguably unqualified people a pass. (Bear in mind, even a study made the same conclusion however with regards to Nickelback’s popularity.)

Even stranger still, choirs are practically manufactured (formed by a certain person, don’t write their own songs and play instruments) but are also not that commercial either. As if the need for musical authenticity is rather vague, especially if any other band or musical genre don’t fit the categories well.