I almost posted this in the music ministry section, but decided that it wasn't about the music ministry, but was just a discussion. The claim by some is that music is amoral, that is that music by itself is neither good or bad, and that it is the lyrics that make music good or bad. Well, I discovered something this week, and looked it up, and am wondering what people's thoughts are in this new light. Basically, what I discovered is called iDose. It is a binaurel beat. A simplified explanation is that it is music that is played in sterio, and the music in one ear is different than the music in the other. The brain interperets the music as a third wave. This leads the brain to do different things, from relaxation all the way to "tripping out" as if you were on LSD. Here are a couple websites to check out: http://www.i-dose.us/ http://www.i-doser.com/ It has long been held that music can be a mind altering drug. If you don't believe that statement, just ask any teenager who is hooked on big bass beats. If they try to stop, they just can't. It's like any other addiction. Also, there's a reason they don't play marching music at day spas, but that restaurants use fast paced music during rush periods. http://www.acrwebsite.org/volumes/display.asp?id=11116 http://articles.cnn.com/2010-04-30/...ws-restaurant-critic-frank-bruni?_s=PM:LIVING Ever heard a melody, and without any lyrics, thought, "That is a sad song"? Or, "That is a powerful song"? How about in the old days during silent movies how the piano player would play music, and you'd know if the person was the villain, or the hero by what he played? Also, when the woman was in danger, the music led up to the tension. In modern day movies, the music adds to the tension or action in a movie. Music can get your adrenaline going without you even moving so that you are more in to the movie. It can also make you feel more in touch with the characters during a dramatic scene. If music can alter your behavior, make you relaxed, make you angry, and even give you lucid dreams and out of body experiences, then it is only logical that music is not amoral. I am not trying to tell anyone what music to listen to. Where to draw the line is part of Christian Liberty. But, to deny that music has a morality, or to say that no music is ungodly, to me is a ludicrous thought given what it can do.