The look on my uncle’s face tonight was priceless. We were sitting at the dinner table and I asked my aunt if she might be interested in going to a concert with me this weekend at a local venue. I explained it was a couple of great Christian bands… and my uncle interjected with something along the lines of “Are you kidding me?!”
It was quite hilarious. He went on to demonstrate his idea of a Christian concert, which apparently was based on something from a South Park episode, which involved rocking out and head banging incoherently, interrupted randomly by words like “God” or “Jesus”. An avid party-goer, his idea of “concert” just does not jive with his idea of Christianity, in any way, shape or form.
This was made even more amusing to me, by the fact that his original look of shock and disbelief was very similar to the look I’ve seen on friends’ faces, Christian friends, when I mention going to a concert and they don’t realize I mean a Christian band. The shock, the horror, “a CONCERT?!, YOU!?”
Music is all about poetry, emotion, expression… most any music has some sort of religious or philosophical undertones… so their surprise, while quite amusing, is also rather perplexing.