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The Satanic Influence of Rock and Roll

By: John Seiler

Summary: Rock, especially its "backbeat" rhythm, promotes rebellion, perversion and satanism.

Keywords: Satanic, Satan, Devil, Rock and Roll, Rock Music, Rock 'n Roll, Rock & Roll, Rhythm, Backbeat, Rebellion

Try this. For one week, do all you can to avoid rock music. It's everywhere: radio, TV, movies. So you'll have to make an effort. And don't worry if some fool drives by blasting his ears, and yours, with rock or rap from his car. Just move away.

Instead, listen to classical or traditional music, including church music (but not "Christian rock"). I guarantee that, after that week, you'll feel much better and think better and, especially, your soul will be better.

This long has been known. Plato condemned rhythms "expressive of meanness, or insolence, or fury, or other unworthiness" and contrasted them with "the expression of opposite feelings," which are good. He said, "Musical training is a more potent instrument than any other, because rhythm and harmony find their way into the inward places of the soul, on which they mightily fasten, imparting grace, and making the soul of him who is rightly educated graceful, or of him who is ill-educated ungraceful."

Shakespeare agreed: "The man that hath no music in himself,

Nor is not moved with concord of sweet sounds,

Is fit for treasons, stratagems, and spoils;

The motions of his spirit are dull as night,

And his affections dark as Erebus.

Let no such man be trusted. Mark the music."

"Concord of sweet sounds," of course, is the opposite of the screeching and wailing of rock and roll. But the worst of rock and roll, as Plato surely would have understood, is its rhythm. In good music, the emphasis is on the first "beat," but in rock, it's on the second, or "backbeat." That completely upsets the natural rhythm of the human heart.

No wonder experiments show rock music kills plants. Writing in "The Secret Power of Music," David Tame explained, "An intensive series of studies carried out by Dorothy Retallack of Denver, Colorado, demonstrated the effects of different kinds of music on a variety of household plants. The experiments were controlled under strict scientific conditions, and the plants were kept within large closed cabinets on wheels in which light, temperature and air were automatically regulated. Three hours a day of acid rock, played through a loudspeaker at the side of the cabinet, was found to stunt and damage squash plants, philodendrons and corn in under four weeks. Mrs. Retallack played the music of the two different Denver radio stations to two groups of petunias. The radio stations were KIMN (a rock station) and KLIR (a semi-classical station). The Denver Post reported:

"'The petunias listening to KIMN refused to bloom. Those on KLIR developed six beautiful blooms. By the end of the second week, the KIMN petunias were LEANING AWAY from the radio and showing very erratic growth. The petunia blooms hearing KLIR were all leaning TOWARD THE SOUND. Within a month all plants exposed to rock music DIED.'"

The matter of rhythm is important because 'Christian rock' uses good words, such as hymns to Jesus, but with the horrible rock rhythm. So the rhythm destroys the words' meaning! As Fr. Jean-Paul Regimbal warned of rock concerts, "The erratically stimulating pulsation of the beat adds to its enveloping effect an irritating sound that by its nature provokes a nervous overheated reaction, an uncontrollable tension and frustration, and an irrepressible need for liberation. It must at all costs create a climate of high tension for the listener to immediately experience strong sensations that seek a spontaneous release...

"[T]he amplifiers permit the desired effect when the percussion instruments in full power explode on the senses of the defenseless listener: drums, cymbals, trumpets, strident screams, electronic synthesizers, everything is orchestrated for a final assault on the delirious crowd.

"The intent is to wrap and immerse the audience in a raging ocean sound. This is just the start of hard rock, which drowns the audience in a ritual of sex, perversion and rebellion."

In addition to the deadly rhythms, the satanic content of rock and roll also is clear. If you notice carefully, even some of the most famous rock groups use "satan" and "devil" in the titles and lyrics of their albums and songs; or put satanic pictures on their album covers.

A common motif is what's called "antinomianism" - a satanic belief that there are no laws (nomos in Greek), so you can do whatever you want to.

In "Gods of Wasteland," Michael Matt, editor of The Remnant, detailed the satanic influence of rock and roll. Himself a former fan of rock, one reviewer described how in the book "he establishes the rock connections: with drugs, sex, violence, Communism, and Satanism."

On an Internet bulletin board, one woman wrote of the book, "I recently read this. Now, to get family members to listen. I have six younger children still at home. If Dad listens to rock on the van radio, they come in from the trip yelling, fighting, and yes, even headachy and car sick. As soon as I put on classical, everyone calms. It takes no more than 5 minutes, I kid you not, for the children to calm."

With good classical and religious music available free now from radio stations and the Internet, it's easy to listen to the greatest, holiest music all the time. Just about any classical composition now is free on YouTube: Beethoven, Mozart, Bach and other greats. Try listening to just good music for a week - no rock - and your life will be uplifted from the swamp of satanic rock.

Signature ImageSignature: John Seiler

John Seiler wrote editorials for The Orange County Register for 29 years. He now writes freelance. Email: writejohnseiler(at)gmail(dot)com


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