Thursday, January 20, 2011

A "joyful noise unto the Lord"?

An ear-splitting and headache inducing noise unto the Lord...

When I was growing up in my Baptist church, our children's choir director would implore us to "sing... just sing!" According to her, Psalm 100 proved that God didn't care how good the music or singing was, he just wanted us to sing and "make a joyful noise unto the Lord."

Well, I've gotten a little older and now I'm not so sure she was right on her interpretation of the 100th Psalm. But I've gotta admit: I certainly do think God appreciates right-hearted tenacity. And the guy in the video is nothing if not tenacious. The guy's heart is certainly in the right place, but sacred polyphony this is not. Turn your ear buds down if you want to preserve your hearing.