I don't disagree with it. I just don't get Satanism from little Sr. Cristina's performance. It strikes me more as ardent love. Enthusiasm. Legitimate desire. Nothing lewd, rude or crude with that (though the tattooed guy looked smitten --- but in a good way, I think.)
Recall that allegedly offensive music --- and dancing! --- caused Saul's daughter Michal, to reject her husband David: thus she did not become foremother of the Messiah. David was not always in the right about everything, of course. Far from it. But there's no indication he was at fault in this instance.
Remember, too, that to cheer up her nuns, St. Teresa of Avila --- Doctor of the Church --- handed out tambourines, and danced with castanets.
That’s an interesting quote, dsc. Where’s it from?
Fr. John Hardons Modern Catholic Dictionary, posted on the word of the day list.
Nothing lewd, rude or crude with that
Her body language was lewd, intentionally or not. Whether she intended it or not, that kind of music is intended toand doesraise base feelings.
I did not say that I deplored all kinds of music and dance. I said I deplore that kind of music and dance.
Recall that allegedly offensive musicand dancing!caused Saul’s daughter Michal, to reject her husband David But there’s no indication he was at fault in this instance.
6:17. And they brought the ark of the Lord, and set it in its place in the midst of the tabernacle, which David had pitched for it: and David offered holocausts, and peace offerings before the Lord.
6:18. And when he had made an end of offering holocausts and peace offerings, he blessed the people in the name of the Lord of hosts.
6:19. And he distributed to all the multitude of Israel, both men and women, to every one, a cake of bread, and a piece of roasted beef, and fine flour fried with oil: and all the people departed every one to his own house.
6:20. And David returned to bless his own house: and Michol the daughter of Saul coming out to meet David, said: How glorious was the king of Israel to day, uncovering himself before the handmaids of his servants, and was naked, as if one of the buffoons should be naked.
6:21. And David said to Michol: Before the Lord, who chose me rather than thy father, and than all his house, and commanded me to be ruler over the people of the Lord in Israel,
6:22. I will both play and make myself meaner than I have done: and I will be little in my own eyes: and with the handmaids of whom thou speakest, I shall appear more glorious.
6:23. Therefore Michol the daughter of Saul had no child to the day of her death.
It sounds to me like he was naked in front of the hot chicks.
The sisters used to tell my mother and her classmates, A girl who will chew gum will smoke, and a girl who will smoke will swear, and a girl who will swear will drink, and we all know what a girl who will drink will do.
Be that as it may, I think we all know what a king who will get naked in front of the hot chicks will do.
Good on Michol. She turned an adulterer out of her bed.
Remember, too, that to cheer up her nuns, St. Teresa of AvilaDoctor of the Churchhanded out tambourines, and danced with castanets.
Tambourines, castanets, and voices were probably the best they had to offer. I cannot prove it, but I am confident that both their music and dance were of the sort that arouses noble feelings and emotions.
James MacMillan, director of music at the Dominican-run St Columbas Church in Glasgow, and head of Musica Sacra Scotland, an initiative aimed at reviving chant-based worship in the Scottish Catholic Church, wrote, The use of simple unadorned melodies from the Catholic treasury of tradition and its great reservoir of musical heritage is the most prayerful and respectful way a Catholic can raise his or her voice at the altar of God.
I dont think it can be said any better than that.