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Are there any songs/movies that you disagree with philosophically and politically, but still appreciate as a piece of art?

Asked by rockfan (9404points) 1 week ago from iPhone

I’m an atheist and actively dislike religious dogma, but Amy Grant’s “Breath of Heaven” always gets me emotional, mainly because of the genuine conviction of the song.

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filmfann's avatar

The La’s: There She Goes

I love this sweet simple little song with a great hook, but I hate that it’s a song about heroin.

elbanditoroso's avatar

A similar question was asked over the summer – can you separate the art from the artist, or the film from the actor, and so on.

My take is that the two are closely intertwined. While I like Wagner’s music, I can’t separate from his views.

Mariah's avatar

I don’t think sex, drugs, and abortion are bringing about the apocalypse but I enjoy and appreciate Leonard Cohen’s “The Future” as a work of art.

janbb's avatar

“I’m on Fire” by Springsteen is fairly offensive lyrically but I like it.

YARNLADY's avatar

Chicago. Two cold blooded murderers get off scotfree but I love the music.
Jesus Christ, Superstar. I really enjoy this movie, especially the music, but I don’t believe in religion.

augustlan's avatar

Tons. I’m an atheist also, but there’s a lot of religious art and music that takes my breath away.

rockfan's avatar

Chicago bandmembers were murderers? Or are you referring to lyrics in a song?

Edit: I just realized you’re talking about the movie lol

answerbag's avatar

Music:
I usually enjoy songs that somehow talks about God; though I don’t give a damn about God or feelings towards him; coincidently or not.
It is kind of funny though probably people mind thinks of it as like: so now you believe or are just a hypocrite?

Still, the only one I enjoy as art and has God context are all of Skillet’s songs.
Though the ones I really like to hear and without classifying it as somethings are:

Illenium – God Damnit
“If there is a God, why did he make me?
All of these flaws, is all that I see.
If there is a God, I don’t believe
Someone as perfect as you could love me…”

My One True Friend

“I have walked and I have I prayed.
I could forgive and we could start again.
In the end,
You are my one true friend.”

Movies:
I really like the hopes religious movies brings with itself; even if it is just poetically. Though when there is things like “my religion is better; the truth and all.” it is kinda annoying.
I don’t have a title in minds.

Dutchess_III's avatar

Oh sure! I just can’t say I like them because some poeple will come unglued.

And what @augustlan said, I still love hallijauh some other Christian songs.

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