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Short essay about three Questions
Religion and Theology
Pages 3 (753 words)
Full name Professor Subject Date Yes, violent content in music or Psalm 137 can be used to encourage non-violent behavior as the excerpt from the African American Lectionary mentions, the disturbing verses, when examined would reveal the consequences of violent acts.
Although studies from the American Academy of Pediatrics give a low rate on the effects of music to listeners’ behaviors, that lyrics are generally not given much attention or in the case of children, are not fully understood because of their limited understanding and experience, researchers are open to the idea that somehow songs suggest certain undesirable actions. In a world where violence abounds, it is not a wise action for a person to isolate himself or for parents to isolate their children only to avoid the evils of this world. It is then important for every individual to educate one’s self and others about the consequences of a certain thought or action. For instance, the last lines of the aforementioned psalm speak about revenge to those who have done the Jews harm. However if one examines the verse closely, it is not the Jews who want to avenge themselves but that there would be another who would stand up against their enemies. This reveals their belief in the golden rule, that those who have wronged them will get their just punishments somehow. Such understanding could lead people to avoid doing evil towards others. ...
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