Mudcat Café message #907371 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #57624   Message #907371
Posted By: GUEST,Russ
11-Mar-03 - 11:16 AM
Thread Name: Do you need to *believe* what you sing?
Subject: RE: Do you need to *believe* what you sing?
I really like the acting analogy. I think it works with something like "The Great Silkie."

However, it it important to remember that religious songs are INTENDED to be expressions of belief. In this case they are are much more like creeds/professions of faith than scripts.

So, if, as a non-Christian, you don't have a problem singing, e.g., "What a Friend We Have in Jesus", would you have a problem reciting, e.g., the Nicene Creed.