September 17, 2008 "Music and visual imagery have unbelievable power to bypass reason and invade the imagination, goading a person to disregard everything he's been taught.''
So said Ravi Zacharias in a radio program I heard today during my drive-time.
By the time I arrived home, I'd had time to mull over what he had said. It's true, as he said, that music has power to stir the emotions, and the eye is the window to the soul. No wonder they combine so powerfully.
I thought of all the times I've heard kids say, "Oh. We're not really listening to the words. We just like the company.''
I thought of what they see in a day's time on TV even during hours which should be respected for family viewing. I thought of the soap-opera-like stuff which is milked for all its sensationalism and portrayed as news. I saw the talk shows through their eyes. I thought of the garbage to be found on the internet, and the movies evaluated by someone's rating systems—certainly not mine!
Add to that the addictive nature of some of what's out there.