Heavily Romanticized, Passionate Pseudo-Faith - Authentic Piety in an Age of Inauthenticity
The abandonment of faith or the concession of shaky faith on the part of Marty Sampson, the Hillsong songwriter leads to a discussion on romanticism and religion. The equation of authenticity to the intensity of emotional outpouring is a fatal mistake committed too often by the new generation. There is the false impression — The most emotionally expressive person is the most pious, holy, genuine, and committed person. That is the worldview of Romanticism. . .and it has infiltrated a great deal of modern religion in the western world. How would you gage authenticity of faith, if you were to leave music to the side?
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