Stop the Music, I Wanna Get Off...

The music agenda in stores and restaurants is getting more and more unusual as time goes on. Try going into a restaurant or store and asking them to turn their music off. I have talked to plenty of restaurant owners and even grocery store owners and most will not do it. I am getting to the point that I can hardly believe what I am hearing. Now most of them tell me that their music is piped in and they have no control over what is played and they also tell me that they cannot turn it off. Now think for a minute on what I just said. Imagine being at home and music is playing and you have no control whatsoever on what is being played nor can you turn it off. I mean really think about it for a few minutes. This is what a lot of businesses want you to believe. I think they are getting complaints and one good way to stop the complaints is by telling the customers that they cannot control the music. First we covered the part where they are now saying that they cannot control what is being played nor can they turn it off. Why would any business allow another company, business to pipe music into their business without the owner having control over what is being played or at least having the option of turning it off if wanted or needed?

Let’s look at the other side of the coin before we continue on with the reasons behind the music.
I finally found someone working at a restaurant whom has admitted that the music being piped in there or anywhere else is controlled by the ones at the particular restaurant, business, or store. In other words, they do have control over what is being played at the very location that it is being played at. So why is it being done? Let’s go a little bit deeper into music, its power and roots, the cause and effect scenario.
Music is a very strong influence in our society. Music can manipulate people subliminally. It can entice us, encourage us to do things that we wouldn’t normally do. How big of an effect could it have? It has been proven over and over that people who listen to music that encourages pre- marital sex, even rape, drugs, murder, suicide, etc have done the things that they were listening to. Music enhances words, it brings strength to words, romance to words, or whatever the artist desires to do with it, he can basically do it. It is a very, very powerful medium.
Peer pressure is a very real thing. We do a lot to please people and music leading us in the wrong direction by making us think that we should do what we are hearing to really experience life would be easy for many. The reason why will shock most of you but there really isn’t any other answer.
The bible talks about a being called Satan, the devil. He is a liar and the father of the lie. We have music that encourages wrong acts, thoughts, etc. Where are they coming from and why would Satan desire to put music in stores and restaurants? First, if the music encourages wrong behavior and thoughts then by the bible’s definition of Satan being a murderer and liar, it would certainly fall in line with his goal for the world. We also read in the word that he came to steal, to kill and to destroy. (Check John 10:10). He desires to destroy everyone on this planet by leading him or her in the wrong direction. Satan wants people to reject God, his life and his peace. Satan desires to give a false peace, a false way, and a false security. The bible tells us to think on those things that are true, honest, just, pure, and lovely (Check Phil. 4:8).

Computer programmers are taught a principle, “garbage in, garbage out”. If you put wrong information within a computer, it will give wrong answers back. In the same way but in a more complicated sense because we are far more complicated than a computer, if we put junk within our minds then we will be having junk come out of our mouth and lives. The bible says that as a man “thinketh in his heart” so is he (Check Proverbs 23:7). The things that we feed upon we become to some degree or another. It is true in the body just as it is true in the mind in many ways. If we feed on junk food all the time then are bodies will react to it, if we feed on filth, stupidity, hate, etc then our minds will respond to it.

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