Sunday, April 13, 2008
American Idol Changes "Shout to the Lord" Lyrics
Notice that they remove the name of Jesus from the lyrics of the song. Instead of beginning, "My Jesus, My Savior," they begin the song with "My shepherd, my savior." So the song is robbed of it's Christological center and becomes a generic song that resonates with the popular trend of people referring to themselves as "spiritual" and as believing in "god" so long as that god remains undefined and tailor made to fit the idolatrous spirit of the age. The name American Idol really does say it all.
One hopes that any Christians who watch the show will realize what is happening, namely that the program is trying to win over Christians as viewers while at the same time rejecting outright any clear reference to Christ.