I thought this was interesting, what are your thoughts?
CNN) -- Music from late rapper Tupac Shakur has been included as part of the Vatican's official MySpace Music playlist.
The seat of the Catholic Church released a list of 12 songs onto the social networking Web site's streaming music service this week when the site launched in the United Kingdom.
Among selections from Mozart, Muse and Dame Shirley Bassey is the slain rapper's song "Changes," which was released two years after his shooting death on a greatest hits album in 1998.
"The genres are very different from each other, but all these artists share the aim to reach the heart of good minded people," the Vatican wrote on its official MySpace Music page.
As of Thursday night, "Changes" had been played more than 4.6 million times on the Web site.
Answer by Kattykitten at 3:44 PM on Dec. 4, 2009
Answer by Kattykitten at 3:45 PM on Dec. 4, 2009
Answer by Anonymous at 4:06 PM on Dec. 4, 2009
Answer by RyansMom001 at 4:08 PM on Dec. 4, 2009
Answer by Anonymous at 4:08 PM on Dec. 4, 2009
I love the song, LOVE TUPAC. However, the info on Tupac is misguided. He didnt even have any legal complications until after he was a success. If you listen to the song instead of the lyrics then it would be better understood. He was relaying a message of the way some blacks justify wrong decisions and how our govn't didnt/don't care enough to help out the ppl of the ghetto.
Answer by sugahmamma at 6:23 PM on Dec. 4, 2009
Answer by Freela at 7:15 PM on Dec. 4, 2009
against an oppressive power... being as they are a large and oppressive power themselves!
As a Roman Catholic Christian I wanted to address this statement. To summarize St. Paul, the only rules(laws) that are burdensome to us are the ones we wish to break.
Since I believe in the Pope being led by the Holy Spirit and see as much through His leading the Catholic Church (that is, the people of Catholicism) there is nothing oppressive about it.
The trick is to find out the WHY before making snap judgments...and ask many questions and humbly search for answers.
I recommend reading "The Catechism Of The Catholic Church" as part of this search. Also look up Christopher West, Scott & Kimberly Hahn, Patrick Madrid, Jason Evert, Tim Staples, Rosalind Moss to name a few who take it upon themselves to explain certain things about the Catholic Faith.
Answer by MamaBee07 at 7:40 PM on Dec. 4, 2009
Answer by Freela at 8:48 AM on Dec. 5, 2009
I apologize MamaBee07... I was more making a joke than anything else. Half of my family is Catholic and I am reasonably knowledgeable about the Catholic Church. It wasn't funny and I give my apologies if I offended you.
I understand, Freela. We all make jokes about religion/or religious groups (although I'm resolved to be more careful about NOT doing that).
My problem is that the Catholic Church often IS looked at as "an oppressive power" (although, it is NOT) so that's why I jumped in like that.
Answer by MamaBee07 at 1:23 PM on Dec. 6, 2009
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