Genisis3:4 The serpent told the Woman, "You won't die. 5 God knows that the moment you eat from that tree, you'll see what's really going on. You'll be just like God, knowing everything, ranging all the way from good to evil."
Rihanna, AKA Good girl gone bad, a famous pop artist especially among woman and young girls has a song out now called S&M which stands for: Sadimasochism
Sadism is pleasure in the infliction of pain or humiliation upon another person, while masochism is pleasure in receiving the pain. These terms may be used clinically, in psychotherapy, to describe mental illnesses, psychopathology or counterproductive coping mechanisms.
How music relates to the loss of innocence which leads to death... Rhianna's song S&M deeply disturbs me. A few years ago Rhianna was brutally beaten by her then famous pop star boyfriend Chris Brown. Her black& blue bleeding face was all over the news, tabloids and Internet. I think it's odd that a few years later Rhianna releases a song about how being beat during sex brings pleasure. Here are some of the lyrics:
Cause I may be bad, but I'm perfectly good at it
Sex in the air, I don't care, I love the smell of it
Sticks and stones may break my bones
But chains and whips excite me.
Could it be she lost her innocence? Could it be because of the evil she unfortunately experienced she has now turned to something harmful as a coping mechanism instead of yearning for a tender, safe, loving, relationship God intended her to have.
The sad thing about this is many girls have heard Rhianna's song S&M and I am sure it has sparked a curiosity to know what a relationship full of "pleasurable violence" might be like. Woman all over may be thinking. "She was beat and is fine, so I can be too." The secret in all of this is Rhianna is not fine but just a few steps closer to death, mentally, physically, emotionally and spiritually.
Rhianna had an opportunity to be a role model that could help woman avoid relationships that were harmful but instead she is sharing forbidden fruit, songs that advocate harmful relationships God never intended.
As I read today's study in on the garden of eden and how Eve was deceived by evil to basically do and desire that which God never intended for her, I was struck by how the evil one got her in his trap. He basically played on her curiosity and made her not trust the one who loved her enough to keep her pure, safe, carefree, innocent. Eve wanted to know what it would be like to know it all. Eve wanted to experiment with the forbidden, and at the moment she did she lost her innocence and began her journey toward death.
Do you wonder how many girls will be led away into abusive relationships, lose their innocence and experience pain that no father or mother would ever want their daughter to face because of this song?
Do you ever wonder how many good girls will "go bad" or go for the bad boy(forbidden fruit) out of curiosity or because they believe the deceit this songs feeds?