SermonIndex Audio Sermons
Image Map
Discussion Forum : News and Current Events : England, Wales, and Scotand: Pop music at funerals

Print Thread (PDF)

PosterThread
JoanM
Member



Joined: 2008/4/7
Posts: 797


 England, Wales, and Scotand: Pop music at funerals

Here is a rather sobering measure of the Spiritual state of a country. It could also serve as a statistic for comparison after Revival.

....according to Co-operative Funeralcare....survey of 242 funeral homes and 30,000 services showed 58% of people in [u]England and Wales[/u] chose pop music.

[b]Frank Sinatra's My Way[/b] was most played song at funerals last year ....

The Co-operative Funeralcare survey found that since its last study four years ago, the number of people in England and Wales choosing hymns to be played at funerals dropped by 6%, from 41% to 35%, while the number opting for pop music rose from 55% to 58%.

In [u]Scotland[/u] the number of funerals accompanied by hymns rose from 54% to 56% and those with pop music fell from 37% to 36%.

[url=http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/8000652.stm]BBC News 04/16/2009[/url]

There are other reports of funeral trends that reflect spiritual darkness. I don't think such data is collected in America or Canada.

 2009/12/3 16:43Profile









 Re: England, Wales, and Scotand: Pop music at funerals

I am encouraged by the Scottish trend. Truth is, the spiritual state of all of those countries is dire. Yet what we found was a remarkable openness to the Gospel in Scotland. I think the trouble may lie with the churches. They have been under siege for so long that they have lost their "attack," mode and are, at best, in a defensive position. No ground was ever taken by defensive actions though. One of the nights of the outreach, Carter Conlon, effected by the reports of many suicides in the area of young people, cried out "Who will tell them," or words to that effect. He was amazed that you could gain entrance into public high schools and share the Gospel...........Frank

 2009/12/3 16:58
MEEKFLOWER
Member



Joined: 2005/4/12
Posts: 17


 Re:

I am encouraged by the Scottish trend. Truth is, the spiritual state of all of those countries is dire. Yet what we found was a remarkable openness to the Gospel in Scotland. I think the trouble may lie with the churches. They have been under siege for so long that they have lost their "attack," mode and are, at best, in a defensive position. No ground was ever taken by defensive actions though. One of the nights of the outreach, Carter Conlon, effected by the reports of many suicides in the area of young people, cried out "Who will tell them," or words to that effect. He was amazed that you could gain entrance into public high schools and share the Gospel...........Frank

 2009/12/3 17:56Profile









 Re:

I am encouraged by the Scottish trend. Truth is, the spiritual state of all of those countries is dire. Yet what we found was a remarkable openness to the Gospel in Scotland. I think the trouble may lie with the churches. They have been under siege for so long that they have lost their "attack," mode and are, at best, in a defensive position. No ground was ever taken by defensive actions though. One of the nights of the outreach, Carter Conlon, effected by the reports of many suicides in the area of young people, cried out "Who will tell them," or words to that effect. He was amazed that you could gain entrance into public high schools and share the Gospel...........Frank


I thought I'd play along.

 2009/12/3 18:39
Leo_Grace
Member



Joined: 2009/6/14
Posts: 703


 Re:

Frank's disciples? :-(

 2009/12/3 18:54Profile
KingJimmy
Member



Joined: 2003/5/8
Posts: 4419
Charlotte, NC

 Re: England, Wales, and Scotand: Pop music at funerals

My older brother worked for a funeral home once, and he sat in on the funeral of a guy who owned a bar. His bar buddies showed up, put liquor bottles in his casket, and they played "Highway to Hell" at his funeral. His obituary read, "He was loved by many women."


_________________
Jimmy H

 2009/12/3 19:12Profile









 Re:

could be Leo, could be

 2009/12/3 19:22
HeartSong
Member



Joined: 2006/9/13
Posts: 3156


 Re: England, Wales, and Scotand: Pop music at funerals

Quote:
Frank Sinatra's My Way was most played song at funerals last year ....


Oh this is exceedingly sorrowful - to listen to the words and to see images of what is perceived to be so wonderful - and all the while it is so very empty and meaningless - and then there is the final curtain and everything turns to hell . . .

YouTube video

 2009/12/3 20:48Profile









 Re:

Hi Frank

I think Meekflower might have been responding to the first line of your first post in this thread.

Quote:
I am encouraged by the Scottish trend.

He/she was probably wondering how you meant that you were "encouraged" about the Scottish trend being spiritually dire? Did you mean to say, "discouraged"?

If he thought that, then I thought that too.

 2009/12/4 11:20









 Re:

HI Deepthinker,

Yeah, I agree it was a confusing statement :) What I was trying to say is that while it was encouraging that more Scottish people were having hymns played at their funerals, that ultimately, despite that small uptick, the overall state was dire. I know that we would all agree that just because someone has a hymn played at their funeral, instead of Sinatra, that this will not effect their eternal state.........Frank

 2009/12/4 12:00





©2002-2020 SermonIndex.net
Promoting Genuine Biblical Revival.
Affiliate Disclosure | Privacy Policy