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Thread started 08/20/17 3:39am

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Music - or the Truth? Which matters more to Prince now?

Prince loved music. Was music, lived music. Music lived through him. It was a form of expression for him.
But he also loved Truth. Spirituality, religion, and discussing these things with others. He once said that music is not enough, and in his RnR Hall of Fame acceptance speech and other awards ceremonies he talked about the importance of spiritual mentorship and growth.
His words often fell on deaf ears.
But he had a message.
He was one of God's sheep.

So now that he is with God and knows even more, and given what is going on in our society, not just the big news stories but also the small personal problems between people each day, which do you think matters more to him now?

Music or the Truth?

Discuss.
~Paisley Park is in your heart~
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Reply #1 posted 08/20/17 4:35am

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My guess is nothing matters to him now, because he's DEAD.

Keep your headphones on.
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Reply #2 posted 08/20/17 4:57am

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Oh, ye of little Faith.
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Reply #3 posted 08/20/17 8:20am

Dini

By The Truth, you mean what JWs believe to be the truth? Prince is dead. There is no afterlife as he imagined it. But there is an incredible body of Music that lives on. He left that lasting legacy and I am so grateful.

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Reply #4 posted 08/20/17 8:44am

Empress

Dini said:

By The Truth, you mean what JWs believe to be the truth? Prince is dead. There is no afterlife as he imagined it. But there is an incredible body of Music that lives on. He left that lasting legacy and I am so grateful.


Me too. His music will live on forever and his real fans need to ensure this happens.
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Reply #5 posted 08/20/17 9:24am

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Dini said:

By The Truth, you mean what JWs believe to be the truth? Prince is dead. There is no afterlife as he imagined it. But there is an incredible body of Music that lives on. He left that lasting legacy and I am so grateful.



Prince is more alive then he ever was.

We have the music. And he is in it. I feel it too every time I listen.

But my littles, I can assure you there is a place we go after this life, and it is where Prince is now. He's all around us while also in that other dimension. He knows now.

So we have the music, and that was a huge part of it for Prince, but the main thing for him was loving people, and wanting us to have compassion for one another. The music was an exprsssikn of it to some extent, but I believe it is the spirit life he's into the most now.

While still enjoying music too, of course!
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Reply #6 posted 08/26/17 6:32am

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anangellooksdown said:

I can assure you there is a place we go after this life, and it is where Prince is now.

Sigh. Not everyone subscribes to this nonsense. But, whatever gets ya through the day...

Keep your headphones on.
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Reply #7 posted 08/26/17 7:36am

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anangellooksdown said:

Prince loved music. Was music, lived music. Music lived through him. It was a form of expression for him. But he also loved Truth. Spirituality, religion, and discussing these things with others. He once said that music is not enough, and in his RnR Hall of Fame acceptance speech and other awards ceremonies he talked about the importance of spiritual mentorship and growth. His words often fell on deaf ears. But he had a message. He was one of God's sheep. So now that he is with God and knows even more, and given what is going on in our society, not just the big news stories but also the small personal problems between people each day, which do you think matters more to him now? Music or the Truth? Discuss.

following this flow of thought

I would think both

Music is not limited to this world.

And I would say, he would be learning more about himself, outside of 'his own truth' as people now a days think, they can make up truth according to them.

If he is with God, who is truth, he's really getting a lesson.

So I say both

What's the matter with your life
Is poverty bringing U down?
Is the mailman jerking U 'round?
Did he put your million dollar check
In someone else's box?
Tell me, what's the matter with your world
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Reply #8 posted 08/26/17 8:47am

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OldFriends4Sale said:



anangellooksdown said:


Prince loved music. Was music, lived music. Music lived through him. It was a form of expression for him. But he also loved Truth. Spirituality, religion, and discussing these things with others. He once said that music is not enough, and in his RnR Hall of Fame acceptance speech and other awards ceremonies he talked about the importance of spiritual mentorship and growth. His words often fell on deaf ears. But he had a message. He was one of God's sheep. So now that he is with God and knows even more, and given what is going on in our society, not just the big news stories but also the small personal problems between people each day, which do you think matters more to him now? Music or the Truth? Discuss.



following this flow of thought



I would think both



Music is not limited to this world.


And I would say, he would be learning more about himself, outside of 'his own truth' as people now a days think, they can make up truth according to them.



If he is with God, who is truth, he's really getting a lesson.



So I say both



Thank you for your open-mindedness. I fully agree.
And I also believe that Prince knows much more now.
Asin, he has remained the same in soul, but being with God now, back home after this journey which was very full of life's turbulences but also a lot of love, he is very much at peace.
Because now he really knows God
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Reply #9 posted 09/03/17 10:44pm

Asenath0607

anangellooksdown said:

OldFriends4Sale said:

following this flow of thought

I would think both

Music is not limited to this world.

And I would say, he would be learning more about himself, outside of 'his own truth' as people now a days think, they can make up truth according to them.

If he is with God, who is truth, he's really getting a lesson.

So I say both

Thank you for your open-mindedness. I fully agree. And I also believe that Prince knows much more now. Asin, he has remained the same in soul, but being with God now, back home after this journey which was very full of life's turbulences but also a lot of love, he is very much at peace. Because now he really knows God

Interesting because my initial thought was Truth, he doesn't need music now, the music was just his vehicle to deliver the message. I appreciate the reminder.

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Reply #10 posted 09/04/17 8:30am

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anangellooksdown said:

OldFriends4Sale said:

following this flow of thought

I would think both

Music is not limited to this world.

And I would say, he would be learning more about himself, outside of 'his own truth' as people now a days think, they can make up truth according to them.

If he is with God, who is truth, he's really getting a lesson.

So I say both

Thank you for your open-mindedness. I fully agree. And I also believe that Prince knows much more now. Asin, he has remained the same in soul, but being with God now, back home after this journey which was very full of life's turbulences but also a lot of love, he is very much at peace. Because now he really knows God

I believe we are far removed from the drama of our lives lived on earth when we pass away.

But even in 'heaven' there is music and dance and art

What's the matter with your life
Is poverty bringing U down?
Is the mailman jerking U 'round?
Did he put your million dollar check
In someone else's box?
Tell me, what's the matter with your world
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Reply #11 posted 09/04/17 8:35am

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Dini said:

By The Truth, you mean what JWs believe to be the truth? Prince is dead. There is no afterlife as he imagined it. But there is an incredible body of Music that lives on. He left that lasting legacy and I am so grateful.


JW's believe in resurrection to eternal life in paradise on Earth. They believe this will happen after armageddon, so for now, yep, Prince is dead.

RIP sad
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Reply #12 posted 09/04/17 9:01am

Knightoflight

anangellooksdown said:

Dini said:

By The Truth, you mean what JWs believe to be the truth? Prince is dead. There is no afterlife as he imagined it. But there is an incredible body of Music that lives on. He left that lasting legacy and I am so grateful.

Prince is more alive then he ever was. We have the music. And he is in it. I feel it too every time I listen. But my littles, I can assure you there is a place we go after this life, and it is where Prince is now. He's all around us while also in that other dimension. He knows now. So we have the music, and that was a huge part of it for Prince, but the main thing for him was loving people, and wanting us to have compassion for one another. The music was an exprsssikn of it to some extent, but I believe it is the spirit life he's into the most now. While still enjoying music too, of course!

+1

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Reply #13 posted 09/04/17 3:13pm

purplefam99

Knightoflight said:



anangellooksdown said:


Dini said:

By The Truth, you mean what JWs believe to be the truth? Prince is dead. There is no afterlife as he imagined it. But there is an incredible body of Music that lives on. He left that lasting legacy and I am so grateful.



Prince is more alive then he ever was. We have the music. And he is in it. I feel it too every time I listen. But my littles, I can assure you there is a place we go after this life, and it is where Prince is now. He's all around us while also in that other dimension. He knows now. So we have the music, and that was a huge part of it for Prince, but the main thing for him was loving people, and wanting us to have compassion for one another. The music was an exprsssikn of it to some extent, but I believe it is the spirit life he's into the most now. While still enjoying music too, of course!

+1



I agree.
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Reply #14 posted 09/04/17 3:33pm

purplefam99

I think Prince is in bliss basking in the truth and light.
And I think God is saying to his little sheep, "thank you, you did your best. Not
All who have eyes see". My answer to the OP's question.
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Reply #15 posted 09/04/17 5:01pm

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While I may believe in the possibility of an afterlife, the only certainty I have about it is that we don't and can't KNOW anything about it or what it is like to BEdead. Therefore I find the idea of speculating about how a dead person may feel, think or exist relatively vain. With all due respect to people's religious faith, but I am not religious (what I said about an afterlife also reflects how I feel about God and God's nature)
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Reply #16 posted 09/04/17 8:56pm

daKotaGeNesis

anangellooksdown said:

Prince loved music. Was music, lived music. Music lived through him. It was a form of expression for him.
But he also loved Truth. Spirituality, religion, and discussing these things with others. He once said that music is not enough, and in his RnR Hall of Fame acceptance speech and other awards ceremonies he talked about the importance of spiritual mentorship and growth.
His words often fell on deaf ears.
But he had a message.
He was one of God's sheep.

So now that he is with God and knows even more, and given what is going on in our society, not just the big news stories but also the small personal problems between people each day, which do you think matters more to him now?

Music or the Truth?

Discuss.


When you say "personal problems​ between people each day, can you elaborate?"
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Reply #17 posted 09/05/17 1:57am

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smokeverbs said:

My guess is nothing matters to him now, because he's DEAD.



yeahthat

A-nis bidh fios aig daoine nuair a tha mi a 'mionnachadh aig dhaibh.
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Reply #18 posted 09/05/17 4:03am

Dimitri10

Music/truth/Religion/afterlife...whatever you believe in that's cool.

Prince is in all of us now more so than when he was alive.

The end.

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Reply #19 posted 09/05/17 4:47am

rogifan

smokeverbs said:



anangellooksdown said:



I can assure you there is a place we go after this life, and it is where Prince is now.

Sigh. Not everyone subscribes to this nonsense. But, whatever gets ya through the day...


Just because you don’t subscribe to it doesn’t make it nonsense. wink
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Reply #20 posted 09/05/17 6:45am

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well I believe there are no categories anymore where prince is now.

music would be more a feeling than something to listen to ... as well as light, colors or incense ... if that makes any sense ...

there would be no category "truth" cuz falsehood is missing ... souls are able to "look" so much deeper ... knowing the truth without labelling or judging ... so it's wether important nor not ... it's simply there ... there is unconditional love and a kind of knowing about anything ... each other, the past and the future ... time is a trick, u know ... there goes ...


may we live to see the dawn yes wildsign


btw ... nobody needs to subscribe to anybody's believes but judging it says so much more about the offender than the other one ... just sayin ...

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Reply #21 posted 09/05/17 7:03am

purplefam99

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well I believe there are no categories anymore where prince is now.

music would be more a feeling than something to listen to ... as well as light, colors or incense ... if that makes any sense ...

there would be no category "truth" cuz falsehood is missing ... souls are able to "look" so much deeper ... knowing the truth without labelling or judging ... so it's wether important nor not ... it's simply there ... there is unconditional love and a kind of knowing about anything ... each other, the past and the future ... time is a trick, u know ... there goes ...


may we live to see the dawn yes wildsign


btw ... nobody needs to subscribe to anybody's believes but judging it says so much more about the offender than the other one ... just sayin ...

i agree with you. your time is a trick got me thinking about The Chronicles of Narnia series of books.

and i was wondering if Prince ever read them, hmmmm i wonder, i bet he would have loved them

especially the last book "the Last Battle". "Further UP and Further IN, Further UP and Further IN"

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Reply #22 posted 09/05/17 7:13am

purplefam99

smokeverbs said:

anangellooksdown said:

I can assure you there is a place we go after this life, and it is where Prince is now.

Sigh. Not everyone subscribes to this nonsense. But, whatever gets ya through the day...

smokeverbs, basically to me the 'message' running thru all major beliefs systems is The Golden Rule

how can that be reduced to nonsense.

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Reply #23 posted 09/05/17 7:30am

CAL3

smokeverbs said:

My guess is nothing matters to him now, because he's DEAD.

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Yeah, THAT to the nth degree.

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How embarrassing it is to realize there are "fams" in such deep denial (the strongest impulse known to humankind) they wish to continue the discussion as if a dead man still contemplates the state of society.

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Just don't call it fanatacism. This is FAMatacism.

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Reply #24 posted 09/05/17 9:08am

purplefam99

CAL3 said:

smokeverbs said:

My guess is nothing matters to him now, because he's DEAD.

.

Yeah, THAT to the nth degree.

.

How embarrassing it is to realize there are "fams" in such deep denial (the strongest impulse known to humankind) they wish to continue the discussion as if a dead man still contemplates the state of society.

.

Just don't call it fanatacism. This is FAMatacism.

yet the title of the thread clearly states that speculation is about to take place and you enter. welcome

cal3.

[Edited 9/5/17 9:10am]

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Reply #25 posted 09/05/17 9:18am

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purplefam99 said:

lemoncrush19 said:

well I believe there are no categories anymore where prince is now.

music would be more a feeling than something to listen to ... as well as light, colors or incense ... if that makes any sense ...

there would be no category "truth" cuz falsehood is missing ... souls are able to "look" so much deeper ... knowing the truth without labelling or judging ... so it's wether important nor not ... it's simply there ... there is unconditional love and a kind of knowing about anything ... each other, the past and the future ... time is a trick, u know ... there goes ...


may we live to see the dawn yes wildsign


btw ... nobody needs to subscribe to anybody's believes but judging it says so much more about the offender than the other one ... just sayin ...

i agree with you. your time is a trick got me thinking about The Chronicles of Narnia series of books.

and i was wondering if Prince ever read them, hmmmm i wonder, i bet he would have loved them

especially the last book "the Last Battle". "Further UP and Further IN, Further UP and Further IN"


I actually never read the books (I should, right?) but watched the movie series ... downloading them right now to re-watch ... TY 4 the reminder ... yes

the only love there is is the love we make heart
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Reply #26 posted 09/05/17 9:20am

mbdtyler

I'm not sure what mattered to him more in the end, but as a fan, I can say that I'm more interested in the music than any kind of godly message. If that's what he believed in and what helped him get through life, then more power to him. But the power of music and rhythm is what helps me get through MY life and I personally appreciate when he focused more on the music he was creating than the kind of lyrical message he was trying to pass onto the public. He was a musical genius first and foremost and that's what I feel he should be remembered for

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Reply #27 posted 09/05/17 9:29am

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the Truth represented in his music.

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Reply #28 posted 09/05/17 9:50am

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mbdtyler said:

I'm not sure what mattered to him more in the end, but as a fan, I can say that I'm more interested in the music than any kind of godly message. If that's what he believed in and what helped him get through life, then more power to him. But the power of music and rhythm is what helps me get through MY life and I personally appreciate when he focused more on the music he was creating than the kind of lyrical message he was trying to pass onto the public. He was a musical genius first and foremost and that's what I feel he should be remembered for



well he was a human being first, no? who had a message and used his incredible musical talent to spread what had meaning to him. so whatever his message was at any point of time ... it wasn't just a part of him, his life and his evolving but a part of his music ... inseparably linked to the sound ... it's one ... one equally significant as the other. one may like it or not, agree with him or not, listen to him or not. but to say "gimme the music but keep ur message" is kinda ... well I won't say that 😂
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Reply #29 posted 09/05/17 10:06am

purplefam99

lemoncrush19 said:

purplefam99 said:

i agree with you. your time is a trick got me thinking about The Chronicles of Narnia series of books.

and i was wondering if Prince ever read them, hmmmm i wonder, i bet he would have loved them

especially the last book "the Last Battle". "Further UP and Further IN, Further UP and Further IN"


I actually never read the books (I should, right?) but watched the movie series ... downloading them right now to re-watch ... TY 4 the reminder ... yes

oh my yes you should totally read them the books are tons tons tons better. Reepicheep is just

badass!!!! so freaking cool!!! read them lemoncrush!!!!

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