We just resurfaced from the concrete river heading east. Seeing the Internet again, and CNN I noticed every where is plastered the news of Michael's death.
I was just thinking again, with a Christian monist perspective (believing that this physical world has great value in God's eyes) I would say that Michael's talent was a reflection of God Himself. His voice, lyrics, dance . . . all, to me, shouts of God's greatness. You don't have to divide art into "Christian" Vs "Non-Christian" forms to know if you should appreciated them. I believe that you can deeply enjoy incredible videos like "Thriller" without guilt . . . or fear that demons are behind every bush.
He, of course, became the punching bag from many Evangelicals because of his presumed guilt of child molestation. I give him the benefit of a doubt. Maybe he had poor judgment in a lot of areas . . . but most of us do.
Thanks Michael for sharing God's creativity with us. I hope that you got to know the real Jesus Himself.