Bowie’s Modern Love “Slightly Mocks Religion”?

One of the songs on the soundtrack of Frances Ha (reviewed above) is David Bowie’s “Modern Love.”

In its review of Frances Ha, the evangelical Christian website Movieguide.org affirms that the song’s lyrics seem to “slightly mock religion and confession while advocating  putting trust in man over God.”

Er, wrong.  The lyrics tell us that modern love is missing a spiritual aspect, and the line “puts my trust in God and man” has nothing to do with people being more trustworthy than the Deity.  Not at all.

What’s to be done if a Christian website can err so badly about such a matter?

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