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November 23, 2023


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I wholeheartedly agree with the sentiments about contemporary Christian music. I have tried to see what others see in it, but at heart, I too feel it's shitty. Then again, I feel all the music produced in the last 40 years has been pretty awful. Is it the music or is it me?

Cynically as they are framed, I also agree with some of the criticisms made here about religion. Then again, if I substitute the references to "religion" and "friend" with the words "government" or "wife," possibly also apt. Try it. Money, rewards, punishment, security, love, and death, these are not just issues confined to churches. And overarching all, meaning.

To exist as a human being without a real sense of meaning is quite impossible. Abjuring a sect doesn't make the problem of meaning go away.

Here's song from 1980 that's oddly germane. Heard in the supermarket this morning...

Thanks for sharing this, Brian!

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