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Blog Archive: May 2016

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Christian Rock Band's Lead Singer Announces His Atheism

May 25, 2016 10:00:06 AM
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I spent 12 years in the business of Christian music. Many more years immersed in this culture of comfort, reinforcement, and too often, slick marketing, profit margins, and alarmingly bad ideas. The Christian Music Business. I'm still convinced that a great many CCM, CHR and Christian Rock artists are true believers attempting to achieve a calling and help people, but I've also seen firsthand the airbrushed spirituality, conditioned response, and merchandising opportunities. On top of this, ...

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Alix Jules, SJWs, and the Phenomenon of Manufactured Outrage

May 8, 2016 12:07:16 PM
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When you're a hammer, everything looks like a nail. When you're hypersensitive about anything and everything you deem to bear the (hugely subjective) Social Justice Warrior mark, everything looks like the toxic extremes of legitimate ideas and movements. This is why/how the armchair quarterbacks so quickly attempt to reduce an entire channel - and its hundreds of wildly diverse subjects, themes, topics and discussions - to a poorly applied (and subjectively defined) label. A recent video inte...

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