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Wednesday, December 29, 2004

CCM's new low

On a recent brief scan over our local CCM station, I was impressed with the increasing obscurity and stupidity of the genre. Some so-called Christian artist was covering that favorite spiritual of so many fathers in the faith, Sting's If I Ever Lose My Faith In You.

Here's a selection:
You could say I lost my faith in science and progress
You could say I lost my belief in the holy church
You could say I lost my sense of direction
You could say all of this and worse but

If I ever lose my faith in you
There'd be nothing left for me to do
Wow, that's so relevant! I bet this one's bringing the non-Christians in droves. As far as what they're coming to, I have no idea. We wouldn't them to attend nasty old holy church.

On top of the profound lyrics, the music was about 50 million times worse than Sting's original, which wasn't exactly awe-inspiring to begin with.

All in all, another great example of the church trying to redeem culture without changing anything. If it was so good the first time, why bother remaking it?

Would anyone else like to propose some other secular songs that could be so redeemed? Make sure you pick ones with generic spiritual-emotional language, because that's what being a Christian is all about.