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Posted on 09/10/2010 11:25:39 AM PDT by DogwoodSouth
When it comes to Christian art and culture, it's sometimes embarrassing to admit how far we've drifted over these past few decades from our age-old emphasis on "timelessness" and "organic development." Nevertheless, in an effort to find the silver lining in the dark cloud that passes (in some aging circles) for "relevance", we here at Southern-fried Catholicism hang our heads low and would like to take this opportunity to highlight some ridiculously low points in Christian art, architecture and culture in a new series we're calling "Christian Cheese." We hope you enjoy forehead smackingly sad examples of Christians trying their darndest to be "with it."
Without further adieu, installment one: the enigma that is "Christian rap."
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Thanks for the effort, but I couldn’t even make the halfway point in the first video.
I’ve seen that bible rap before.... “Oh my goodness Becky, look at her bible!”
Yeah.... Cheese with cheese on top.
I’m afraid to look!
You are right on the money though about the painful results of contemporary Christian “cool.” Try to express the divine through the lens of the profane and you end up desecrating both! I give you “Awesome God” as an example. Blech. If this smarminess wasn’t all over the place I probably wouldn’t have run 180° from the Lord when I got to college. Blessedly for me, though, God, adulthood, and a fantastic Medieval Art History class brought me through RCIA!
Does Catholic merchandising trivialise the faith? [lighthearted fun, or serious distraction?]
No one does hideous tat quite like us Catholics [a predilection for souvenirs of questionable taste]