We are again reading a defense of the indefensible. Between the bright light of right ideas and the gloom of truly deviant ideas there lurk some who prefer to lounge in the shade. They want a reputation for desiring the good while they continue to enjoy the bad they don’t personally find offensive.This paragraph introduces dissidens' arguments at Remonstrans against tolerating fundamentalist CCM while abhorring its non-fundamentalist cousin. In other words, . . .
The small problem is that we have bad music, the big problem is that we defend it. It is a shame that our devotional verse is so insipid and mindlessly repetitive. It is worse that we excuse it. It is a sorry thing that our worship is so unimaginative. It is unforgivable that we cannot even admit it . . . . There are our Shadow People who want us to hate CCM. Fine, it is loathsome, who can doubt it? What the Shadow People cannot do is admit that their own music is CCM, and when it is pointed out, they excuse it because it is targeting children!Check out the whole series by reading the previous and successive posts, "On a Scale of One to Ten," and "Compare and Contrast."