Speaking of changes in attitude among Christians, check out the posts from Charity R. Carney over at Religion in American History. Carney has been writing about her experiences working in a Christian retail store, and this latest post is about the muzak that she was forced to listen to – some of which was not what you’d expect:
In addition to Christian-themed music, the stores also have an odd array of non-Christian songs (in fact, some songs used are by nature not conservative or Christian at all). This fact first struck me as I was stocking merchandise and immediately recognized the butchered version of “Imagine” that suddenly began playing over the loudspeakers. “Imagine”? “Imagine no religion”? When I finished my task and returned to my department I asked another employee about the song–how could this store be playing that song (as happy as I was to hear it and for the respite from “Awesome God”)? I was confronted by a very defensive fellow worker who explained to me that “Imagine” is a Christian song and that John Lennon and the Beatles were all Christians.
Wait, weren’t the Beatles still the antichrist just a few years ago?
Anyway, I think this means that Lady Gaga will be Christian muzak for our children’s generation.