Dissent of the day
A reader demurs:
I recently stumbled across your web site and as I staggered out, I was amazed! I haven’t heard such a truck load of mealy mouthed, mean spirited, back-biting, rumor laden, gossip mongering, horse pucks in all my days! Haven’t any of you guys ever heard “if you don’t have something nice to say, don’t say anything?” Many of you are obviously well educated and well spoken. It is a shame that you don’t put your writing talents to more useful purposes. You hide under a cloak of anonymity and take pot shots at people who are trying their best to do what God has called them to do. You are wise to have your meeting at NQC in secret. I suspect it has a lot to do with the fact that you wouldn’t have the courage to make your comments to the individuals you castigate in your little blogs in person. There are many problems in the SGM genre. There is no denying that, however, I suspect there are just as many problems in any other genre of music also. The difference in this business is we are supposed to be Christians. We are expected to act differently. We are expected to offer encouragement and be supportive of God’s servants. If there are groups whose motivation is questionable, it is God’s place to deal with that, not ours. Now, I want to be fair. If you can stomach all of the negative drivel, and continue to read on, there were some reasonably positive comments made on some issues, and I thought that there might be some redeeming value after all but, then I began reading the comments to the positive postings and they always seem to degenerate into childish quibbling and snotty sarcasm.
In the spirit of this site, I will share my opinion on what part these blogs should play in Southern Gospel Music. NONE! Any group that would be foolish enough to try and glean any productive pointers from this web site will pointlessly chase their tale. Here are two things that we should all do. First, love God with all your heart, all your soul, and all your might. Then, love your neighbor as yourself. If you do these two things, your ministry and your personal life will be just fine. Let these other guys fill their days with this other junk! Lastly, to all you guys who know how SGM should be done, buy a bus, start a group, and do it right. In other words, put up or shut up!
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