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Old 08-23-2005, 10:16 AM   #46
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I love these threads. "Fuck the FCC! I want my uncensored Radio!"

"Oh wait! They played a Christian song. Quick, censor that song NOW!"

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LOL that is the best summary of it that I have seen.... Thanks... You are correct that is the exact they way they want it. But as AZJoe says, you can't have it both ways.

Everyone has a right to let Sirius know how they feel about it, that goes without saying, but I think these folks that take issue with this are a very, very tiny minority. Considering that Sirius, XM and FM does it, there is a FAT chance that it will change.

Nothing like a little part-time Christianity. I only want to hear it when its isolated to a couple of channels. When they start doing this with Country, R&B and JAZZ they can do it with Christian Music too.
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Old 08-23-2005, 10:42 AM   #47
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I was happy the Word is leaving because I dont agree with what it stands for. But I never complained to Sirius and certaintly wasnt going to leave and go to XM. I just didnt listen to that channel. And look it reiterates my point...no one listened to the Word so its gone. If people stop listening to Starlite because of MercyMe, Im sure MercyMe will be gone. But the majority of listeners obviously like the song, so it stays. Dantodd that was a great point you made in your post, the best of this thread. Its amazing, they dont want cussing or sex talk censored. You could say sh**, fu** ,bit**, godd***, etc. But God forbid the word Jesus. That would be terrible.
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Old 08-23-2005, 12:02 PM   #48
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the rock and roll music that i listen to (i.e. 50s and 60s) has always had a few songs that are christian oriented.

tx already mentioned my sweet lord - although that has mentions of other religions as well.

i am sure the rest of you guys could come up with many more examples, but these are the ones that come to mind.
Jesus is just alright --- Doobie Brothers... (One of their greatest hits)

That's a very Christian sounding song, but the Doobie Brothers definitely couldn't be considered a Christian band.. Especially if you consider 'doobie' is a slang word for a marijuana cigarette

Good thing they didn't sensor it back then.. Religion aside.. It was a great tune..
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A moderate is a lib whose afraid to admit it. Dont you know that!
What a load of crap.
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It seems DanKnight is crazy. Anyone who thinks censoring Christian music can be called a moderate position must be communist.
Har! The last retreat of the paranoid, name-calling conservative - anybody who doesn't agree is a "communist."
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Switching satellite services isn't going to get them anything either ntilly.. because XM does the EXACT same thing that Sirius does, they play these cross-over Christian hits on some of their mainstream channels. Whoops.... There It IS!
BINGO!

XM does the same bloody thing.

Plus XM has more dedicated Christian music channels than Sirius.

Also, XM has a dedicated channel for Christian Talk--featuring James Dobson, Charles Stanley, Josh McDowell, Janet Parshall, Jay Sekulow, Hank Hanegraff and other Christian luminaries.

XM would be the LAST service that somebody not wanting to hear Christian music and ideas should subscribe to.
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the rock and roll music that i listen to (i.e. 50s and 60s) has always had a few songs that are christian oriented.

tx already mentioned my sweet lord - although that has mentions of other religions as well.

i am sure the rest of you guys could come up with many more examples, but these are the ones that come to mind.
Jesus is just alright --- Doobie Brothers... (One of their greatest hits)

That's a very Christian sounding song, but the Doobie Brothers definitely couldn't be considered a Christian band.. Especially if you consider 'doobie' is a slang word for a marijuana cigarette

Good thing they didn't sensor it back then.. Religion aside.. It was a great tune..
You're right, I'm not a Christian, but I'm not one of those "Christian-haters" either. You should always respect the beliefs of others even if it differs from yours (and that goes for some of you pushy Christians too, not you guys here at SBS, but in general). But, My Sweet Lord by GH and Jesus Is Just Alright by the Doobs are both GREAT songs. Good music is good music, and bad music is bad music. I don't see any threads over on the rock forum saying Hard Attack shouldn't play Christian Metal. Why? Because most of those bands kick ass!
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Here's a song that received massive airplay on thousands of secular pop and country stations many years back, written and performed by a certified liberal. Years later, there's absolutely no evidence that this led to a Christian takeover of the secular airwaves:

"Why Me, Lord"

(Kris Kristofferson)

Why me Lord, what have I ever done
To deserve even one
Of the pleasures I've known
Tell me Lord, what did I ever done
That was worth loving you
Or the kindness you've shown

Lord help me Jesus, I've wasted it so
Help me Jesus I know what I am
Now that I know that I've need you so
Help me Jesus, my soul's in your hand

Tell me Lord, if you think there's a way
I can try to repay
All I've taken from you
Maybe Lord, I can show someone else
What I've been through myself
On my way back to you

Lord help me Jesus, I've wasted it so
Help me Jesus I know what I am
Now that I know that I've need you so
Help me Jesus, my soul's in your hand
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"My Sweet Lord" by George Harrison isn't a Christian song.

It's a Hare Krishna song.
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I'm not going to argue about my political views from someone who'se never met me, and who'se opinion of me means absolutely nothing, so I'll leave ntilly alone.

For the record I've never once suggested the government should censor any music. I just suggested Sirus, as a subscriber network, might want to think about the fact that subscribers that listen to its mainstream streams might not want to listen to Christian prostheletizing in between Neil Diamond and Billy Joel. This isn't a political statement, a political statement would have been "It should be illegal for Sirius to do this". I'm a subscriber and what I want counts or I'll take my subscription elsewhere. Has nothing to do with any political leanings I may or may not have.

The issue isn't the theme of the music, its the fact that this song prostheletizes as several other posters have said. Its not comparable to Morning has Broken or any of the other Christian themed mainstream songs. This song is different because it was written for a purpose, to raise awareness and recruit for the Christian faith. As other posters have said, this guy spends the end of every concert "saving" people. I don't think I ever remember Cat Stevens or Linda Ronstadt doing that. Its just different, and its as innapropriate on a mainstream station.

This type of music needs to be a "tune in to hear it" kind of thing.
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"My Sweet Lord" by George Harrison isn't a Christian song.

It's a Hare Krishna song.
I know that, but it was brought up earlier in the thread. It's still a good song, and I think Hare Krishnas, (at least the ones at the airport) are nuts. That's my point. It doesn't matter if you're Christian, Satanist, Jewish, Muslim, Agnostic, Athiest, whatever, a good song is a good song is a good song.
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Yo Casual Fan the communist reference was a joke. Dont be too serious.
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SWES 03...How many times do I have to say it. MercyMe has been released to mainstreeam radio. Thats why Sirius plays. Regular fm stations play it too and so does XM. Dude dont take it out on Sirius cause they are doing what every other station in America does. They are playing mainstream releases.
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SWES 03...How many times do I have to say it. MercyMe has been released to mainstreeam radio. Thats why Sirius plays. Regular fm stations play it too and so does XM. Dude dont take it out on Sirius cause they are doing what every other station in America does. They are playing mainstream releases.
Yup.

I hear Christian songs virtually every week on secular FM stations. Christian pop and rock are slowly but surely going mainstream on some secular terrestrial radio stations, so the naysayers may as well get over it.

Sirius is merely following the lead of others.
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