So I have a commute. In the beginning I tried to be spiritual and prayed and listened to sermons. Now, I just try to stay awake and listen to sports talk radio. Well, the Canuck's have been losing a bit lately and nothing drives me crazier than the 100,000 or so hockey coaches that call up and have all the Canuck's problems figured out, or the callers that are full speed ahead into doom and gloom mode.
So I flipped over to the Christian radio station and realized why that drives me equally nuts. Their slogan is "family safe and family friendly" radio. Does that strike anyone else as odd? Is that meant to attract people or scare them away? Is there some pagan out there driving around thinking, "Man... I really need to find a radio station where all the music sounds like 1990's power ballads with virtually the same sounding guy singing everything... and they have to have the same song covered by at least four different people... that would be safe for my family... and NO Gwen Stefani or Matchbox 20!"
Are the sermons they air that come on from the Chuck's (Swindoll and Smith) and Dr. David Jeremiah really suppose to be "safe" and "friendly"?
I guess they might be talking about their on-air DJ's. They won't use any crude humor and if your lucky they will play the "Guess what this sound is" game is and give away tickets to the Third Day concert at the fair.
I don't really begrudge them for their on-air content. People like it and I'm sure it ministers to people. I just am not down with the way they are marketing themselves as "safe". That is all.
I really want a family dangerous Christian radio station to start up! I'm sure that would fly :)