If you buy a single nowadays, especially if it is a dance track, the chances are that it will have on it not only the original recording but also various remixes. I expect for the record companies and the artists this makes good commercial sense because, as different people like different styles, it increases the number of copies of the record that they will sell.

Perhaps in our postmodern world the emergent, Christian church could use this music industry phenomenon to understand and relate to the other religions of the world. In stead of viewing other faiths as completely different products maybe we should accept them, and ourselves even, as remixed versions of the original track. A mashed up God for a smashed up world. If we only understood that we are all dancing to the same tune, albeit different versions of the same tune, perhaps our race would be in a better position to repair the damage we have caused.

Boogie on down, as they say!



  1. Fine; I’ll just continue to download pirated editions and put all clergy and church staff out of jobs.
    Why bother with “tribute” bands when you can get the originals at your house day and night for free?

  2. Everything has been remixed, from the beginning of time. Is there any such thing as an “original” at all? 🙂

  3. To my mind, even Christianity is a “remix” and it seems to me that the sooner Christians get used to this idea, the easier they’ll find it to relate to non-Christian folks & faiths. 🙂

  4. I knew you was going to say that, Tracie. That’s why I said it myself in the post. Not that it stopped you. Women! 🙂

  5. What’s really shocking is this: I read your thought out to Joe, and he immediately started defending the institutional Church right off the bat. He can be rather traditionalist at times…but I guess that stands to reason, former Roman Catholic that he is. 🙂

  6. “You’d think the people would have had enough of silly god things.
    But I look around me and I see it isn’t so, oh no…
    Some people want to fill the world, with silly god things
    And what’s wrong with that?
    I’d like to know.
    ‘Cause here I go,…AGAIN”.

    The Glee remix
    Sung by Richard Dorkins of course