I stopped reading after 3 minutes.
As crappy as my college was I'm very thankful for the liberal arts education I received. I'm still amazed at grown men and women who can not for two seconds step out from their own narrow and limited perspectives.
I strongly agree with the people defending Shirley in here. He was not directly attacking Christianity, nor was he lumping people together. He said that if a band sings about religion a lot, they run the risk
of being lumped into the category of "Jesus rock" with other artists who are known for religious themes or praising in their music. He never said that all bands that sing about religion are that type of music, he was simply saying that people tend to generalize and lump them together.
Also, as Jason has argued previously, Shirley doesn't claim that religious people or religious bands are morons, he simply says that if you expect people to accept your ultimatum without question you are a moron or a bully. Think about it; if a teacher expects you to take every fact and lesson they give as truth without questioning it one bit, wouldn't you have your own opinion on the subject? Wouldn't you feel compelled to look at other points of view and challenge what you are taught, not necessarily to disprove it, but to draw your own conclusions and make an informed decision?
A lot of people are misconstruing what Shirley is saying. I'm not sure if people just didn't read closely enough or are just "conveniently" leaving out key words or ideas when they link together different parts of the article.