Dear Staff at "Being", While I always try to respect people's spiritual or religious convictions regardless of my own feelings, I found JOe Cater to be a bit self-righteous in his pietistic affectations and consecending judgements about the blues and soul traditions of Black music. Does he really expect life to be one long church service? I would think that MS Tipett would question his tired narrative about "blues vs Gospel" etal and ask him instead if they aren't woven together in the lives of Balck citizens. Then again, sorry to say, MS Tippett seems to have an appetite for simplistic narratives that serve the status quo. Religion and faith should not preclude critical thinking.
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