Was everyone aware that Zondervan is owned by Harper Collins?  Harper Collins is owned by Rupert Murdoch who also conveniently owns Fox, Fox News, Myspace.com, Wall St Journal, The Sun, Down Jones, News Corp.  That actually pisses me off quite a bit.  I don’t know what it is, but I was hoping there was a little bit of purity in the Christian publishing business.  I had no idea that it was part of a massive media monopoly.  It makes me sick.  How much Christian literature is marketed and sold as nothing more than a marketable product?

It is stuff like this that makes me glad for the internet.  I don’t have to read, if I don’t want to, anything that has a stamp on it of some empire that doesn’t care about beauty.  I don’t have to sell out, if I don’t want to, to some empire that monetizes anything, no matter what it’s selling out to.  Now if only authors looked at it the same way and refused to allow their stuff to be controlled and directed by this empire.

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