Scott at Bloggernacle Times has been putting on a very impressive Behind the Music retrospective about the old Banner of Heaven blog. The hair, the women, the trashed hotel rooms — it’s all there, complete with interviews with band members (Brian G. comes clean about the infamous “no brown M&M’s” contract),
groupies band aids, and even the occasional critic.
In fact, about the only point that Scott seems to have missed so far is the group’s hidden apologetic purpose.
What apologetic purpose, you ask? Only that a widely read book — also widely perceived as hostile towards the church — was google-bombed halfway into oblivion. Now, curious souls who google “Banner of Heaven” are as likely to read about X-boxes or the speculation train as they are to learn about Mountain Meadows. Apologetics, meet Web 2.0.
And the apologetic stone cut without hands will roll forth virally, until it has overcome the entire Googleverse. Amen.