Religious stations throughout northern Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina and Virginia dominate the FM dial. There is preaching, proselytizing, music interspersed with bible verses, Country Western bible music, plain ole bible music, and WWJD attitude for miles. It was a challenge to locate Public Radio at all.
While we could not bear to listen to religious radio for very long while driving through the countryside, we did catch a few grains of brimstone here and there. What I did notice was not so much the content but a tone that was either new or, more likely new to my perception. I can only describe this tone or nuance as anxiety. It seems as though the fundamentalists are terrified that the secularization of society (read: sin) will bring on the wrath of God and that they, the innocent bystanders will be caught in the crossfire.
They are no longer concerned about the souls of sinners except insofar as the retribution directed at sinners will affect their nice little lives with their rigid delusional beliefs. Their awareness is accompanied by desperation; the B-bangers seem to take seriously their responsibility to convert the larger secular society, not because they have any genuine love for the souls of sinners, but because they really fear that their failure to do so will be their undoing.
Perhaps the fundamentalist evangelical point of view is really failing to reach beyond its source community to significantly influence contemporary culture and mores. Are the bangers developing a real inferiority complex?