Is ApologetiX just a safe alternative?
Here's what ApologetiX lyricist J. Jackson had to say about the subject to HM Magazine in 2004:
We're not out to provide a safe alternative to anything. Our parodies aren't intended to be nicotine patches for recovering rock and roll addicts.
Besides, our lyrics are anything but safe; they may be funny or ironic but they're in your face, and we try to cover all parts and aspects of the Bible. Furthermore, the salvation message is always loud and clear on every CD and at every concert.
And if we're copycats, at least we give credit where credit is due. Our CDs clearly state that what we are doing is a parody, and we always name the original artist, original song and original songwriters. We don't claim to be coming up with anything original. We don't even claim to be the first people to do Christian parodies.