Amusing Ourselves To Death

I suppose Neil Postman wasn’t far from my thoughts when I added the weakest link line to my blog title. For all the expensive technology and the worthy intentions, television (Postman would claim electronic media in general but it has to be TV in particular) tends to the trivial. Sure as a bowling ball follows its bias, TV glorifies the banal and the extreme.

And, I suggest religious TV is no different. Flick through the channels; cast your eye down the titles and subject matter in the listings. Is there a channel that doesn’t purvey a series of programmes offering miracles or get rich quick schemes?

In my experience if you really want to hear God speak you’ll hear him clearest in a church or home Bible study near you.

~ by electrictelegraph on December 20, 2010.

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