Wednesday, February 04, 2009

Past due

Anthony Esolen looks at a number of recent Super Bowl ads and reflects on their larger, underlying messages:
So I am watching the Super Bowl. I am not sure why I am doing this. That is, I am not sure why Christians continue to put up with the abuse. We aren't married to the mass media, are we? It is not time for us to walk out on an exhausted fascination with self-loathing and animality; not time for us to turn our backs upon the anticulture. It was time years ago.

What, after all, do the haters of Christianity, who are also the haters of simple human decency, have to do to persuade us that we are not welcome in their midst? Do they have to go so far as to teach elementary children about sodomy? If only we were not so comfortable where we are, pretending to evangelize anticultural entities that now exist only to degrade. Some years ago, an evangelical group called for a mass Exodus by Christians from public schools. But we do get used to the taste of leeks and onions. Egypt is darned rich, and the desert is long and empty and dry.
This is another essay worth reading in its entirety.


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