Thursday, February 7, 2008

Christian Science Monitor and me!

For what it is worth, I'm in this article in the Christian Science Monitor about GodTube. Briefly. In the back. The article, itself, is a fairly unremarkable piece about that less than thrilling phenomenon, GodTube, where the author opines (correctly, I feel, for what it's worth) that GodTube will never be a good mechanism of ministry, but rather simply confirming what Christians (and even non-Christians) already believe about Christianity. The people who go there will go to be confirmed in their biases, either for or against Christianity.

I almost think *I* should write an article for CSM about GodTube, hehe, as it exists in a continuum where conservative Christians are increasingly opting out of secular society altogether. I think that's the more important message behind GodTube, how many Christians are together giving up on anything that isn't overtly and publicly Christian, and a sign of increasing defensiveness and closemindedness amongst particular conservative Christian populations. Tho', I suspect, that sort of gig isn't what the Christian Science Monitor is about.

Still, I'm mentioned!

4 comments:

divabeq said...

You're mentioned by name in a major national publication!! Woohoo!

breakerslion said...

Kudos for being polite enough to get at least some material posted to GodTube. The hypersensitive sensibilities of the godstruck never cease to amuse me. Even the Victorians had enough overt hypocrisy to prevent them from being insufferable.

handmaiden said...

Well, I was going to say what breakerslion said but he said it so much better so...well, except the part about the Victorians, that was original, I didn't think of that!. The polite part though, I thot of that too. "Christian Science Monitor" that has to be one of the best titles for a newsworthy publication doesn't it? it sounds so credible.

Tor Hershman said...

Moi’s, officially ignored, film/research
into the origin of Christendom ain't in the CSM.

Since the film is
the awful facts it must be disregarded by those that tout
the beautiful untruths.

The Religious Authorities, and those that GAIN from there being religions [e.g., People in the “Business” of Atheism], always say NOT to view that which they DO want you to see and avert their eyes, and remain quite silent, about that which they hope you will not chance upon.

Part I

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZzY2bVsZK5s

Part II

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sckuqPulRGk

Stay on groovin’ safari,
Tor