POC Blog

The random technotheolosophical blogging of Reid S. Monaghan

More Crazy Behavior...

More evidence that Western Popular Culture is heading towards savagery. Last night we simply shut down the Super Bowl half-time show and missed quite a show. It seems that entertainers will go to no ends to shock people and push envelopes. It seems there is quite an outrage because of the vulgarity of the show - but is it not a bit ironic that the very next show on CBS last night was "Survivor" - featuring a fully naked man with a small fuzzed out screen area. A few more quotes from Chesterton:
  • Before one takes down a fence, one should ask why it was there in the first place...
  • Meaninglessness does not come from being weary of pain, meaninglessness comes from being weary of pleasure
From the sports world today we often see more of the same - sexual assaults, violent celebrations (Boston, last night), etc.. Yet there are bright spots there as well - we are priviledged to work with many of those. February is always a crazy month for me. I will likely write between 300-400 e-mails this month (seriously). Between planning our AIA retreat, recruiting and corresponding with students applying/interested in the Czech Project, and serving the local VTAIA ministry - this month seems to be a flurry for us. There is a part of me which likes the activity, part of me which loathes it. I am praying that I make the time for reflection, study, and a little bloggin here and there this month. So far God has been faithful and is keeping me hungry for his Word. Out