Thursday, January 31, 2013

The Deadly Dangers of Subtle Media Messages

In a panel discussion with Greg Beale, Carl Trueman offers a provocative analogy at the end of a longer conversation on media and materialism. The entire panel is worth a listen. The concluding minutes are particularly pastoral. This particular quote begins at the 1:21:19 mark:
Pornography and violence—it's like the guy running down your street wielding a chainsaw wearing a ski mask. You see him coming. You get into your house. You lock the door. You phone the police. Commercials, things like that—it's like sitting in your house and the chimney's blocked, and the house is slowly filling up with carbon monoxide. And by the time you realize the deadly dangers there, it's too late. You're already dead.

1 comment:

Kent Brandenburg said...

Carbon monoxide poisoning is not a separating issue with me.