28 October 2009

Something's Gotta Give....

"The danger is not that religion has become the content of [television] but that [television] may become the content of religion....
[One example is that] on television, religion, like everything else, is presented, quite simply and without apology, as an entertainment. Everything that makes religion an historic, profound and sacred human activity is stripped away; there is no ritual, no dogma, no tradition, no theology, and above all, no sense of spiritual transcendence. God comes out as second banana."


  • Neil Postman, in Amusing Ourselves to Death (1984).