July 27, 2010

Trivia and Trash

Here's something I recently read in Eugene Peterson's book, Run with the Horses: The Quest for Life at its Best (IVP, 1983):
"There is little to admire and less to imitate in the people who are prominent in our culture. We have celebrities but not saints. Famous entertainers amuse a nation of bored insomniacs. Infamous criminals act out the aggression of timid conformists. Petulant and spoiled athletes play games vicariously for lazy and apathetic spectators. People, aimless and bored, amuse themselves with trivia and trash."
Try enjoying an evening of television consumption after reading that one.

1 comment:

Loraine said...

Gosh, I think I'll read a book...