Thursday, January 28, 2010
In response to the question posed at the end of class...
There was a question posed at the very end of last class (and forgive me, I don't know your name) but it was about Christians, the author of the article in particular, who felt that their religion in an organized manner was being threatened by Star Wars. I kept thinking about this after our meeting and came to the conclusion that saying organized religion, mainly Christianity, is threatened by Star Wars is absolutely, one hundred percent mental. While I am not arguing pop culture has no affect on church attendance, I find it remarkably narrow minded to attribute that to any one factor. For several generations now there has been a decline in the number of people practicing organized religion ("Chreasters" included). The church, in a big way, has lost its power in the community. People and communities are no longer organized around the local church but it's not the fault of the Star Wars epic. Business of schedules, pop culture and the media in general, and the attitude of people toward organized religion have all lead to this change. If one feels threatened by Star Wars it stands to reason that the same person would be threatened by stores open on Sunday, the evening news, Vogue, and Lady Gaga to name a few.
Posted by Scolesies at 11:31 AM