No medium is excessively dangerous if its users understand what its dangers are....– Neil Postman, Amusing ourselves to death: Public discourse in the age of show business (1986)
Read for pleasure. Read junk. Read every kind of book. But read for pleasure....– W.S. Merwin
You’ve probably noticed that opinion pollsters go out of their way to include as...– Scott Adams (via azspot) I drive home from class during the noon hour almost everyday and find myself listening to the most ignorant people during the call-in shows, which always seem to happen at that time. Morons are given a public voice, and the moderator always seems to have to interrupt the...
Yet I remain unconvinced that the difference between Britain and the US, when it...– Stanley Hauerwas (via azspot)
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#1 Making Converts. I’ve always felt uneasy about the idea that Christians should be seeking to make converts. Am I wrong in thinking that the making of converts is a task associated with Islam, rather than Christianity? Perhaps I have a flawed understanding of the Gospel, but I always thought the purpose of evangelism is not to make converts but to make, as Christ commanded, disciples—and to...
Mumford… shows how, beginning in the fourteenth century, the clock made us...– -Neil Postman Amusing Ourselves to Death (Currently Reading)
Public discourse craves attention like a child. Texts clamor at us. Images...– Michael Warner - Publics and Counterpublics