Entertainment Forms Our Worldview in Subtle Ways

“Large parts of our visual lives affect in ways we routinely ignore. T.S. Eliot issues a similar caution with respect to what we read. What we read for profit, for example, our devotional reading, may not influence us as much as what we read for fun. Because the assumptions in the latter books are unnoticed, they seep into our consciousness and strike us deeply…. Similarly, the images of desire or the pursuit of pleasure inherent in our video environment create a certain vision of what it means to be human. This vision exercises a subtle but deep influence on us. What we watch for fun, for pure entertainment, affects us deeply as human beings and must be undertaken, Eliot argues, from a definite theological and ethical standpoint.”

William A. Dyrness, Visual Faith, 141.


About Danny Slavich

I am a Christian husband, father, pastor, and poet. I lead Pembroke Road Baptist Church a multi-cultural, multi-generational church in urban South Florida.
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