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A Weblog Dedicated to the Discussion of the Christian Faith and 21st Century Life
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I do not seek to understand that I may believe, but I believe in order to understand. For this also I believe, –that unless I believed, I should not understand.-- St. Anselm of Canterbury (1033-1109)

Friday, July 29, 2016

On the Danger of Satire

from Scot McKnight at Jesus Creed:
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A steady diet of satire, which seems to have infected Christian social media during this election season, is soul-destroying, especially when one remains anonymous and especially when it goes on indefinitely about the same person.

Why do I say this? Satire turns the human gaze against others, even if at first in fun, and learns to hold Eikons, humans made in God’s image, up for ridicule and insult. It has its own way of becoming a cancer of cynicism, eventually eating the soul. I was a reader of The Wittenburg Door in its early years, and its impact was to turn people against other Christians.

Feasting on others such comes with a price. It is the opposite of godliness.
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The entire post can be read here.

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