Religion as entertainment (aka “drug”).

Have Americans become entertainment junkies, constantly in need of bigger and more frequent hits? In his book, Amusing Ourselves to Death, Neil Postman makes the case that we are at great risk. He argues that America, by its incessant need to be amused, is becoming a brain-drained-land of docile sheep led to the slaughter of complacency. If it is true, if constant entertainment and our need for it has a way of slowly turning us into numb-minded audience zombies, will religion in America (particularly Christianity) try to capitalize on this? Or has it already? I’ll let you decide. Below are a couple quotes from Postman’s book, along with some thought-provoking photos. All food for thought!

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