I like reading Carl Trueman’s blogs. More than I appreciated going to his lectures. Have I mentioned that already? Anyway, Dr Trueman begins by having a go at the Superbowl but in the middle nails consumerism with a shot to the head.
“Why the obsession with the commercials? Yes, some of them are funny; but is it not sad that it appears that the cleverest minds, and so much money, are focused on such things? And that the population spend so much time talking about them? Do these people have no lives? No homes and families to go to? We worry (or at least some of us still do) about explicit violence and pornography on television — but what about the pornography of acquisition, the million brain-changing signals from the flat screen in the corner that tell us that we are what we buy, and that happiness is just one or two purchases away?”