Thursday, April 26, 2007

Everything bad is good for you

Read lots of books on holiday, and this was the first, which was excellent and illuminating. It won't convince me to let the children spend all day in front of the TV (at the moment TV is restricted to Sundays and other special occasions) but it does make me feel less guilty about enjoying Lost and 24 so much!

I did wonder if there were any implications for how preaching is conducted - and how far preaching is culturally conditioned. He takes on Neil Postman's reference to the lengthy debates in the nineteenth century, and makes an interesting, and I think telling point, that some forms of truth are communicated more easily through television. Very interesting and engrossing book.

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