Slate article on “Christian culture”

This article about “Christian culture” is worth reading in my opinion. Some might take offense and some might agree with many of the sentiments. Regardless, it is a worthwhile read. Here are some of the more thought-provoking quotes:

A Christian can now buy books, movies, music—and anything else lowbrow to middlebrow—tailor-made for his or her sensibilities.”

“The problem is that purity boundaries are hard to police in the Internet age. Show a kid a Christian comedian, and soon he’s likely to discover that the guy is a pale imitation of this much funnier guy…”

“At a Christian retail show…there are rip-off trinkets of every kind—a Christian version of My Little Pony and the mood ring and the boardwalk T-shirt (“Friends don’t let friends go to hell”). There is Christian Harlequin and Christian chick lit and Bibleman, hero of spiritual warfare. There are Christian raves and Christian rappers and Christian techno, which is somehow more Christian even though there are no words.”

“Didn’t Jesus chase the money changers out of the temple? In other words, isn’t there something wrong with so thoroughly commercializing all aspects of faith?”

The article in its entirety:
http://www.slate.com/id/2190482

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