ISIS, Christianity and thoughts I don’t want to think
Sober and alert, for the days are evil .. God, let us not deceive ourselves!
On Sunday night, as Twitter and Facebook were reporting that 21 Egyptian Christians had been murdered by ISIS, I ignored them and watched the “Saturday Night Live” anniversary special.
On Monday, as the story gained more traction, I dutifully changed my Facebook profile to the number 21 in honor of the dead, and then went about the rest of my day before coming home to write a blog about my great spiritual sacrifice: not using my Smart Phone during Lent.
Tonight, I came home and wrote about the upcoming Oscars, my great contribution to the world being my ability to be witty when discussing what some have called the world’s glitziest employee-of-the-month ceremony. I wrote about “Selma,” “Boyhood” and “Birdman” as if they were cornerstones of our culture, and as if their performance at the Oscars would change the course of our society. Meanwhile, I’m distracting myself from thinking about…
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