Autorul articolului de AICI găseşte o paralelă foarte interesantă între ce face şi ce conţine Facebook (ne arată momentele fericite, urcuşurile, mai puţin coborîşurile şi căderile). La fel se întîmplă în bisericile noastre mai nou. Enunţăm o escatologie deja realizată, o celebrare înainte de vreme. Păcatul şi căderea sînt uitate, iar Domnul este dator să ne ţină fericiţi şi zîmbitori, doldora de evenimente fericite precum pe Facebook.
By showcasing the most witty, joyful, bullet-pointed versions of people’s lives, and inviting constant comparisons in which we tend to see ourselves as the losers, Facebook appears to exploit an Achilles’ heel of human nature,” Copeland writes. “And women-an especially unhappy bunch of late-may be especially vulnerable to keeping up with what they imagine is the happiness of the Joneses.”
Our worship songs are typically celebrative, in both lyrical content and musical expression. In the last generation, a mournful song about crucifixion was pepped up with a jingly-sounding chorus, “It was there by faith I received my sight, and now I am happy all the day!”
Nobody is as happy as he seems on Facebook. And no one is as “spiritual” as he seems in what we deem as “spiritual” enough for Christian worship. Maybe what we need in our churches is more tears, more failure, more confession of sin, more prayers of desperation that are too deep for words.
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