How TV Ruined Your Life
Do not watch this if you don’t like swearing. I’m not saying I like swearing, I’m just saying… Well, anyhow. I really enjoyed this, and you have until 19th Feb to watch it.
I haven’t seen a sharper, angrier, and yet more challenging satire on our fascination with ‘aspirational telly’: aspirational homes, aspirational lifestyles, aspirational appearances and aspirational families. The take-off of The Apprentice is brilliant, and the challenge to parents (though crushingly nihilistic) is not a million miles from Jean Twenge’s wise counsel in her book on narcissism: Generation Me.
The sound track of this 30 min prog ends with Amazing Grace, and despite its generally godless outlook, that is exactly what’s being lost in our image-driven culture.
As for the language, I don’t defend it, but a quick glace at Ezekiel 23 shows how prophetic ire can enlist graphic sexual imagery to expose unrighteousness – using the language of ‘lewdness’ against itself. If this is 21st century prophecy, wash your ears out and give it a listen!