There’s Something about the Combination of Technological Sophistication and Brain-Deadness…

…that is the unique character of our time:

It is, as human sin often is, both heart-breaking and really funny. Scripture and the tradition don’t actually talk all that much about the human faculty for humor. I’m not aware of a Theology of Humor out there. And yet one of the marks of sanctity seems to be the ability to laugh, particularly at one’s self. “Angels can fly because they take themselves lightly” said Chesterton, while Thomas More remarked that “The devil, the proud spirit, cannot endure to be mocked.”

Our deeply sinful culture is more and more obsessed with not feeling “shame” and with “bullying”. In less charitable moments, I find myself wondering how much of that is really concern for the weak and vulnerable (a noble aim) and how much of it is simply a tool used by shameless bullies to silence critics.

Anyway, I liked the video.

HT: Kevin O’Brien.

"Great post, Mark. Really enjoyed Bishop Barron's piece as well."

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