Lesson One: The Purpose of Pop Culture

Therefore, over the next few sessions my dear fellows, we will be considering the delightful area of temptation called popular culture. The whole area is expanding exponentially at this time, and while we have some real experts already working in the field, there is always room for specialists. Perhaps some of you, when you advance to the amphibian and then finally to reptile class, will find a certain aptitude and be assigned to field work. It will seem glamorous of course, to be working in film, television, and 'media', but don't worry my dear slugs and flatworms, the glamour will soon wear off and you will realize you are just an ordinary tempter—working for little recognition and no reward except to know that you are serving our dark and glorious Lord below.

So then, you disgusting slime strings, you may open your textbooks to Chapter One—Images and Idols. Work your way through it, while I nip into the next room for a cup of lava. When I return . . . we'll have a little chat.

2/21/2011 5:00:00 AM
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    Fr. Dwight Longenecker is the Parish Priest of Our Lady of the Rosary Church in Greenville, South Carolina. His latest book is Catholicism Pure and Simple.
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