One prism to view our culture through is the prism of addiction. In his book O Brave New Church Mark Stibbe compares our culture’s behaviour to that of an addictive person.
Our culture does not neccesarily overtly praise addiction, but we only have to look at the lives of its most lauded citizens to see the power of addictive behaviour. In the past PR guru’s covered up the addictive behaviour of celebrities, but now the young and blonde celebutant set in Hollywood wears their addictive behaviour as a badge of honor.
However this plague of addiction points to a deeper sore upon the Western soul. Read More