alien righteousness

“We seem to look to the profane first in an attempt to co-opt its coolness as our own, and then attempt to draw out nuggets of edification from it. When “‘The Sopranos’ has the power to lead you to greatness as it amplifies the wretchedness in us all.” With all due respect to Chris Seay and James Gandolfini, I’m all too aware of my own wretchedness, and watching Tony spout a string of profanities and whack people in increasingly interesting ways doesn’t exactly leave me feeling like I’m on a road to greatness or sanctification.”

Ted Kluck co-author with Kevin Deyoung in “Why We Love the Church: In Praise of Institutions And Organized Religion, page 58.

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