Tuesday, 27 April 2010

Phoney alert

Over the weekend, I listened to a good friend moan and moan about the lack of organic foods at their local supermarket. In their eyes it was "outrageous that the big supermarket chains were failing massively to provide wholesome and natural foods that would ensure our children are brought up healthily." Hmmmmmm... Really? I wasn't sure why I couldn't find myself agreeing entirely with this rant and then today I read this insightful post from Douglas Wilson and I think he gets right to the bottom of the issue...

One of our great problems today is that Christians have gotten caught up in our culture-wide quest for authenticity. We want our jeans authentic (pre-ripped at the factory), we want our apples authentic (grown locally instead of somewhere else), we want our music authentic (underground bands nobody ever heard of), we want our lettuce authentic (organically manured), we want our literature authentic (full of angst), we want our movies authentic (subtitles), and we want our coffee tables authentic (purchased from a genuine peasant while we were on some eco-tour or other). In short, we are a bunch of phonies. We are superficial all the way down.

For the full post see Superficial All the Way Down

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