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Theological reflection on living the spiritual life in a global information and entertainment culture. For this people's heart has grown dull, and their ears are heavy of hearing, and their eyes they have closed, lest they should perceive with their eyes and hear with their ears, and understand with their heart, and turn to me to heal them.
That call means that we have to scrutinize not only our individual lives but also our collective life as members of local, national and global cultures.
The meanings, attitudes and values, symbols and myths which form the public background to our private lives have to be identified, examined and judged. If they are found wanting we should be prepared to challenge them and, as far as possible, change them. Today that means scrutinizing, challenging and trying to change public culture that is expressed and mediated by global communication media.
Christian discernment means looking at and listening to our mediated culture with the eyes and ears of Christ. We are asked to see truly and hear clearly the sights and sounds of media so that we may know what values and meanings are informing our culture.
But it is difficult to see and hear in a world filled with noise, noise that we take for granted.
We tend to become conscious of the media only occasionally. Sometimes the media make us angry when they bring the news of human stupidity or they frighten us with news of human or natural disasters; occasionally they stir us to compassion by the report of human misery.
On rare occasions we may think about what kind of comedy makes us laugh or what makes a drama gripping. Yet more rarely we may see a film or listen to music that awakens us to feelings of awe and wonderment.
For the most part, however, the media are simply there, providing an unremitting stream of news and views, images and sounds, information and entertainment. The media are, most of the time, nearly invisible to us; technologies of which we are most aware when they are absent, when the television breaks down or the newspaper fails to appear.
The Media Are the "Massage" We are creatures of habit and our uses of the media are mostly habitual, unreflecting and routine. From the time the alarm clock and the radio announce that the day has begun until we fall asleep in front of the television screen at night, our senses are bombarded by media images and sounds.
Throughout the day, at home, office or factory, in the car or on the train, we turn to radio, newspaper, magazine, television, paperback or ipod to pass the time, provide topics of conversation or keep us "up-to-date.
Marshall McLuhan referred to this state of affairs when he coined the phrases "the medium is the message" and "the medium is the massage.
We may criticize this or that television program for its content, but we never question the fact that we spend so much of our leisure time with the television or that we use the radio simply for background music. As McLuhan intimates, we have allowed the media to "massage" us into an unreflective and undiscriminating cultural consumption.
Critical awareness has to begin not with the content of the mass media, but with the presence of the media in daily life. Unless we are prepared to liberate ourselves from the compulsion to view, listen or read simply to "pass the time," critical awareness will be no more than a commentary on our own dependence.
We have to choose times when we switch off the radio, ignore the television and put the paper aside. Discernment, like prayer, requires a measure of silence and solitude in our life. All of us need to find "peace and quiet" amid the endless routines of daily life.
Disengaging every now and then from the noise of the media provides precious moments in which to listen to God and to examine how far we are creative and free in our media use. Why is it that we switch on the radio in the morning or the television at night?
Is it because we wish to listen to or watch some particular program, or is it to fill up the silence? Do we use the newspaper and the television as devices for the avoidance of conversation with those with whom we live?
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