One of the most popular forms of entertainment is the sitcom. Often the comedy is provided in the form of biting putdowns. That is, each cast member is given cutting lines which they use to pronounce their judgement on the morals and conduct of the other character in the sitcom. Unfortunately, we imitate what we see others do, even when they are just pretending.
I could say a lot of cynical and sarcastic things here, observe the irony, engage in some gallows humor, attack the messenger, and generally engage in some frolicking good times, but several commenters on facebook have already beat me to it.
I wish I could tell you that I would never do such things, that I am virtuous and good, willing to overlook everyone’s flaws rather than to engage in ridicule and mockery, but it just isn’t true. I love to vent and blow off some steam, especially when it comes to cultural icons, politicians, and prosperity preachers. That’s not all bad, a bit of irreverence is good for the soul, especially if one is counter-acting the reverence sometimes invested in mere men. I mean, for crying our loud come on down off that pedastal and join the mere mortals….
Just the same there is something to be said for…
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