December 23rd, 2012 at 6 p.m.
Angels Trumpet Ale House
Topic: “Belief and Commitment in an Age of Skepticism and Irony”
Join us for conversation about what it means to believe in something and to make commitments, in a time when it’s unpopular to do so. We’ll look at this issue from at least a couple of different faith perspectives. Here’s a quote to get you thinking:
As a function of fear and pre-emptive shame, ironic living bespeaks cultural numbness, resignation and defeat. If life has become merely a clutter of kitsch objects, an endless series of sarcastic jokes and pop references, a competition to see who can care the least (or, at minimum, a performance of such a competition), it seems we’ve made a collective misstep. Could this be the cause of our emptiness and existential malaise? Or a symptom?
From: “How to Live Without Irony,” by Christy Wampole