Wednesday, August 06, 2003

Secularization Is Anathema To Me

The secularization of our media, our literature and our daily lives is anathema to me. It appears to be so easy to place God in a box and leave Him out of all we do. If you are an atheist or an agnostic I can see that you would never mention God, but Christians should note His presence every once in a while. God should not be absent from our newspapers, our TV shows, our magazines, our books, our schools and our workplace.

Why can't we have a TV show with an Atheist, a Christian, a Jew and a Muslim just like the shows with an Asian, a Black, a Hispanic and a White? Why don't some of the characters in our dramas routinely go to church without comment? Why are so many novels written as if neither God nor religion ever entered a human being's thoughts?

So if you believe in God, let Him filter into your writing. And if you don't, please don't think I'm trying to cram God down your throat. I'm just trying to avoid having secularism crammed down mine.