My son is due any day now. A man at a recent talk I gave mentioned that he saw a billboard that predicted the 2nd coming of Christ on 5/21. I joked about being the Messiah’s father and how much of a surprise that would be.
Maybe he wasn’t the one to joke around about such things with because he started to quote scripture about the second coming and how we had no idea where on earth it would happen, but somehow we’d all see it, hear it, and know it.
Again (I’m dense), I joked that regardless of where Christ lands (rises, appears), we’d all find out about it on CNN from Wolf Blitzer.
“Probably not CNN,” he said, with an obvious dislike that the three letters just passed his lips. “I don’t think they would cover it. We’d hear about it on Fox News.”
Are we really this divided? Are networks nothing more than teams? The 2nd Coming would be the biggest news story ever, and you can bet your darn Neilsen ratings and your eternal soul that Anderson Cooper will be there in a too tight T-shirt amid horsemen, raining frogs, earthquakes, or whatever else is going down.
The fact we equate religiosity more to some networks than others is just one of the signs that our media has some issues.