Concordia and Koinonia

Last evening (February 24th), Seth McFarlane,  host of the Oscars  said:  

“It’s Sunday, everybody’s dressed up,” he told the glittering crowd. This is like church, only with more people praying.”

Sadly, McFarlane’s joke cuts to the bone because it is probably true, but it did not stop there, the Oscars had a ‘sermon’. First Lady Michelle Obama made a surprise ‘visit’ via satellite on the Academy Awards show  and said,

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“(This year’s movies) taught us that love can endure against all odds and transform our lives in the most surprising ways. And they reminded us that we can overcome any obstacle if we dig deep enough and fight hard enough and find the courage to believe.”

In other words: movies  teach and so create belief, and “transform our lives”. This  is a pale imitation of the Word of God…

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