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Geoffrey Hill in Illuminating Shadows notes: "As ironic modern worshippers we congregate at the cinematic temple. We pay our votive offering at the box office. We buy ritual corn. We hush in reverent anticipation as the lights go down and the celluloid magic begins. Throughout the filmic narrative we identify with the hero. Vilify the antihero. We vicariously exult in the victories of the drama. And we are spiritually inspired by the moral of the story, all while believing we are modern techno-people, devoid of religion. Yet the depth and intensity of our participation reveal a religious fervor that is not much different from that of religious zealots."
Just comes across with a lack of self awareness and far too earnest. Religion is a fundamental need, and seeing as Christianity is currently unfashionable with the majority of people in this country, the need for ritual is manifest in other ways.
think of football terraces. I will never ever be able to go to the cinema again without turning to whoever I'm with and saying 'hey, we really should go and buy some ritual corn'
In terms of moral beliefs or practical applications of those beliefs?
What attempts at assertiveness are you referring to?
literally the last thing I want.
I'm off to binge drink