Sensorium, Amusement, and You

2 thoughts on “Sensorium, Amusement, and You”

  1. It is no accident that leprosy is presented in Scripture as a type of sin. Leprosy removes feeling. It kills the nerve’s ability to feel pain or pleasure, rendering a person anesthetized to both, and to reality. Like leprosy, too much amusement paralyzes our natural response to both pain and pleasure as well, numbing our brains and our hearts, and desensitizing us to God’s still small voice. If sin is a violation of God’s purpose, then an overdose of amusement would definitely be an example. It is high time to wake out of sleep. Romans 13:11 Thanks for faithful words.

  2. I was wondering if you would agree with the assessment that your thoughts in this post are grounded on the idea of virtue ethics. Also, do you think that the notion of virtue ethics is completely the same as Biblical ethics or does it differ on some points? An interesting study to me would be to gather various verses in the Bible that speak of ethical transformation and compare and contrast them to virtue ethics. One complementary idea to your post (which you allude to) is what could be called the gospel reality of ethics, meaning that we obey out of the existential reality of the gospel, such as praise, thanksgiving, humility, service, and love. It seems to me that that would give us other powerful reasons to avoid overstimulating our sensoria and an addiction to a-musement. Thanks again for the great ideas.

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