Friday, July 14, 2006
(5:28 AM) | Adam Kotsko:
Friday Afternoon Confessional: Sucks to your ass-mar!I confess that I was disproportionately cruel to RIPope the last couple days. I confess that if my last comment to one of RIPope's threads hadn't been deleted, I would post something in response to this, the most idiotic sentence ever written in the history of blogs: "It seems, several years into the blog phenomenon, few have pondered much about the medium itself." Apparently he just doesn't ever read blogs, because at least a third of all the material posted on blogs is about "the medium itself." Or maybe it's just that no one had properly pondered it until RIPope graced us with his ponderous pondering? In any case, rest assured: the medium of blogging itself has now been pondered. At long last.
I confess that I got in a disappointingly small number of hours in my physical labor job the other day, primarily because Gmail wasn't delivering my e-mail all morning. I confess that I'm in such a spot right now that any positive cash flow is a gift from God, so I ultimately can't complain.
I confess that earlier this week there was a brief period when I was filled with a deep desire to read Tillich. It passed after about a half hour, but I did think it would be a good idea to refresh my memory, so I'm reading Dynamics of Faith. I confess that it was only in the last month that it occurred to me why Reinhold Niebuhr, Tillich, and process theology are so popular among my fellow theology students -- they're all American (though Tillich is only honorarily so). This makes my distrust of those figures and movements perhaps understandable. I confess that I am a self-hating American.