Michael Horton, Polio, Two Kingdoms and Your Favorite Food

The proposition:

“Do we really need Christian pop music for our entertainment or Christian cookbooks?  Is there really a Christian method of making stir-fry?” (Michael Horton, Where in the World,196)

The answer:

What makes anti-vaccination movements possible?  Forgetfulness.  Amnesia.  The blessing of a vaccine can be its curse.  It enables its beneficiaries to take their health so for granted that we find them arguing against the very thing that preserves their health.

The blessing of Christian cultural influence can also be a curse.  For it enables its beneficiaries to take its resulting cultural homogeneity so for granted that we find them arguing against the very thing that provides it.  The only thing that makes this sort of Privatism possible, or even plausible, is cultural amnesia.  People with amnesia forget how they got to where they are.

This is a good read by Brian Mattson!