Will the lockdown turn us back to the Truth?

Apr 20, 2020 by

by Paul Huxley, Christian Concern:

Most of us going through the lockdown will never have experienced a world event that so monumentally affected all our day-to-day lives as much as the current coronavirus lockdown. Events like 9/11 and the fall of the Berlin Wall defined eras and generations but didn’t stop so many from going to work, playing sports or attending church.

In her message to the nation, the Queen hinted at the closest point of comparison by looking back at her very first message, in 1940, to children being evacuated because of the Blitz. Just as those who lived through World War 2 rarely took their freedom for granted, it seems likely that those who are now experiencing lockdown will be different because of it.

Reality has been mediated

In an interesting article for Vox, writer Alissa Wilkinson and anthropologist Tom de Zengotita reflect on how the lockdown might change people’s mentality: No one can opt out of this pandemic. And that will change us forever [NB: contains occasional swearing].

The interview talks about responses to the coronavirus bearing in mind de Zengotita’s 2005 book Mediated: How the Media Shapes Your World and the Way You Live in It.

Read here


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