It was probably foolish of me to add anything to better commentary out there about James Holmes and the Aurora shootings. Probably even sillier to open up my copy of Fr. Seraphim Rose’s book “Nihilism” and try to see how our culture really rates these days. But that’s what I did for this month’s post on OCN’s blog The Sounding.
In the weeks after the July 20 shooting at a movie theater, we have begun to go through the public soul-searching that follows such shocking events, and over the course of the trial, we’ll try to figure out the man and the circumstances, looking for clues. But I feel like we never want to investigate the matter very doggedly or courageously, since we may not like the results. Since I feel that way, it’s hypocritical of me to attempt the same thing and even drag a movie character in for analysis. But I feel like there’s a teachable moment, even if it’s not a very pleasant one.
We all know that the world’s culture is growing coarser and colder, but do we know how far the cancer has progressed? Do we want to know? What can the real killer and the fake movie killer tell us about where we are?
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