May 18, 2010

Complaints, I Have One

With sooo many Catholic blogs, I expect there to be commentary on nearly any religious topic under the sun, so imagine my surprise when there is nothing, apparently, on Adam Gopnik's article on Jesus in the latest New Yorker. I haven't read it yet, but went to the Catlick blog search engine and came up with no hits. I'm guessing that the overlap between Catholic bloggers and readers of the liberal New Yorker is small.

10 comments:

William Luse said...

Is it available online?

TS said...

Indeed it is.

Darwin said...

I went and read it yesterday after seeing your mention, but I'm still not sure I'd have much of anything to say about it. Other than that when reading that sort of thing I always get this sense of alienation that I'm living in Western Culture, which still has a connection to people like Augustine and Dante, and most of the educated world finds that a landscape more foreign than another planet.

TS said...

Well I think you saved me from having to read it. That's part of what I was looking for, whether it's worth reading.

Amy Welborn said...

Ah, I hadn't seen it - The New Yorker is one of the few mags I still subscribe to and read on paper, and I haven't received that issue yet.

TS said...

I did jump the gun there since the print edition isn't even out...

Amy Welborn said...

It was in my mailbox when I got home from karate (not me - Joseph). I'll be giving it a read 2night.

BettyDuffy said...

The blind leading the blind, from one ambiguity to another. As long as you're always confused, you don't have to change your life.

And I hate the cutesy comparison of the disciples to Dharma bums. That kind of thing, liberals pointing out that "Jesus is such a RAD-ical," as though it would be news to anyone who's read the Bible, while it may have been true, really does nothing for me. Because if he was just out to banish convention, his message, and the Gospels, and what he did, would not have sustained Christians for two-thousands years--which seems the obvious question that Gopnik never asks: not "what did Jesus do?" but "What does Jesus do?" Of course, to ask that question would lose him any credibility with the New Yorker.

Chris said...

Bart Ehrman, Jesus semin... yaaaaawn.

Roz said...

Well, I skimmed it, and I came away with my standard response to a fair amount of New Yorker-type writing: Lots of $64 words, not a lot of thought. Did I miss something important?