relevant but indistinguishable

I know I’m meant to be furiously writing, but I’ve just spotted this surprisingly hard-hitting comment on a BBC article about satire through the ages – ‘From Hogarth to Hislop.’

Joe from Birmingham says:

Perhaps today Hogarth would satirise the Christian church, whose manifesto includes care for the poor (Luke 4) and the earth itself (Genesis 1) – as if we’d noticed. Others have taken up the agenda, while the church is busy making itself “relevant to” (i.e. indistinguishable from) self-centred society at large.

Short, but startlingly to the point.

Now back to work.

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