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Monday, April 12, 2010

Karma Chameleon

Do you remember that song: "Karma Chameleon" by Boy George? I did forget how shocking Boy George is to see - I pulled up that picture and hesitated for a moment before posting it. Look what the 80's did to people!

This song came to mind when I was thinking about responses to culture. One response to culture is to just roll with it - to become a chameleon that shifts with each passing fad. People do this, but so do churches. There is always the church in town that is the hippest at any given time. They're playing the right music in the right way. Their preacher is saying the right things. They are cool - for now.

This is a problematic response to culture though. In the end you either get left in some ridiculous trendy backwater ala Boy George, or you end up with no sense of identity at all because you just keep changing and don't know how to stop.

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