Why We Love Entertainment and Distraction

The lights must never go out,
The music must always play;
Lest we know where we are:
Lost in a haunted wood –
Children afraid of the dark
Who have never been happy or good.

– W.H. Auden, “September 1939”

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  1. The very Christians who are accused of being so other-worldly they are useless, are in fact able to face reality with eyes wide open.

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