One of my new (semi-favorite) shows that I like to watch is Fringe. Last night was a re-run but it reminded me about the twists taking place in the story line and how Olivia Dunham’s boss, Agent Broyles is doing stuff without her knowledge. It weaves an interesting thread of secrecy, mistrust, and simply who’s up to what! I like mysteries in all forms but I think the deceit stuff plays an interesting role in society, culture, and relationships in general. I think we are a fairly gullible society at large and that some of this unrealistic TV stuff becomes very real in our daily interactions. But that is just my cynical, skeptical, yet hopeful opinion.

About Jim Hoffman

Pastor, teacher, leader, novice blogger, wanna be author and Christian conversationalist. Passionate about environmental architecture - creating spaces where people can foster new or growing relationships with each other and God. Currently leads a faith community on Ward Parkway in Kansas City and happily married to Margaret. Blessed with four adult children and two grandsons.
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One Response to Fringe

  1. 2Cents says:

    I, too, like Fringe, though I think that sometimes the individual episodes lose sight of the greater story arc. Still, it does raise some interesting thought processes.I think that there is definitely an element of scary gullibleness, or at least tremendous TV influence in society. Two quick examples…1. After CSI became a wildly popular series of TV shows, there was a massive influx of people seeking forensics education2. Many of the things that Sarah Palin is known for were actually popularized by Tina Fey in the Saturday Night sketches (“I can see Russia from my house!”) rather than the facts.Probably not a good sign for our educational system, and very fertile ground for those who would mislead people for their own selfish gain.

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