The Theology Pugcast: Consumerism as Worldview
Glenn introduces consumer-choice as a kind of worldview in today’s show.
Consumer choice is a fine thing when it comes to fast-food and designer clothing, but where does it end? Should we get to choose everything? Is consumer choice the apogee of freedom, or in some paradoxical way its denial and a form of slavery?
Glenn dares to say that people shouldn’t get to chose certain things–their family members for instance, or their religion. When it comes to the most important things we are choosers, we’re receivers. And that entails an entirely different logic.