Non-believers quickly label Christians as judgmental and sinful. They will say that Christians should keep quiet and to themselves. Even some other Christians believe this. Kanye West, though, is reminding Christians to stay loud and speak out. In an interview with GQ magazine, West said: “I feel that we all have sin, and when certain […]
Because of NBC’s distribution agreement with DirecTV which allows DirecTV subscribers first crack at this season of one of the best show’s on television, “Friday Night LIghts”, I have had to get creative in trying to watch the show ( I am not a subscriber to the dish service and I can’t wait until next summer to watch the show on NBC.). And just when I think I can’t find one more reason to write about the brilliance of “Friday Night Lights,” the show proves me wrong by continuing to provide outstanding, life-affirming moments.
In what might be considered a throwaway scene, Tami Taylor and Julie Taylor are leaving church and Tami comment abut the way people are treating her at church lately now that Eric is coachng across town. Julie , in an attempt to show support comments that this is the way church is . It is filled with people who act “sweet and holy” but are really “b—-y and judgmental.” The wise Tami doesn’t miss a beat, explaining the world is filled with hypocrites so her daughter better have a better reason than that to not like church.
It’s an experience/struggle many parents can relate to: the desire to steer the child in the right direction while realizing your child is an individual who needs to discover his or her own answer to the big questions of life. “FNL” touched on this theme last season with the sex talk Tam had with Julie and now the show has given fans one more transcendent moment by fealressly yet subtlely taking on the question of faith.
It’s one more reason to praise the show while continuing to lose my faith in any major network to recognize really smart TV that mainstream America craves.