Tuesday, May 02, 2006
All Together: "In the city or in the woods..."
"...help keep Cath-o-lics...looking good. Hoot hoot!"
Could you sing that? Then the latest call to the moral life may be for you. A local webmaster has released a new web campaign to raise the moral conscience of Gen-X Catholics by incorporating a nostalgic favorite of 1970s public service announcements: Smokey the Bear.
"I think it will go over big," said Francis Delton. "I mean, it just came to me, and I couldn't get the d$%^ jingle out of mind for three days. That has to have an impact on the formation of moral character, right?"
Delton is using The Ironic Catholic as a resource for others to keep pride at bay. "Pride is one of the cardinal sins, you know," he said. "And whoever this I.C. character is ...clearly she has no pride whatsoever. I mean, she laughed when a mack truck hit her, for crying out loud. That isn't humility, but it's definitely weird. Weirdness may not be a virtue, but it isn't a sin, and therefore moral improvement in the Christian life."
Delton plans to roll out his "Smokey the Sage Catholic" moral pronouncements over the next few weeks.
--I.C. (Hoot hoot!)