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2012 | 1 | 189-206

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Sacrum profokowane – mystērion vs. happening. Koegzystencja religii i kultury masowej


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Provoked sacrum - mystērion vs. happening. The coexistence of religion and popular culture

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The Sunday crisis is well-described fact, and it is not our goal or purpose of identifying the causes and proposing solutions. However, note that even in the language term “Sunday” has been superseded by “weekend”. If the language is a testament to our culture, customs and way of thinking, this shift of emphasis of meaning is significant. Now it is time for this to reflect on whether we, creating the church laity and clergy, do not contribute to the cultural clash with the culture of the weekend Sunday. By introducing into our temples pseudo-artistic experiments or using marketing methods to spread the truths of faith bring to blur the boundaries between the sacred and the secular, common and ordinary. Is the priest at Mass cycling, or spill beer on the floor of the church is for us a clear sign of sacred place where we gather for liturgy? Does the use of sensationalism and news of the first and last pages of newspapers for interior space, which is a place of prayer and to create the conditions for reflection on death and resurrection of our Lord, it really wakes up? Maybe the artist, even if they claim to be believers, but engaged in the preaching of art, which is save humanity and the spirit, is more effective in preaching, for his work – away from the walls of the church, but in a relaxed family – no idiom, exudes, but open to religious experience. Firmly and emphatically said Cardinal. Joseph Ratzinger: “The trivialization of faith is not a new culture, but the denial of it and the counter-cultural prostitution”. It is worth to rethink these words.







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  • Wydziału Nauk Społecznych Uniwersytetu Papieskiego Jana Pawła II w Krakowie


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