A Nihilistic Christian?
I may have mentioned once or twice before that I have an irrational lack of fear of the void, and it’s mainly Jesus’ fault. When death has no edge, and you have a personal friendship with the creator of everything, how could anyone blame me? It’s all just a moment, made up of other moments.
It can be easy to start feeling a bit jaded from time to time, though, and its worthwhile to check myself occasionally. There’s a lot of worldly baggage that’s worth throwing to the wind so you can run faster. After you live in the light and true love of Jesus Christ for a while, crap stops mattering pretty quick.
Because eventually, it dawns on you how temporary things are. Especially in a fast-food, fast-fashion, fast-entertainment world like the one ours has become, things come and go in an instant. Just look at the phenomenon we call the Osborne effect for proof. The rapid leap in technological advancement over the last three decades is even theorized to contribute to the stereotypical millennial sense of malaise and exhaustion, and I can relate to that. My earliest memories include Final Fantasy on NES and programing the VCR to tape an episode of Barney — ruining my favorite VHS tape in the process, but that’s two for you. I was taught in 7th grade to use USB ports and floppy disks, the latter of which had vanished the next year. I remember opening Microsoft Word for the very first time in 2004 and feeling like this:
And now I’ve got all that crap and so much more on a cell phone in my pocket.
Even just recently, a teacher of mine had a college-level student who had to have him clarify what he meant by “clockwise” and “counter-clockwise.” This student isn’t retarded, or stupid, or blind. They’ve just never been familiarized with analog, because… Well, why? Aside from another term for “to the left” or “to the right”, it’s less and less important in the context of our world.