Unplug Those Headphones

The minister in the movie Footloose railed against the evils of dancing but a recent column by Daniel P. Moloney of the National Review Online has taken things a few steps further:

“In this regard, the consumerism and relativism of the West can be just as dangerous as the totalitarianism of the East: It’s just as easy to forget about God while dancing to an iPod as while marching in a Hitler Youth rally. There’s a difference, to be sure, but hardly anyone would contest the observation that in elite Western society, as in totalitarian Germany, the moral vocabulary has been purged of the idea of sin. And if there’s no sense of sin, then there’s no need for a Redeemer, or for the Church.”

(HT: Andrew Sullivan)