Last weekend I wrote a post encouraging readers to “Make Culture!” YouTuber RazörFist/The Rageaholic inspired the post with his video “Don’t Cry About The Culture. BECOME The Culture.” His premise—which I riffed on for a few hundred words—is simple: go out and make your own culture (books, comic books, movies, stories, art, etc.), rather than complaining about the debased culture we have.
I ended that (shamefully short, for a paid post) piece arguing that “Razör is right. We need to be out there creating stuff. If you can’t create, support those who do (thanks, y’all!).” Even after one week—plenty of time for a man to lose his mettle and totally reverse course—I stand by that statement.
But as I’ve mulled over the matter of culture creature a bit more, I’ve come to realize that in order to make good culture—even an alternative culture to the worldliness of Western culture today—we need to revive culture, or at least interest in culture. Whether we like it or not, anything we create is going to draw some of its sap from the current, withering plant of mainstream Western culture.
Of course, that doesn’t mean all of it has to derive from that source. The Ultimate Source of Culture for the West should be—and historically has been—the Bible. The Bible is the Inspired Word of God; it’s also a rich text full of history, drama, poetry, metaphor (and that’s coming from a Biblical literalist!), rhetoric, literature, songs, and on and on.
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