I watched the “League of Denial” Frontline last week and I am now working my through the book. My impressions from it, “Culture makes us oblivious to the obvious.” It is striking to read about how surprised neuropathologists were at their surprise to the brain damage caused by the game of football.
So I have had a similar experience, but without the microscopes. Hmm, maybe it is not a very Christian thing to watch men fight to lose 20-30 years of their life.
We live in a culture of violence, excess, and immediate gratification. So activities, like football, which manifest those qualities are embraced with no introspection, with no dissent. To speak against it is to be a fool or ninny.