“What is wrong with this idea? It almost seems right that we should offer God the same emotional response we do to musicians or athletes when they excite us, right?”
- About SI
I agree with his thoughts. At the same time, however, I can think of a context where exuberance and volume are present that perhaps won't strike us as quite so inappropriate as a concert or a sports festival:
Imagine instead that, after a terrible war, the troops are returning home victorious, having successfully defended their homeland from invasion. Bedraggled, grimy, but with triumphant smiles, they march down the center of the street. Meanwhile, women and children boil out of the houses and spill unto the street, cheering and shouting with uncontrollable joy.
Does any one find that the above pose a less problematic a scenario than those suggested in the article? It seems far superior to me, for some reason.