FROM IMAGO DEI SUCH IMAGO NET. THE NEXT TIME THE HOLY FATHER WILL BUY ZUCCHINI IN CAMPO DEI FIORI?
Man created in the image and likeness of God wanted to rebel against Him making himself God, and today, instead of kneeling in front of your Creator, no longer even kneel before idols, but he prostrates himself before directly to digital cameras, giving up totally to live the present and projected future, as if from the philosophical and theological language of our dying world was missing the word eschatology, to make room for all other questions and purposes: … and tomorrow, What I invented, to impress again? Or: Today I gave the daily dose to mass media going to the optician, but tomorrow I will be forced to increase the dose. If you then do a jump to the fruit market in Campo dei Fiori in buying two courgettes under the statue of the "holy man" by Giordano Bruno?
The expression of Saint Augustine Imago Dei the imaginem Dei [II sent. d. a. 16 1, q. 1], today should be the subject of in-depth reflections, having regard to the social upheaval that seems to have changed now Imago net. For this I resonates in the ears a well-known expression of St. Thomas Aquinas: Agere sequitur esse [the Act follows the be], principle in Thomistic ethics Foundation. For St. Thomas, from being the descendant Dover-be. What exists has its own ontological nature that affect the action of the same entity, in the case of male moral action. The man, as a creature created by God and therefore God's creature will not only possess the simple ontological creature feature, Why must also have an appropriate moral behavior and in its way as a result of the Dover-be that will take him to aspire to perfection ultra Earth. For Saint Thomas being mean Act of being [They actu essendi ab] that is, action, News. In Thomistic perspective everything exists to implement actions, and in this way be coincides with the action in its final fulfillment.
These days there are about ten years Since the Ukrainian model Valeria Lukyanova became famous throughout the world for its natural resemblance or artificially created with the famous Barbie doll. For many of those who grew up watching the advertising of this toy and seeing the girls play with this famous doll, has always been the question of how this would be if it were a doll real person.
The first impression we seeing the pictures of this woman is: "But it is true?». And anchor: «How did ... it's all the result of Magic of the computer?». And then, After the first impression, begins to take a negative rating given by the fact that it is a person totally falsified, or as it is now customary to say: all redone. In others it may instead rise to a sense of complacency in the see in the flesh a toy with which one has grown up. In both cases the curiosity pushes almost morbidly looking for more images and data of the model that elicits a range of emotions and chain reactions in the world Cyberspace that made her famous.
If the reputation of this model It was the result of an advertising campaign the same company Mattel makes sense, especially considering that now more than ever in the world of advertising as in fashion slogans stand also on components of aggression, the transgression, the upheaval or the total reversal of real data. Because this is the planet where it is born and increased the fame of this model through photographs and video clips that have been around the world through social networks [see WHO, WHO, WHO]. And today the social network have become much more of a fundamental part of human communication, in particular the younger generation; for many are the only form of expression.
Ever as before, those in possession of a computer, a Table or smartphone has the ability to find everything they need in terms of information; as well as the possibility to express their reviews toward anything. Technological progress is so large now that we don't need to argue our choices, because with a simple "I like it"on Facebook and a Tweet everything is done on Twitter. We can then spend time commenting everything and its opposite with a thumbs down or up, with a little heart or a emoticon.
The electronic means — that could be a means of communication and dissemination of knowledge and culture, But even the pastoral care — have become genuine tools of annihilation, Sometimes the Guillotines, of parallel worlds that you put in a destructive manner to the real; a "real" now reduced the immediate, as if there had never been a "before"and there wasn't a"after”. Worlds ruled entirely out of snapshots that require continuous updating on the part of those who want to be the center of attention on the part of those who want to be informed at every moment of the day. Then begins a new day, in which you do not even remember the day before and do not take into consideration the future day that will follow and which you will need to "raise the bar" of surprise and then amazement. In one of our newspapers private interviews the father Ariel S. Levi of Gualdo told me long ago that ' the story progresses so fast through its increasingly policy-historians who sometimes has the impression of not having my living, not having more time to process it, But what's worse: to live».
This immediate update became an archetype of conduct in all directions, not only in the virtual world, because it is increasingly imposing in the most varied spheres: in political as in the religious and pastoral care. The aim seems to be to become "famous" or have a role and a group of followers, finding the reason of their being, the purpose of the right to live and exist.
Social networks are not only audiences of auto-exposure, But even the assize courts making reviews following the "law"dictated by the statistics of personal success or failure; a trap in which they fall even our pastors who sometimes seem more concerned with pleasing the world that Jesus Christ, all with an aggravating circumstance: the world to which they want to pleasure has no body and has no soul, It is a world made such is precisely because without Jesus Christ.
Every person who enters this virtual circle sooner or later is forced to take precise and variable forms of behaviour and expression that tend to mutate itself, Why stay in the success is based on the principle of continuous update; It is therefore necessary to provide elements of "wonder"higher and higher and escalating doses. Just like the Ukrainian model that has undergone a process of constant mutation and that at this point could be called the "new eve”, the prototype of the new or future world that is not coming, but who has already taken possession of reality through the virtual form.
This instant update not only involves the world of show business – that it's not only cinema, the world of tv or swimsuit –, because, as I said before, It affects all social scopes, political, religious and scientific. Needless to say, what dangers this can lead: not only the loss of values and laws that for the entire course of history have governed civilizations; not only for the loss of a conception of life, time and relations with others, because this path leads to a consequent and total emptying of the man in action, in his being and his human creature role created in the image and likeness of the living God [cf. There. 1, 26-27].
The instant update "that is the negation of Theology of the body of Saint Paul the Apostle [CF. With the. 1,18] and Christian who becomes a living image of Christ [CF. RM 8,28; The Cor. 15,49; ] ― imposes to please always a distant world that is without penalty and body without head, made anonymous and hidden behind a screen on which symbols are proclaimed liking or not liking it meant to do number. Finally will be indicated with a Clik What to do for better pleasure, thereby generating the danger that will soon be imposed misconceptions all-out, but above all it ends up being imposed a style that will bring the men of near future ― in any social role, political or religious they are ― to a dramatic choice: be similar to their predecessors, or exceed that limit thanks to which today no longer even able to distinguish from the ridiculous far-fetched?
This is the real and final reversal of God, of real substance and man; a reversal that blocks all in a time instant that lasts longer than that taken by the Flash cameras. Today, a Pilate ghost without a body and soul, speaking from an undisclosed location in computer network to a mass without the head and without a tail would have ended up asking the same question: «Who do you want to be free, Barabbas or Jesus Christ said?» [cf. Mt. 27,16-26]. I leave readers to evaluate the response in this case would end up being shouted "democratically" from Cyberspace ...
The man created in the image and likeness of God wanted to rebel against Him making himself God, and today, instead of kneeling in front of your Creator, no longer even kneel before idols, but he prostrates himself before directly to digital cameras, giving up totally to live the present and projected future, as if from the philosophical and theological language of our dying world was missing the word eschatology, to make room for all other questions and purposes: ... and tomorrow what I invented to impress again? Or: Today I gave the daily dose of amazement to mass-media going to the optician to change lenses, but tomorrow I will be forced to increase the dose; If you then do a jump to the fruit market in Campo dei Fiori in buying two courgettes under the statue of the "holy man" by Giordano Bruno?
TV2000 is perhaps already feelers to the fruit market in Campo dei Fiori?