Thursday, April 23, 2015
Nova Effect = Cross Pressures
In Smith on page 62 he talks about the Nova Effect and how cross pressures have turned from the more medieval model of the buffered self to a more porous self. I think this is most people today and we are have kind of become open to more things that lead us away from our faith. This section in Smith is titled The Nova Effect: Fragilization from Cross-pressures, where fragilization means that your particular faith begins to come into question and becomes fragile. This is the result of the cross pressures from the Nova Effect. We see these everyday in our culture with music, TV, and many more things. A lot of peoples faith nowadays comes into question when confronted about it. Some people are either uneducated about their faith or just simply don't care and they begin to question it. I think it is good to have a buffered self but also at the same time can have negative effects. You don't want to close yourself off to so many things that you begin to dismantle relationships. People need to find an equal medium of the two and be concrete with their opinions and what they do and don't allow into their lives.