What defines a religion? In my mind, there are no clean boundaries between different religions so creating a broad definition may not work. Is it more or less than:
- Religions have a conception of a primary religious experience
- Religions also have scriptures or stories that are collectively understood and passed down in the form of text or stories
- Religions have shared rituals and traditions that are shared by all participants
Can you stretch your conception of television culture to classify it as a religion? Maybe not in the sense that the folks doing the actual watching consider it a religion, but there certainly are some similarities.
And on the anti-television side of things, how many of you, the fine readers of Our Thoughts, have dropped TV completely?