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Popular video raises serious questions

January 28, 2012
Editorial by the Adirondack Daily Enterprise: Publisher Catherine Moore, Managing Editor Peter Crowley

A YouTube video titled "Why I Hate Religion, But Love Jesus" has gone viral and gotten more than 17 million views in its first 17 days on the Web. It's been discussed all over America and also been rebutted and mocked by subsequently posted videos. Considering that years' worth of video is posted on YouTube every day and that the most popular clips are almost always, to put it nicely, lightweight, the fact that a serious one touched a national nerve says important things about our times.

 
 
 

 

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