Consumer Oriented Services, n. Religion within the bounds of
This fundamental category mistake places church meetings not within
the category of religious services designed to help people worship and
grow, loving enough to give a gadfly's sting, but rather action-packed
spectacles designed to attract people who are seeking amusement.
Seminaries, far from warning against this, are actually promoting it.
This is, unfortunately, not a novelty. Like schools, and USA-TODAY,
and so on and so forth, just one more segment of society in need of a
swift kick in the pants from Neil Postman.
- -- Hayward's Unabridged Dictionary