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  • The author's point has a dark attractiveness in the "How could my Modern life not suck since everyone worships TV" sense, but I think a direct connection between the conventions of televison and religious ritual is overstated.

    Throughout history, storytelling, both religious and secular, has employed stock characters and plotlines. Today's cheesy sitcom is no more inherently religous that was, say, the commedia dell'Arte [].

    If there is a connection, its in the fact that both My Two Dads and the Catholic Mass make use of the same proven storytelling techniques. That doesn't make them the same any more that the presence of four limbs and a head makes a platypus the same as your next-door neighbor.