To all the folks who read (and made comments, to which I will soon reply) on my former post, I say thank you. My sober reflections on Faith Without Illusions (my book on cynicism within and toward the church) has been quite difficult for me… but also motivating. The more I consider the book’s content the more convinced I am of its pertinence. I am trying to think of better way of getting the message out on the book’s one year anniversary.
So my latest idea is that I should ask Conan O’Brien to endorse it. He would be keen, don’t you think?
I am not a late night TV watcher, but a good friend pointed me to the video clip below. It’s where Conan bid farewell to “The Tonight Show” a couple of years back. At the end he says this about cynicism:
To all the people watching, I can never thank you enough for your kindness to me and I’ll think about it for the rest of my life. All I ask of you is one thing: please don’t be cynical. I hate cynicism — it’s my least favorite quality and it doesn’t lead anywhere (Source: The Huffington Post)
So if anyone knows Conan, send me his address so I can mail him a copy!
Here’s the clip…