Thursday, September 3, 2009

Canary's in the coal mine!

"Life for an actual canary in a coal mine could be described in three words - short but meaningful. Early coal mines did not feature ventilation systems, so miners would routinely bring a caged canary into new coal seams. Canaries are especially sensitive to methane and carbon monoxide, which made them ideal for detecting any dangerous gas build-ups. As long as thecanary in a coal mine kept singing, the miners knew their air supply was safe. A dead canary in a coal mine signalled an immediate evacuation."

I've often thought that evangelists are the cultures "canary in the coal mine". How we are treated is an indicator of the moral condition of the culture. I'm not sure if this makes and sense...

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