I have never seen "Breaking Bad" and had never heard of Twisters. Despite this absence in my social scene life continued on just fine. As we entered Twisters and walked by "Walter's Booth" (as noted by the yellow sign with arrows pointing downward), I had to ask about Walter. We had our dining experience at Twisters and I learned a little about "Breaking Bad" before we continued the journey down the highway toward Flagstaff, Arizona.
In my training and formation to be a deacon it was really stressed that the deacon has a foot in the world and in the Church. We are to build bridges of trust between the secular and the sacred. We were instructed to meet people where they are and journey with them on their pilgrimage of faith. I strive to do that without immersing myself too deeply in the cultural antics of the Hollywood elites. In my mind there must be a balance between having a basic knowledge of what is happening in the entertainment industry and crossing a line of decency and entering into immorality. I prefer to err on the side of caution and prudence.
Anthony "Tony" Robbins has a quote that speaks well to this scenario. "All the passion in the world won't matter if you are running east looking for a sunset." We can be knowledgeable of the ways of the world, but is it leading us to holiness? If I spend more time immersed in entertainment venues to be in touch with the world, what does that do for my spiritual quest? How does that bring me closer to Christ? I readily accept the fact that there will be times I will be clueless about the "in things" of the world. If I am remaining faithful in my pilgrimage toward Christ I can live with that.