This is the exact attitude that I’m talking about. All of those arguments could have been used against building churches or printing novels at one time. The apostles used none of them, yet they were the popular media of their day, and they were all incredibly expensive in their time period.
Using that logic we should have never built st peters basilica, the Sistine Chapel, the Renaissance or baroque art periods, etc. And say goodbye to Shakespeare and the great literature of the past which shaped our culture for 1,000 years.
Just dismiss it and hand over all of the evangelism to Satan. That’s effectively what we’ve done!
Yet vatican 2 called for the church to be involved in using the media to evangelize, even though it’s expensive. It said every effort should be made to do so. Yeah, that’s really being followed! LOL
Here’s the exact quote from Vatican 2 to ponder:
"It is quite unbecoming for the Church’s children idly to permit the message of salvation to be thwarted or impeded by the technical delays or expenses, however vast, which are encountered by the very nature of these media. Therefore, this sacred Synod advises them of the obligation they have to maintain and assist Catholic newspapers, periodicals and film projects, radio and television programs and stations, whose principal objective is to spread and defend the truth and foster Christian influence in human society. At the same time, the Synod earnestly invites those organizations and individuals who possess financial and technical ability to support these media freely and generously with their resources and their skills, inasmuch as they contribute to genuine culture and the apostolate.
In addition, there should be an effort to see that the noble and ancient art of the drama, which now is diffused everywhere by the media of social communication, serves the cultural and moral betterment of audiences."
I don’t mean to hammer you personally, yours is the common attitude of catholics today, it seems. No wonder the world is falling into apostasy. We’ve become culturally silent. Letting Satan do all the evangelism is what seems nonprudential to me.