Of course, we realize that Rant readers know these things already, which may lead readers to question why we even bothered writing this.
It's funny, I was thinking the same thing by the seventh paragraph - preaching to the choir.
Yep. When I wrote, I didn't expect any of the unchurched to suddenly stumble across this essay and lo! have an epiphany. But I did think it made the point that those of us who do read ought make an effort to reach out to those people who don't. After all, there's only so much bad television any human being can stomach.