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October 20, 2005


Robert Prusa

Personally I love Arrested Development. It is the funniest show on TV, course I don't have a TV so I watch it on DVD. On the other hand, I also have seen home makeover and it is the most materialistic thing you could watch. Houses don't fix lives.

Ashlie David

As I grow as a Christian (and a mom), I become more and more horrified at the blatant sin I see on TV. Yet, I continue to pay my satellite bill and watch, and probably will continue to so. I have been raised in the TV generation and my idea of what is "good" or "bad" TV is often skewed to my preferences. When I think about TV and what I watch, the question I find myself asking is: "Is this profitable for me to watch? What will this do to my heart?", which is a long way from "God will strike me down if I watch this." Which is the fear-motivation that I used to operate under. TV affects people in different ways. I MUST rely on the Holy Spirit in combination with God's word in order to answer the "good or bad" question on a case by case basis.

Robert Prusa

This was not working earlier, so let me finish my thought. Good and Bad according to the Parent's Television Council seems to be complely subjective. I can't think of a time in my life that I saw something really 'good' on the television. And even if something good was on it still would be laced with terrible commercials and the like. For this culture and time sex sells and that is all over the TV. Having gone through various times in my life with no television (one of those periods being now) you just can tell the difference. Television just fills us with idle useless thoughts. Yet I still watch.

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