Posts Tagged ‘tv’

First, what happens during typical TV time, then why… in detail.

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Hopefully that image speaks a 1000 words. Now for the “Why?!”.

Listen, take up the challenge & then read below also for further amazing illustrations.

Audio from “How to be led by the Holy Spirit”, by Dr Michael L Brown. Download this audio segment here.

Additional illustrations (Source Encyclopedia of 7700 Illustrations):

Average American And TV
According to Harris, the average American watches television 17 hours a week. Women (20 hours a week) watch more than men (14 hours). People with an eighth-grade education (20 hours) watch much more than those who went to college (14). Blacks (25 hours) watch much more than whites (16). People who earn less than $5,000 a year (22 hours) watch much more than those who earn $15,000 and up (13 hours). Those who have two sets watch just about the same amount as those who have only one.

The 23rd Channel
The TV is my shepherd. My spiritual growth shall want. It maketh me to sit down and do nothing for it’s name’s sake, because it requireth all my spare time. It keepeth me from doing my duty as a Christian, because it presenteth so many good shows that I must see.
It restoreth my knowledge of the things of the world, and keepeth me from the study of God’s Word. It leadeth me in the paths of failing to attend the evening church services, and doing nothing in the Kingdom of God.
Yea, though I live to be a hundred, I shall keep viewing my TV as long as it will work, for it is my closest companion.
Its sounds and pictures they comfort me.
It presenteth entertainment before me and keepeth me from doing important things with my family. It fills my head with ideas which differ from those in the Word of God.
Surely, no good thing will come out of my life because of so many wasted hours, and I shall dwell in my regrets and remorse forever.
—Selected

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Why did family shows like the Cosby Show, Seventh Heaven & Home Improvement disappear? Not without good reason – and that good reason isn’t that these shows are too ‘old-style’.

From the LA Times:

“…the family unit itself has markedly changed since the mid-1970s, when the Federal Communications Commission pressured the top three networks to institute a “family viewing hour” from 8 to 9 p.m. Over the last four decades — as divorce and single parenthood climbed sharply — the percentage of children younger than 18 living in a two-parent household slid from roughly 85% to 67%, according to statistics from the U.S. Census Bureau. Meanwhile, the family viewing hour policy, born from protests about the rising tide of sex and violence on TV in the early 1970s, was scrapped by the courts within a couple of years, leaving the networks to pledge their best effort in maintaining suitable family programming in that prime-time hour.

The dearth of family programming today can also be traced to a longstanding tension between the major networks and the creative community, which has gravitated toward darker and edgier material, particularly as cable became more of a force in Hollywood, said TV historian Tim Brooks.”

Listen to full audio here.

The Pill ruined the institution of marriage, says Raquel Welch
Pat Boone : Let’s get the ‘F’ out of media!

It seems clear that much of “the church” is just too comfortable in its pool of mud.

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