Tag Archive | TV

The Christian and Entertainment

The Protestant Pulpit:

CT Immersive“One of the central features of the times is the ubiquitous nature of data. We live in the age of information, and it is a self-evident fact. From social media to cable TV, we are bombarded with streams of images of every sort. There are many things that can be said on both the blessing and the bane of this. But there is something that we often forget, the very distraction that comes from this and the ever-increasing appetite for it can be very detrimental to the health of a Christian.  This is especially true of entertainment. There is nothing inherently wrong with entertainment. But there is a latent danger within in it, even the best of entertainment.”

Read more: https://ilyston.wordpress.com/2014/11/25/our-thought-life-entertainment-hindrances-to-christian-progress/ (blog no longer available)

More Christian Television Programming

967614_87624136I came across this article from a link on a website that was pushing the “Jews are evil and control the world” theme.  While I do not agree with that sentiment, I did find this quote from the article, written by a Jewish man, interesting:

As a proud Jew, I want America to know about our accomplishment. Yes, we control Hollywood. Without us, you’d be flipping between “The 700 Club” and “Davey and Goliath” on TV all day.

Now, I would not be recommending the above-mentioned shows to anyone, but it sounds like this man is saying that without people like him, there would be more Christian programming on television.  And Hollywood doesn’t have an anti-Christian bias?  Hmmm…

A Christian Perspective on Television

Televison Hungarian ORION 1957

In the olden days, Father told her, people would sit around a glowing box and be entertained by strangers who hated them and wanted to brainwash them and do them harm.

Bunker, Michael (2012-02-08). The Last Pilgrims (p. 48). Refugio Publishing. Kindle Edition.

A citizens guide to understanding corporate media propaganda techniques

Aletho News

By George Orwell | earthblognews| 01.09.2010

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A few decades ago, there were thousands of independent media outlets in the US. Today in America, six multinational global media mega corporations run by six individuals control 96% of the content Americans see on TV and watch at the movies; read in books, magazines and newspapers, and hear on the radio.

  • Time Warner
  • VIACOM
  • CBS
  • Walt Disney
  • News Corp
  • General Electric

Click the link below to see the details of who owns what.

Media Ownership Chart: The Big Six

These 6 corporations own the major entertainment theme parks, movie studios, television and radio broadcast networks, cable and satellite channels, video news, magazines, book publishers, sports entertainment, integrated telecommunications and the communications satellites themselves, wireless phones, video games software, electronic media, internet, record labels and the music industry, and more.

Everything you believe, more or less, is delivered to you by a monolithic six…

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The Funniest Introduction to a Television Program Ever

Gentle Giant, 14, was looking through our video cabinet and pulled out an old VHS I had taped off the television for a high school history project.  The “documentary” on the VHS was called “Ancient Prophecies” and was hosted by David McCallum.  It was made by Coast to Coast Productions in 1994 and aired on CityTV sometime after that.  Here is the introduction that had us in stitches (likely most of this was written to avoid lawsuits, but that doesn’t detract from its humor):

The following is not a news program or a documentary.

The people appearing on camera are not necessarily experts and are expressing personal opinions only.

Although significant opposing viewpoints exist, they are not included.

The information presented represents unsubstantiated anecdotal accounts of events, interpretations of writings, and speculation about the significance of certain predictions.

Some predictions by the same sources, though not mentioned, have been proven inaccurate.

Events are dramatized, simulated, and re-created.

It is not the intention of the broadcasters to suggest that any prophecies are true, and all conclusions drawn about the future, drawn by persons in this program, are purely conjecture.

I think this or something like it should be the standard introduction to every television show.  Don’t you?

Television and Overstimulated Minds

HT: Vigilant Citizen

TV and Child Health

For every additional hour of TV that they’d watched a week when they were two, the 10-year-olds displayed:

* A seven percent decrease in classroom participation

* A six percent drop in math scores

* 13 percent less time engaging in weekend physical activity

* A 10 percent increase in snacks- and soft drink consumption

* A five percent increase in body mass index

* And a 10 percent increase in being bullied by classmates.