Monday, April 13, 2009
I wanted to just vent a frustration that I know is really kind of pointless, but its annoying me anyway so here goes. I am utterly tired of newscaster, show hosts, etc, etc, etc, ad-nauseam continually parading their drinking habits, and outright drunkenness, before literally thousands of people like it is hilarious. I know that this is part of the world that we live in, but I very much miss the days of my childhood when you could watch the news without having to deal with their personal lives of sin being involved.
I have also become very annoyed at the fact that I cannot sit down and watch/listen to a news/talk show without having to deal with their foul language. It was bad enough when it was simply euphamisisms, but as our society has "progressed" (actually regressed) it has become much more publically acceptable to curse at thousands of people with no shame (remind anyone of Jer. 6:15?) .
It amazes me that people who sit before thousands of people every day feel licensed to do these things when it is even against company policy at all Walmart/Sam's Club chains in the country to curse in front of a customer. But, I believe I know why. If a customer gets perturbed with Walmart, they'll go shop somewhere else. When they get perturbed with the news anchors, but they happen to be the news anchors who deliver the "viewpoints" that they like to hear, then they have a "vested interest." Because of that vested interest, people (even Christians) will permit themselves to "endure" the filth for the sake of the news.
It bothers me that so many of us are willing to do this, but we seem to be less and less separate from the world, even as the world goes further and further from a moral stance. Well... I've rambled on long enough. If any of you have thoughts, or maybe some solutions, I'd love to hear them. God bless!