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Can acts of violence, promiscuity, and witchcraft on Televised programs corrupt a society?

by Lynford Heron
The Centurion Press
- Posted Saturday, May 31, 2003 
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This article will present some chilling facts and statistics that clearly points an accusing finger at television as one of the largest contributing factors 

towards violence in the world today, not to mention many other self-destructive behaviors such as smoking, promiscuity, homosexuality, spiritualism and mental laziness.  We will group the following in three categories, violence, immorality and spiritualism.

Violence:

How can we as a people, consider ourselves members of a civilized nation when our entertainment is finding pleasure in the pain and suffering of others? I cannot understand how Christians can sit down and enjoy seeing an individual gunned down, raped, or brutally beaten without their conscience being smudged?  For example, how can we as men of God sit and watch boxing and call it entertainment?  How can we call it a sport?   How can we sit and watch two grown men beat each other to pulp?  It is like the Romans cheering and snacking as the Christians were slaughtered in the coliseum. We have fallen so short because we have been conditioned and desensitized by media violence.

By age 12 a child will witness 12,000 violent deaths on TV. The Center for Media and Public Affairs recently surveyed a day's T.V. programming and identified 1,846 violent scenes. The most violent periods were between 6 – 9 a.m. with 497 violent scenes and between 2 - 5 p.m. with 609 violent

Matrix - Media violence Itchy & Scratchy - Media Violence

scenes. These are hours of highest TV viewing by children. What are we doing to our kids?  We are raising a society of barbarians that has learned to associate violence with pleasure?  They are unattached emotionally and completely desensitized to the pain and suffering of others.  Let us examine the fruits of our labor.

Friends, by beholding we are changed.  This principle holds true for everyone.  None is exempt.  Our mind is like a sponge, it soaks up everything.  That is why Paul admonishes us to be, "wise unto that which is good, and simple concerning evil.Romans 16:19  In 1991, Jennifer Jordon was gunned down in a drive by shooting.  Her father Chuck, desperate to find out why, visited the gang in prison and they said it all started with the movie "The Godfather."  They said that's when the wave of drive-by-shootings started.  Friends, consider what happened immediately after the release of the movie "Money Train."  A guy poured gasoline in a subway boot trying to light the attendant on fire, copying a scene in the movie.  In mid-1991 one person was killed and two dozen wounded by violence provoked by the release of the movie "Boyz N the Hood."  What about the explosion of high school shootings across the nation?  Dear reader, judge within yourself, does violence in the media promotes violence in society?

David Grossman, a Military Psychologist and an expert in the art of Kilology (training to kill), reveals shocking evidence by reporting that the same military training which creates killing machines out of relatively harmless boot camp recruits, is identical to the trainings our kids is getting from certain video games and movies.  He explained that the U.S. army had a big problem.  The soldiers were not shooting to kill.  During World War II only 15 – 20% of soldiers shot to kill.  One method of training used to correct this problem is known to as "Operant Conditioning." U.S. soldiers learn to fire at realistic, man-shaped silhouettes that pops-up in their field of view. That is the stimulus.  David Grossman said that 75 to 80 percent of the shooting on the modern battlefield is the result of this kind of stimulus-response training.  By the Korean War 55% were shooting to kill And by Vietnam over 90% were shooting to kill.

We are not natural born killers. We are not naturally violent; we have to be trained.  The point and click shooting video games are reported by David Grossman as providing the same stimulus-response training which conditions a person to pull the trigger.  Consider the explosion of high school shootings we experienced a few years ago.  David Grossman gives his account.

"After the Jonesboro shootings, one of the high-school teachers told me how her students reacted when she told them about the shootings at the middle school. "They laughed," she told me with dismay. A similar reaction happens all the time in movie theaters when there is bloody violence. The young people laugh and cheer and keep right on eating popcorn and drinking Pop. 

The result is a phenomenon that functions much like AIDS, which I call AVIDS--Acquired Violence Immune Deficiency Syndrome. AIDS has never killed anybody. It destroys your immune system, and then other diseases that shouldn't kill you become fatal. Television violence by itself does not kill you. It destroys your violence immune system and conditions you to derive pleasure from violence. And once you are at close range with another human being, and it's time for you to pull that trigger, you will, because your violence immune system was destroyed" 

Friends, do you remember this song, "Watch your eyes, watch your eyes what they see.  For your Father up above looking down in tender love, watch your eyes, watch your eyes what they see."  David the Psalmist said, “I will set before my eyes no vile thingPsalm 101:3  "Scientific research has shown that “violence and aggression on the screen induce children to become more violent in real life.” Today the data linking violence in the media to violence in society are superior to those linking cancer and tobacco." (Television Time Bomb)  Remember, by beholding we become changed.

Immorality:
On our journey to the celestial city, with regret, I must report that it is evident, that most of earths citizens are cruising down immorality boulevard on the vehicle of Hollywood's televised programs.  Decency and shame are lost in the sand of time.  Yesterday's heresies have become today's accepted practices.  Sin is some how no longer repulsive.  Sexual immorality s televised programs has been sanitized. 
Indecent exposure is no longer frowned upon Profane language  is currently used to punctuate sentences.  No longer are beeps are heard which block out the profanity.   We are living in an age where humanity has been stripped of nobility.  Many are currently enjoying full course meals of adultery and fornication by viewing soap operas and certain sitcoms .  For many people, I am afraid, the thing that will keep them out of heaven, into which nothing impure can enter, is their addiction to televised programs.  Paul admonishes us to be transformed by the renewing of our minds, yet we are feeding from the fountain of filth.  How can we sit and allow our kids to watch Felicity, Dawson Creek, Seinfeld, Friends and all the others of their kind?  Are you aware of the lessons these programs are teaching our kids?  They are teaching them to be promiscuous.  They are teaching our young ladies that sex before marriage is a normal teenage activity.  Pre-marital sex is just a part of growing up.  Look around you, everybody is doing it.  Those are some of the lessons they are learning.  In addition, the sanctity of marriage has been devalued, for everyone seems to be sleeping around with everybody else's husband or wife on TV.  Not to mention indecent exposure.  We have phases like "as bear as you dear" and "skin is in."  Those phrases from Deco Drive and Extra has announced the new fashion trend of the 20th century.

Felicity - Sexual Immoralities

Seinfeld - Promiscuity Friends - Homosexual Gestures and Promiscuity Dawson Creek - Pre-martial Sex

Are we disturbed and annoyed when these acts of immorality are aired in the name of innocent fun?  For most of us, they are welcomed and entertained.  Our spirits are not vexed.  Rather, we allow these programs to arrest our attention and soon we become hypnotized and conditioned.  Most people will say to those who are raising an opposing voice to such social slackness, "you are the one with the perverted mind", "you are the one that has a problem if you cannot handle it".  For someone to utter those words in defense for such programs, they are sending a clear signal that they are totally desensitized and conditioned to sexual immorality.  If fornication is a sin, why sit down and watch it on TV and even cultivate a liking for the programs?  Why look at the exposed flesh and sexual gestures of the actors in those programs?  It is because our viewing taste have become perverted.  Friend, do you know that kissing is foreplay?  Do you know that it is reserved for married individuals?  Kissing promotes the act of intercourse.  If you are not in the position to promote intercourse, why are you kissing that boy or that girl?  But it seems so cute and harmless on TV.  That is how it is sold by the media.  Granted, it is a beautiful thing when performed in the proper constraints, but when those who are not married engage in this act, the true beauty is lost and cheapened.

It is high time for all who believe in principle and decency to take an uncompromising stand against the social evils of these days?  Some will forfeit the choice to stand,  because thy do not want to sound like an extremist.  Many are cowards and their weak will prevents them from preaching and living sound doctrines.  Others do not want to create waves, or have anyone upset with them, so they simply sacrifice principles on the altar of friendship.  Dear reader, we are not here to make friends, we are here to be a friend.  The Bible says, "Faithful are the wounds of a friend; but the kisses of an enemy are deceitful."  Proverbs 27:6  A friend will tell you the truth in love no matter how much it is going to hurt.  Those that are not truly friends will allow you to enjoy the pleasures of this world for a season, then stand by and watch while you pay for it the rest of your life.
  

The electronic devise call television is not bad in and of itself.  Whether it is considered good or bad depends on its programming.  To paint a balanced picture, let us look at some of benefits of having a television - news, information, entertainment.  I do believe that in many ways television has been a blessing, but I also believe that it has done more harm than good.  The Bible say, "But the tongue can no man tame; it is an unruly evil, full of deadly poison."  (James 3:8)  The same can be said of the television box.  Can you step in water without getting wet?  I believe that we cannot watch regular TV and cable programs without picking up a few sinful pollutants.  We can say we are only going to watch a church service, but what about all the advertisement?  We cannot escape the perversions for the devil has mingled every 5, 10 or 30 minutes of programming with corruption.  Considering that fact, how do you tame it?  The Lord wants us to make covenants with our eyes not to behold any evil thing.  It is impossible to keep that promise in a controlled environment by watching regular TV programs.  I say, "controlled environment," because while in the privacy of your own home, you are in controll.  Rather, if you are walking down a crowded street, you are liable to see anything.  However, it is possible to control your content if you subscribe to a Christian Cable Network.  The bottom line is, we need to find a way to tame the beast.

Homosexuality:
The forces of evil are hard at work implementing programs that will serve to raise up a new generation, a generation that is more sensitive and sympathetic to the homosexual lifestyle.  Parents, have you sat down lately and investigated what your kids are watching?The homosexual society as well as everyone else know that the television box is the universal baby sitter.  They know that most of us are not that interested in what our kids are watching as long as they keep quiet and out of our way.  As a result, the gay movement are taking advantage of that fact.  Homosexuals know that it is very difficult to convert adults to their perversion, so they are employing all their efforts to corrupt young minds of our kids. They are selling homosexuality in a subtle way on cartoons and sitcoms.

Have you heard of the story called "The Ugly Duckling?"  The homosexual society televised a gay version of this cartoon on HBO called the "Sissy Duckling" with a subtle message.  There are many of those cartoons out there, and they are very cunningly disguised as well.  Consider Shark Tales.  There is this shark that does not eat fish, only kelp, has a fish for a best friend, he's not aggressive as other sharks and dresses up like a dolphin.  Think about it. Consider Sesame Street.  Just who are Ernie and Bert?  They are the voice of two homosexuals that have lived together for many years.  Now you can understand why Bert is always interested in Ernie's baths.  Would you ever have thought that a children's program would have a male couple among its staff?  Well, what about the Simpson's?  Smithers is the voice of Harry Shearer (gay).  "Smithers is the ultimate sycophant, positively doting on his boss, nuclear power plant Mogul Monty Burns.  Their interest is more than business, often extending into the romantic and erotic." (David A. Wyatt).

TV was made for two reasons - to manipulate public opinion and to sell products.  It is a excellent tool for a mass conditioning campaign in promoting homosexuality as a perfectly normal behavior.  Homosexuals understand the power of beholding, so they are bombarding prime time hours with gay and lesbian programs.  The homosexual society is calling for a greater show of same sex affection on televised programs.  They understand that time is the master.  They are well aware that everyone will be against gay affection on TV when it is introduced.  But like everything else, after time, the consistent fighters will die out, others will get tired and the rest will be so conditioned that they will wonder why they had a problem with it in the first place.  The gay society has employed the movie stars and the trendsetters to introduce their alternate lifestyle.  Soon many will look at homosexuality as being cool.  Soon the American people will be conditioned in accepting this sexual immorality.  Can it happen?  Of course it can.  Consider the wearing of earrings by men and the phenomena of smoking.  Before earrings was televised an as being cool by the media, no guy would be caught even dead wearing an earring.  Now, both ears are pierced.  Who would have thought we would live to see the day when men would wear and share earrings with the women of our society.  How farfetched does normalizing homosexuality seem now? 

Smoking is a classic example.  The cigarette industry had all the "cool" characters and movie stars puffing on prime time TV.  Even though the habit is known to be a death sentence, yet it is being practiced by many.  The media buried all the bad attributes and glorified all the so called good ones.  The milk industry did the same.  The sale of milk plummeted, as a result of many people turning to Soya milk.  What do you think they did?  They recruited "Sir Television" and the celebrities.  For a time, the only thing we saw on our television screens were milk covered lips of Spike Lee, Britney Spears, Patrick Ewing and Austin Powers.  Did it work?  Yes it did.  The American people followed their role models, and the sale of milk went through the roof.

Well, what about homosexuality?  Do you think the gay society can pull the same trick on the American people?  What if Tom Cruz, Michael Jordan and Will Smith announced to the world that they are gay?  How many people do you think would follow them?  Think about that.  Let us look at what they are currently doing via the help of the media.  They are currently redefining the face of homosexuality with the help of our well loved characters on various sitcoms.  Let us look at a few of those sitcoms to identify their game plan.  Consider "Will & Grace."  Everyone just loves that program.  Will is a homosexual attorney.  He does not only have a great, respectable job, he has a great body.  He is masculine looking.  He is also portrayed to be cool and a really fun guy.  He is so cool, that Grace a straight woman, would not mind dating him.  Gays are now noble, respectable and fun.  Do you get the picture?  Do you see what homosexuals are trying to do?  Friends, no matter how hard they try, they cannot sanitize a perverted act as homosexuality.  They are not only seeking acceptance, but they are also promoting cross gender relationships.  The new norm they are trying to establish is the dating of John on Monday by Tim, then Jane on Tuesday also by Tim.

Let us look at a few other sitcoms.  Party of Five - lesbian writing instructor kissing another women in prime time.  Friends - lesbian couple raising a child.  Chicago Hope, ER, Spin City, The Simpsons, Suddenly Susan and Mad About You all features gay, lesbian and/or transgender relations during prime time viewing.  Do we see what is happening?  They are simulating real life situations and using respectable characters to play those rolls.  "When a teen see Jack (gay character) on "Dawson's Creek" portrayed as well-loved, talented and accepted, it sends a strong message that he can be those things as well as a gay person."  GLAAD (Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation) got an email message from a 14-year-old boy who decided to come out after watching "Dawson's Creek."  Jack, on the show, comes out with the support of friends and family members.  Even his former girlfriend is understanding."

We are bombarded every day with the same message from the media.  We cannot escape.  The perversion is in our game shows and movies.  Even the advertisements are sending a strong message.  Consider what happened on a "breath Mint ad.  A male cop pulls over a male driver, puts a breath mint in his mouth, walks up to the car, kiss the male driver and said, "I have fresh breath" during prime time viewing.  Dear reader, can you explain what just happened?  Parents, you have to be very selective of what your family watch on TV in these extremely corrupting days.

Spiritualism:
The media promotes everything evil as ugly and everything pretty as good.  The devil is presented as a monstrous beast with horns and a long tail.  That is exactly what the devil wants.  He want us to look for a monstrous beast, so that when he appears as a beautiful angel of light impersonating Christ, everyone will accept him, for everything about him in appearance is beautiful and good.  Let us consider the following as well, such as, subliminal messages, N.D.E (Near Death Experience) and the state of the dead.

Subliminal messages work, else large corporations would not invest thousands to incorporate them into their programming.  For example, "John Travolta's movie "Battlefield Earth" is based on a science-fiction book by Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard.  Travolta, a devout Scientologist, had been trying for 15 years to get that movie made.  Two former members of the cult Scientology are claiming that the movie will carry subliminal messages.  The message, "Don't you miss Ron?  Ron Hubbard, Ron Ron Ron, Ron Hubbard make contact"  Urging the viewers to join the cult movement scientology."  Ron Hubbard is the founder of the movement.  

Around six years ago in the Evening Standard and the Sunday Times, both British news papers, reported the use of subliminal messages in a widely watched cartoon.  The use of the subliminal message was causing it's viewers to vomit.  Friends, subliminal messages works.  The Simpson's is reported to use subliminal messages, as well as many commercials.  For example, Pepsi.  No one is safe from or immune to the corrupting influence of television.

Spiritualism seems to be the key ingredient in almost all Disney cartoons.  I randomly choose to examine Hercules.  Hercules was once a god.  Somehow he lost his deity and the entire cartoon is about finding himself, finding his inner strength which lies dormant, so that he can be a god again.  Notice, that the thing that make him good is himself.  He does not need any help from the one true God.  The power that he needs to tap into lie deep within himself.  This teaching goes completely against Christian belief.  We know that without God we are nothing and can never be anything without Him.  The cartoon features, the immortality of the soul and reincarnation.  Such cartoons are very damaging and confusing to young impressionable minds.  

Have you ever felt hypnotized by watching television?  Have you ever thought to yourself, by observing a friend or family member while watching a TV program, that they look hypnotized?  That actually might just be the case.  Spiritualist priests and satanic groups are not hiding their diabolic plans.  If you visit www.4newage.com amongst others, they will tell you that they are using the flicker effect on television to hypnotize their viewers.  This is induced by the various flashes of light and color from the televised program.  This information is not fiction, it is fact.  We believe that informed viewers will make informed decisions.

Research Findings:  (Television Time Bomb)
- By the time a child reaches the age of 16, he or she will have seen 200,000 acts of violence in the media.

- It is an intellectual sedative – weakens the ability to solve problems.

- Responsible for a certain amount of obesity in this country - body metabolism (and calorie-burning) is an average of 14.5 percent lower when watching TV than when simply lying in bed.

- Teaches revenge and that humiliating someone is clever.

- Creates an artificial world of beauty, glitter and excitement.

- Desensitizes us to the pain and suffering of others.

- Teaches that the world is a hostile, horrible, scary place to live - some people will not leave their homes.

- Statistics indicate the average viewer will see 90,000 incidents of drinking on television by age 21, and 100,000 beer commercials by age 18.

Have you ever heard the couch potatoes version of the 23 Psalm?
"The TV set is my shepherd. My spiritual growth shall want. It maketh me to sit down and do nothing because it requireth all my spare time. It restoreth my knowledge of the things of the world and keepeth me from the study of God’s Word. It leadeth me in paths of titillation and bewitchment and mayhem and lust for amusement’s sake, so that I skip the worship services and do nothing for the kingdom of God. 
Yea, though I live to be a hundred, I shall keep on viewing my TV as long as it worketh, for it is my closest companion. Its sound and its picture, they comfort me. It presenteth entertainment before me, and keepeth me from spending time with my family. It filleth my head with ideas which differ from those set forth in the Word of God. My life overfloweth with contention and sorrows. Surely, no good thing will come of my life, because my TV offereth me no good time to do God’s will; thus I will dwell in the place of the devil and his angels forever.
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In closing, consider the following.  "A Russian born scientist by the name of Vladimir Kosma Zwirykin is largely responsible for the invention of television.  Zworykin has not been very enthusiastic about what has happened to his invention.  On his ninety-second birthday, Zworykin expressed his disgust with the whole matter and said, "I would never let my children even come close to it.""

"In all thy ways acknowledge the Lord and He will direct thy path."

 

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